Our Clinic Director
Dr. Michael Schaplowsky, ND
Dr. Michael is a licensed naturopathic doctor who completed two Bachelor of Science degrees at the University of Alberta. Dr. Schaplowsky's first B.Sc. was in the Faculty of Science in Biological Sciences with a strong focus in genetics. His second B.Sc. was in the Faculty of Medicine and focused on Medical Laboratory Studies. As an integral component of his studies, he did a one year internship at the University of Alberta Hospitals in the departments of Hematology, Chemistry, Special Chemistry, Histopathology, Stat Lab, and in conjunction with the Provincial Lab - Microbiology.
He earned his Doctoral Degree in Naturopathic Medicine from the oldest and most well respected college in North America - National University of Natural Medicine.
In addition, Dr. Schaplowsky also earned a B.Ed. at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and has studied theology at the University of Toronto, St. Michael's College and Newman Theological College.
He has worked for The University of Alberta Hospitals, The Royal Alexandra Hospital, as a medical laboratory scientist and at The Cross Cancer Institute (Edmonton) and The Tom Baker Cancer Centre (Calgary) as a clinical analyst. In addition, he has worked in scientific research at the University of Alberta in the area of bone calcification.
Dr. Schaplowsky's comprehensive studies and practice in medicine, hematology, chemistry, clinical microbiology and genetics, along with theology gives him a unique insight into addressing a patient's needs. As an Orthodox priest he is willing to explore and integrate many of those areas where others shy away.
In naturopathic medical college, Dr. Schaplowsky trained extensively in the areas of clinical nutrition, pharmacology, endocrinology, botanical medicine, counselling, oncology, physical medicine, as well as conventional medical treatments. He has completed extra coursework in the areas of oncology, nutrition-gastroenterology, European biological medicine, and counselling.
He enjoys treating those who are plagued by chronic illnesses such as PCOS, digestive issues, psoriasis and eczema, multiple sclerosis, stress and fatigue, and has a special interest in oncology (cancer) and is a member of OncANP. As he says "there is real joy in helping a person find true lasting relief". In addition, he has a keen interest in women's health and has treated a number of infertile couples.
Dr. Schaplowsky is an avid speaker and teacher. He frequently offers presentations to various organizations and institutions focusing on health and well being. If you would like Dr. Schaplowsky to talk to your group or organization please feel free to contact him.
Dr. Schaplowsky is also a native Albertan, born and raised in Edmonton, and is proud to call Edmonton home.
Kristine Aanderson - Psychologist
Kristine Aanderson is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and has a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology.
She believes that each person is the expert in their own lives and her goal is to help you find the tools you need to unlock your problem solving potential.
Kristine values creating a secure environment that is free from judgements. When this is combined with skills from approaches like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Narrative Thearpy, meaningful change can occur.
Kristine is also trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy. Then we can approach problems with curiosity, discover strengths and see solutions in a new way.
Kristine offers specialized treatment for a number of concerns including:
- Anxiety, Depression
- Perinatal Mood Disorders (post partum depression, anxiety, OCD and PTSD) (certificates from Post Partum Support International, the Seleni Institute and the PostPartum Stress Center)
- Disordered Eating
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/Occupational Stress Injuries (certificate in Post-Combat Behavioral Health)
She also has a certified therapy dog who is available upon request.
Michael Schaplowsky, ND
ND - Degree of Doctor of Naturopahtic Medicine
BSc - Medical Laboratory Science
BSc - Biological Sciences
BEd - Biological Sciences
National University of Natural Medicine
University of Alberta
University of Toronto - St. Michael's College
Newman Theological College
Endocrinology - hormone function and balance.
Oncology - complimentary cancer care and
is a member of OncANP (click 'here' to learn more.)
FUN FACTS ABOUT DR. MICHAEL
Lived in Ukraine for 6 months.
Loves camping, old fashioned Black and White photography (it wasn't old fashioned when I started in it), and computing (started out on an Apple 2 Plus which shows my age).