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The art and science of personalized healthcare

Please note that Dr. Starling’s practice is at maximum capacity and she will not be accepting new patients until January 2018.

Dr. Jolyn Starling.  Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Jolyn Starling is a Naturopathic Physician who practices holistically to help her patients achieve physical, mental and emotional balance. It is her goal to treat the underlying cause of disease and not just address symptoms. As a practitioner she creates a personalized treatment plan for each patient to help them regain balance and health in their lives. She believes there is no greater honor or privilege than facilitating the process of healing; to bear witness, to reach out a hand, and to share the burden for someone who is suffering.

Her interest in integrative healthcare developed while working with Mother Theresa’s orphanage for disabled children and palliative care hospital in India. It was here that she learned how an integrative, open approach to healthcare is what best serves the patient, their families, and their community.

She uses nutrition, botanical medicine, lifestyle counselling, pharmaceuticals, and physical therapies to help her patients attain optimal health and wellness. In her practice, she uses comprehensive assessment tools and procedures, including complete physical exam, appropriate lab testing, and family history to establish causes of imbalance. She strongly believes that providing a compassionate and safe place to be heard from is an important part of the healing process.

Dr. Jolyn Starling holds a doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, and is licensed to prescribe pharmaceutical drugs. She is committed to providing the highest quality care for her patients and continues to develop knowledge in her field by regularly attending seminars across Canada and the US.  Dr. Starling has been practicing in Victoria, BC since she graduated in 2009 after completing 8 years of education in order to obtain her certification.

testimonials

  • “When I contacted Dr. Starling for Naturopathic treatment I was feeling depressed and experiencing symptoms of stress including disrupted sleep and hair loss. My family doctor prescribed me an antidepressant medication which I was reluctant to take. I felt that Dr. Starling listened to my concerns and after taking a thorough assessment provided me with an effective treatment for stress that helped to decrease my cortisol levels and helped to regulate my sleep. The treatment was pivotal in helping me to regain my stability and to reestablish my physical and mental health and sense of wellness. The most meaningful part of this process was feeling that all aspects of my experience were considered and I felt that I could easily talk with Dr. Starling about my concerns because of her approachable, empathic and
    compassionate nature”

  • …in all my years of seeing doctors….my time with you has been the most rewarding & certainly the most helpful. I haven’t felt this good in years, & its thanks to your kindness & dedication. Thank you for being so nurturing & supportive. I finally felt like I could mention even the tiniest symptoms without feeing like a hypochondriac…

What to Expect

Your first appointment will be 2 hours long.

During this appointment a complete history will be taken including a detailed review of your body’s systems, a partial physical examination, establishment of your healing goals, and determination of how we will work together to best accomplish these goals. Together we will begin to establish the necessary treatment plan for healing to take place.

Subsequent appointment will be 30 minutes long.

Your second appointment will include the remainder of the physical exam (if necessary) and continuation of treatment and guidance.

Most extended health insurance plans cover naturopathic visits with a licensed naturopathic doctor.  Supplements and lab tests may be covered depending on your plan.  Dr. Starling is also an MSP registered practitioner. MSP may cover a certain amount up to 10 visits per year for those who are eligible. Click here for more details: ministry of health services.