I always knew I wanted to be a doctor, and Naturopathic Medicine was the perfect fit. I discovered Naturopathic Medicine during my Master’s and applied based on a gut feeling. I wanted to help people change the world, and getting to the root cause of people’s health concerns made the most sense to me.
What I do
As a Naturopath, I listen carefully to your concerns. I employ evidence-based treatments not previously considered by conventional medicine. I fundamentally believe in empowering you to regain control over your health. At my Toronto practice, I have a clinical focus in hormonal disorders, reproductive health and fertility. I pride myself on providing integrated care in a non-judgemental setting.
Outside of clinic, I love to spend my free time biking, running, swimming, kayaking, basically anything outdoors! I hit my goal of visiting 30 countries before 30, and still have a bucket list of places I want to visit. I enjoy experimenting in my Toronto kitchen, especially if it involves dark chocolate. (Check out my instagram @drvonhagen for proof)
I graduated with a Doctor of Naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. During my four-year naturopathic medical program I was required to take more than 3,000 hours of classroom training and 1,200 hours of clinical experience. During my internship, I was selected for the highly competitive Fertility and Reproductive Health Focus shift, where I received additional training in fertility care.
Upon graduating, I was honoured to receive the Humanitarian Award on behalf of my class, which is given to the graduating student who has best exemplified dedication to the betterment and service of humanity, as demonstrated through words and deeds that reflect the principles of naturopathic medicine and that produce meaningful change in the lives of others.
Before beginning my journey as an ND, I completed a Bachelor’s of Science Honours Degree with Specialization in Kinesiology at Queen’s University. I was then accepted into the exclusive Master’s of Science in Clinical Anatomy at Western University, where I worked as a teaching assistant for medical and physiotherapy students in the anatomy lab. During this time, I travelled to Africa for a Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Rwanda (MNCHR) internship with CIDA. It was on this life-changing journey I wrote my thesis entitled Lifestyle Interventions to Improve Gestational Outcomes: A Cross-Cultural Report.
I’m a proud member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), and the Canadian Association of Women Executives and Entrepreneurs (CAWEE). I am a current board member for Conceivable Dreams: The OHIP for IVF Coalition.