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offering primary health care consultations in the Ottawa and Lanark Highlands regions.
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Monts Groulx, Quebec. Photo: Padlewski 2014
M. Padlewski, ND
Dr. Marcin Padlewski (pronounced: march-in padlev-ski) follows a wholistic approach towards well being and offers a full range of health care services that include lifestyle counselling, nutritional and plant medicine, acupuncture,
EMDR*, as well as laboratory testing. Services are offered in English, French and Polish.
Everyone is welcome to Dr Padlewski’s general family practice where patients of all ages can always learn more about their health and well-being.
" Because we always have choices, I collaborate with people in all states of health. My goal is to provide everyone with balanced guidance, while keeping focus on root causes.
Fundamentally, good medicine is (simple) information such as food and lifestyle that we apply ourselves.
When more support is needed, I help to reduce the burden of anxiety through counselling, address food sensitivities, support the immune system and strive for the well-being of all my patients.
Whether you are looking for primary health care management, or co-treatment with other practitioners, find out today what options may be available to you."
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Dr. Padlewski, is a Registered Naturopathic Doctor with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO). He received his Bachelor of Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). He has also completed accredited training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)* from EMDRIA. For more information on Naturopathic Medicine click here.
Services are offered at three locations including Sandy Hill in Ottawa, Carp and his rural home retreat near Clayton, Ontario. House visits are also available. You can book an appointment online in the contact and booking section.
* EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) is a powerful method of psychotherapy that has helped millions of all ages to relieve many types of psychological distress including post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety to performance enhancement for athletes, actors, public speakers. This method is endorsed by the World Health Organization in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Lanark Highlands, Ontario. Photo: Raymond Chow 2015
Naturopathic medicine is foremost an informed medicine; constantly drawing on information from modern scientific research, practical human knowledge, common sense and experience passed down to us over millennia.
Naturopathic medicine empowers us with understanding and the trust in our innate healing faculty. After all, we come from nature and are very much part of it. I believe that as doctors we should be guiding people to trust in their own nature. I help patients create the optimal conditions for healing, teach ways of prevention, and methods to maintain continued health.
Whether it is early prevention or advanced conditions, I look forward to meeting you, listening to you, and working with you.
Dr. Marcin Padlewski, ND
First, do no harm (Primum non nocere).
Feed, support, strengthen the energy that drives every living body (Vis medicatrix naturae). This is also known as the healing power of nature, simply the ultimate medicine. How else does a wound heal?
Address the root cause; symptoms are only external warnings (Tolle causem). Maintain a wholistic approach in assessment and in treatment.
Design the best treatment plan by addressing multiple aspects of a person’s physical, mental and spiritual being (Tolle totum).
A doctor is primarily a teacher (Docere), his or her role is to impart key knowledge to empower the patient to take charge of their own health. This is best achieved in collaboration and as such I see my role as an objective witness and guide.
And of course: "Don’t wait till you’re thirsty to dig a well." [Chinese proverb], because prevention is the best medicine (Previnare).
Naturopathic medicine is taught in North America in Colleges and Universities that are accredited by The Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME). Principle requirements for applying to a program in naturopathic medicine is a previous undergraduate degree (3-5 years) as well as all necessary biomedical science course as required in any orthodox medical program.
The 4 year naturopathic program includes a complete study in: anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pathology, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, psychology, emergency medicine as well as training in conventional medical diagnosis and laboratory testing. Critical analysis and interpretation of new scientific research and information forms the basis of clinical decisions. Naturopaths are also trained in the practical application of the various modalities particular to this profession: nutrition; physical medicine; joint manipulation; botanical medicine; Chinese traditional medicine; homeopathy and counselling. A full final year is devoted to over 1200 hours of internship at the college’s clinics. During internship, ND’s gain first hand experience in recognizing dysfunction, honing their skills and formulating treatments that are tailored to each individual and their particular healing journey.
Upon graduation future ND’s are required to pass a series of board exams, including practicals administered by local provincial and state jurisdictions and stringent written exams administered by the North American Board Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE). These exams must be passed prior to being eligible for application for licensure and registration with the college (CONO). Naturopathy is registered under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) of Ontario.