Background Synopsis:

  1. Over 20 years of clinical experience seeing over 3000 patients
  2. Graduate of 3 three first professional doctorate degrees: Medicine (MD), Chiropractic (DC) and Naturopathic Medicine (ND)
  3. Board certified and registered in Ontario under 3 distinct health care professions: Naturopathic Medicine, Chiropractic and Homeopathy.
  4. Post graduate training in Functional Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Medical Acupuncture, and Advance Homeopathic prescribing.

My Approach To Medicine 

“My Approach to Medicine could be summarized as: To practice as a good generalist using patient centred approach and the IFM model of care.” IHP Cover Story Interview (April-May 2013)

1. Integrative & Functional Medicine Model: My model of care is of Integrative and Functional Medicine, implementing evidence based natural medical alternatives when indicated, in addition to enhancing function (hence functional medicine) by understanding physiopathology and treating mechanism(s) of disease processes, before they are pathological. My special clinic interests are Functional Medicine and Orthomolecular Medicine

2. Patient Centred Medicine (versus Diseased Centred) : Medicine should be wholistic yet, individualized & personalized, every case and every patient is unique, unlike the “Disease Centred model of conventional medicine” the Patient centred (Whole Health) approach takes into consideration issues that may impact one’s overall whole health and wellness and therefore may have a direct or even indirect effect on their ability to cope with certain illnesses or disease processes.

“You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome.” Dr. Patch Adams, MD

3. Primary Care-Generalist Approach (versus Specialist Approach):  The human body is the most intriguing biological entity there is, composed of many organ systems, subsystems, tissues, cells, particles and sub particles. Furthermore, If you zoom into one area, you might miss the big picture, This reductionistic model of care, is a serious shortcoming, in todays health care, currently we have many specialists and shrinking population of general practitioners.  If someone has an hormonal issue they are referred to an endocrinologist, if a patient has a stomach concern, they are referred to a gastroenterologist etc.  In my opinion we need more holistic generalists that assess the entire patient as a whole, connect the dots between various systems , and treat mechanism(s) of disease(s). 

 

Education

Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc), York University, 1989-1993
  • Bachelor of BioMedical Sciences (BMSc), NCC, 1993-1995

First Professional Doctorate Degrees: 

  • Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), National College of Chiropractic, 1993-1997
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), UHSA, School of Medicine, 2002-2006
  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND), NUHS, College of Professional Studies, 2009-2011

Post-Graduate Diplomas 

  • Diploma, Clinical Homeopathy, CEDH, 2014-2015
  • Diploma, Medical Acupuncture for Physicians, McMaster University, 2002-2003
  • Diploma, Clinical Acupuncture for Health Professionals, NUHS, 1996-1997
  • Diploma, Clinical Nutrition, ICS Canada, 1993-1994
Licensure and Registrations

Dr. Levy is a registered member of the following regulatory colleges: 

Awards and Recognitions

Upon graduation from York University’s Bachelor of Science Program, Dr. Levy’s first professional degree was in Chiropractic Medicine, graduated with  his D.C. Degree (Doctor of Chiropractic) from the prestigious National College of Chiropractic, shortly after graduation from Chiropractic College, Dr. Levy successfully obtained a Diplomate status with the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE steps 1-4), and later a certification from the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board (CCEB steps A-C)

From 2002 to 2006 Dr. Levy attended the University of Health Sciences Antigua, School of Medicine, graduating with his M.D. Degree in 2006, and shortly after successfully passed the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination and the Qualifying Exam (QE1) in addition to the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE).  Shortly after learning more about the profession of Naturopathic Medicine and the Institute of Functional Medicine, Dr. Levy decided to pursue his third professional degree in Naturopathic Medicine and in 2011, Dr. Levy graduated with his N.D. Degree (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine), Summa Cum Laude from the prestigious National University of Health Sciences, Chicago, Illinois, and was the valedictorian of his class.

Returning back to Ontario, Canada, Dr. Levy successfully passed the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX steps 1-2 exams) set by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (USA), in addition to the Ontario Naturopathic Medicine Board Exams.

In 2017, Dr. Levy was awarded the “best Canadian Alternative Doctor” medal at the National Nutrition symposium.

Always an avid lifelong learner, Dr. Levy completed several post graduate diplomas and certification programs in Medical Acupuncture, Clinical Nutrition, and Homeopathic Medicine.

 

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