Regenerative Injection Therapies
Pain and Injury Management
Diabetes Management & Autoimmune Conditions
Naturopathic Birth Doula
My goal is to express my compassion, determination, and love of medicine to each one of my patients by supporting them through their health challenges and helping them reach their health goals. I am committed to ongoing education and being the best doctor, I can be. I always strive for more, to never stop learning and to be present for my patients every step of the way.
My goal is to collaborate with other health-care providers to give the most thorough and integrative care in the areas of Pain and Injury Management, Regenerative Injection Therapies, Diabetes Management and Autoimmune Conditions, Health Optimization and Medical Aesthetics by engaging in an understanding of how to achieve and maintain better overall health and wellness.
My purpose in Naturopathic Medicine is to help educate and motivate my patients in a way that they can take an active role in understanding their own health ailments and be an active part of the healing process which is fundamental for recovery. As a doctor, I prescribe the treatment, but it is the patient that helps execute the plan.
Dr Heather van der Geest, ND grew up in Victoria, BC and completed her Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Victoria. She went on to attend Naturopathic Medical school at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, graduating in December 2017. While in the Naturopathic Medical program, Dr. Heather volunteered with Naturopathic Doctors International (NDI) and went to the small island of Ometepe in Nicaragua to help provide Naturopathic care and treatment to under-privileged locals who do not normally have access to medical care.
As a previous member and athlete on the Canadian Junior National Rowing Team, and Captain of the UVic Vikes Women’s Rowing Team, Dr. Heather now uses that same drive and leadership ability to help support her patients in achieving their health goals.
Over the past year, Dr Heather has completed her Level One and Two modules of training in Advanced Injection Therapies (Prolotherapy, Neural-Prolo, Neural therapy, PRP and Medical Aesthetic) to supplement her Naturopathic focus in Pain Management and Injury Recovery.
Even with a focus in Pain and Injury Management, Dr. Heather believes in treating the whole person and looking at finding the root cause of a patient’s ailments. This involves Clinical Nutrition, Acupuncture, Physical Exams, Botanical and Nutraceutical Therapies, Physical Medicine and Pharmaceuticals (if needed).