Dr. Valerie Penton-Power, ND
Meet Dr. Val
I am a firm believer in a proactive model of health. As a board certified and registered Naturopathic Doctor, my passion is to help empower people to achieve their health goals, in a natural and accessible way.
Growing up in a rural and remote community, I was exposed to traditional medicine at an early age. Later, living in Asia, I learned more about natural health options and how these contribute to primary health through primary and secondary prevention of illness, creating healthy communities, encouraging and empowering citizens to take an active role in their health.
I appreciate the challenges of obtaining accessible health care that values a patient’s unique experience and preference. Inclusion is very important to me; I welcome people from diverse cultures, backgrounds, life experiences and all sexual and gender identities.
Before deciding to become a Naturopathic Doctor, I worked in Health Policy for nearly a decade aiming to help advance the broader public health agenda. I became further inspired to pursue naturopathic medicine and more actively advocate for, and provide, greater accessibility to health care services.
I aim to promote autonomy in your health care and I am available to assist you step-by-step on your path. I believe it is important that people have individualized, evidence-based care. In my clinical practice, I aim to include patients in their health care while providing a caring and calm space for treatment.
Focus areas include Fertility care, Hormonal Health, Stress management, Thyroid Health and Pain Management.
Education and Training
Dr. Penton-Power received her honours Bachelor of Science and majored in Psychology. She went on to pursue her Masters in Medicine and received a Master’s Fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
She then graduated from the four-year post-graduate program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine where she achieved her Doctor of Naturopathy degree. During her internship year, Dr. Penton-Power provided naturopathic care at the Sherbourne Health Center. She has additional certification in Cosmetic Acupuncture and Facial Rejuvenation (2018) and Doula Certification (2015).
* Dr. Valerie Penton-Power ND is a member in Good Standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO). She is also a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND).