Dr. Karla Dionne, MD
Dr. Dionne’s Preventative Medical practice is the realization of a dream to bring conventional western medicine together with natural medicine. After graduating from UBC Medical School in 1991, Dr. Dionne worked for 12 years in family practice gaining an excellent grounding in evidence based medical knowledge. In 2003, Dr. Dionne began studying evidence based natural medicine and is now delighted to be able to provide the best of both worlds. Dr. Dionne has studied with the Institute of Functional Medicine and, in 2009, completed the Advanced Fellowship in Functional and Anti-Aging Medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. She has learned that the whole body must be considered if true healing is to occur and treatments that work best are those that help restore the body’s ability to heal itself. Healing can be achieved through the careful balance of lifestyle corrections, utilization of vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements, including bioidentical hormones.
Understanding the importance of work-life balance, Dr. Dionne spends time outside of the office engaging in a variety of activities, often beginning and ending the day with meditation. She delights in her grandchildren and enjoys trips to the West Kootenays to visit family. Outdoor activities include hiking, skiing, snowshoeing and kayaking.