Dr. Karla Dionne, MD
Dr. Karla Dionne graduated from the University of British Columbia Medical School in 1991 and then worked in Family Practice for 12 years. During her time in Family Practice, she was struck by the number of patients with chronic conditions, such as Chronic Fatigue or Fibromyalgia, that did not improve with conventional treatments. It was heartbreaking to have patients come into the office time after time and have nothing different to offer them. Always searching for solutions, she began studying Integrative Medicine and applying those principles in her practice. She very quickly realized that this approach was making a difference for her patients. Integrative Medicine became her passion.
Dr. Dionne’s studies in Integrative Medicine began with the Institute for Functional Medicine. In 2009 she completed an Advanced Fellowship in Functional and Anti-Aging Medicine from the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. In 2013 she studied Biological Medicine in Switzerland with Dr. Thomas Rau.
Dr. Dionne continues to attend conferences and webinars, listen to podcasts, and read books in order to keep up with the constant influx of new information becoming available regarding chronic illness. While she is fascinated with the biochemistry and physiology of the human body, it is the results she sees in her patients that motivates and directs her ongoing study.