Naturopathic Doctor for the Whole Family
The AltaVie team is very excited to announce that Dr Erica Volk of Momentum Health will be supporting Dr Stephanie Schiemann's patients during her maternity leave. Dr Volk complements Dr Steph's style of practice, clinical skill set, and passion for patient care in an excellent way. We are confident in her care and thrilled to offer her services to our patients.
Facilitating Fantastic Family Health
Dr Erica Volk is a naturopathic physician passionate about the mind-body connection in health and disease. She is excited to be supporting the AltaVie community while Dr Stephanie is busy welcoming the newest addition to her growing family. As a general practitioner, Dr Volk's clinical practice includes treatment of a wide range of health complaints, particularly digestive issues, thyroid disease, hormonal imbalance including PMS and menopause, autoimmune disease, anxiety, depression, allergies, fatigue, insomnia, weight goals, and skin complaints. Dr Volk enjoys working with the whole family, including general pediatric care and neurodevelopmental challenges. She is also very excited to be offering pregnancy and fertility support for Dr Steph's patients.
We are honoured to have Dr Volk caring for our patients. She is an expert in natural, gentle, and minimally invasive therapies including clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, counselling, homeopathy, and both conventional and specialized laboratory testing. Dr Volk loves to be a “health detective” for her patients, always focusing on identifying and treating the root cause of disease. Her patients are provided education and tools so they can be empowered to take control of their own health.
Whole-Person Holistic Health
Dr Volk is a board-certified, licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND) with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia and is a member in good standing with the British Columbia Naturopathic Association and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. She has completed advanced training in classical homeopathy through the New England School of Homeopathy (NESH) and is a candidate for fellowship with the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS). Passionate about supporting her patients’ emotional needs, Dr Volk draws from her training in holistic counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy in her practice. She is constantly expanding her skills and knowledge through ongoing continuing education requirements.
Prior to attending naturopathic medical school at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland (NUNM), Dr Volk experienced chronic digestive issues that were not improved through conventional care. During her years in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts in English honours at the University of Victoria, she stumbled upon the power of naturopathic medicine, which completely resolved her health issues. This experience sparked a passion for unlocking solutions to even the most stubborn health complaints and she has been on a mission to help people feel their best ever since.