About Marcia Sena
As a 4th year naturopathic Intern, I have enjoyed working with patients to help them reach their health goals and improve their quality of life. I value the importance of working towards optimal health physically, mentally and emotionally through lifestyle modifications. As someone who has gone through my own journey of healing, I understand the significance
and power that holding a non-judgmental and safe space can have. Being able to now provide that space for patients is truly humbling and rewarding.
I like to work systematically using evidence-based medicine to provide individualized care, whilst also taking the time to educate and explain the mechanisms at play for patients to gain insight into their health. My background is in in Biochemistry and Nutrition, and I believe it’s necessary to balance both conventional and non-conventional medicine to create an integrative approach.
My areas of interest are Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Metabolic conditions, Autoimmune, Mental health and GI health. I utilize various naturopathic modalities such as Nutritional therapy, Botanical medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Mind-body therapies.
About Reduced Rate Visits at Annex Naturopathic Clinic
Are you looking for naturopathic care but finding the fees are a barrier to access?
Here, at the Annex Naturopathic Clinic, we offer reduced rate visits by our 4th year naturopathic interns. They are competent at history taking, differential diagnosis, bloodwork analysis, physical examination, medicinal herbs, supplements and pharmaceuticals.
What does the flow of the visits look like?
All the visits are supervised by experienced and licensed naturopathic doctors. Initial visits with our interns are 75-90 minutes long. They take your intake, go over your diet and lifestyle and gather as much information as needed. They then summarize the information and discuss it with a registered ND to get to a diagnosis and put a comprehensive naturopathic treatment plan together.
Interns are responsible for researching for their patients, so if you are struggling with a chronic disease or an undiagnosed condition, you can trust them looking for evidence and updated research to help you out and to find the root cause.
Listening, educating and empowering the patients is the primary goal of our interns. The four-year intensive program equips the students with enough knowledge to answer your basic health questions, help you deeply understand your health issue and explain the treatment plan and the evidence and logic behind it.
What other services do interns provide?
In addition, students in their internship are also able to provide services such as acupuncture, cupping, vaginal examination, pap smear and intramuscular vitamin B12 injections.
What conditions do interns see most?
Conditions that our interns are very good at handling are mental health including depression and anxiety, gut health, hormonal health, fertility, chronic diseases, musculoskeletal disorders and so much more.
What is the fee for the visits?
$66 for the Initial visit (75-90 mins), $44 for 60-min follow up and $22 for 30-min follow up.
What if I can’t commute to the clinic?
Interns also offer virtual visits through phone or video.
How can I book my reduced-rate visit?
If you are interested in receiving this service, please do not hesitate to contact the clinic and ask for more information. Online booking is available through out “book now” button.