About Rebecca Lester
I am a 4th-year naturopathic intern at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. I grew up with Naturopathic medicine as my primary method of healthcare and have been inspired to be an ND ever since.
I have a strong background in energetic and mind-body medicine, trained in various modalities including PEMF, vibroacoustic therapy, yoga, and reiki. After over 10 years of practicing as an energetic therapist, I was yearning to learn more about the body and holistic medicine, and ready to take on a naturopathic doctorate.
I have been heavily involved in research, focusing on nutrition and mental health. My other main focus areas are gastrointestinal conditions including IBS, SIBO, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s and Diverticulitis.
I have an integrative approach to medicine, appreciating both conventional and naturopathic modalities. I am evidence-based and competent in nutrition therapy, acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, homeopathy, and herbal medicine.
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.