Hi everyone. I’m Dr Steven Jones, Naturopthic Physician, and I’d like to welcome you to my website. I hope to give you an overview of the services I provide and a bit of information about myself. I’ve kept it short and concise so as not to bore you with the information that you already likely know, and that most sites repeat. My contact information is given below, and so if there is information that is not present here, that you wish to know, please feel free to contact me, and I would be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
I have been a Naturopthic Doctor for over 20 years now, and have accumulated a lot of knowledge over these years. I have always been keen on learning. As such, I have travelled extensively throughout North American and Europe exploring new ideas, and learning new technologies and treatments. Fortunately, I have been able to incorporate these ideas and technologies/treatment into clinical practise, and then able pass this on to you. I love to learn and I love to travel (great combo!), and so I continue to be committed to continuing education, to be able to offer you the most up to date information and treatments in the natural, and sometimes the not so natural, medical field.
My health philosophy emphasizes empowering individuals to learn, actively participate in, and advocate for their own unique health goals and wellbeing, in an environment that encourages education, support, partnership and individual care. If you have a question, ask. I will always do my best to give an open, honest answer. Sometimes I don’t know the answer (no one person can have all the answers), but I will try my best to find it for you.
Sort of a textbook definition…Naturopathic Medicine is a well established, primary health care system that focuses on current scientific medical knowledge, combined with modern, traditional and, for the most part, natural therapies. It involves the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of ill health. Most of you know this, and most of you recognize that Naturopthic Medicine is significant part of a complete, integrated primary health care system. In British Columbia, we are recognized under the “Health Professions Act”, and we are also considered first line health care workers. We do not stand alone. No health care profession does. I am happy to work with all other members of your health care team. I’ve been around long enough to know that not one person can know everything in medicine, and what is best for you. An integrated approach, with your input is important to your wellbeing.
I’m often asked “What made you become a Naturopath”? Well, I didn’t have a vision when I was a child, nor did I have a health challenge that inspired me. It was a bit different for me. My undergraduate degree was in chemistry and biology. I loved the lab. Test tubes, beakers and chemicals. What else was there? It was amazing and I had a hundred questions for each one answered. In biology I concentrated on environmental science. Animals, ecosystems and humans’ interactions in these environment. I was inspired to make a difference in the world. Greenpeace and David Suzuki where dinner table topics. I wondered how I could keep my deep connection with nature, and at the same time influence (in a positive way), people to think more globally. Yes, I wanted to save the world! I chose medicine. Further, there was no better medical degree than Naturopthic Medicine. It integrated everything I believed/believe in. It was perfect. And I’ve never, ever looked back!
Just so you know, I graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopthic Medicine in 1999, and opened private practice in Kamloops in 2000. I spent 18 years as Kamloops Naturopthic Clinic as owner/operator. Over these years I delt mostly with chronic care cases. This included supportive cancer care, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, chronic infection and such. Since then I have moved more into the antiaging and longevity field, providing aesthetic and similar treatments. I currently practise at a few locations now, dividing my time between Kamloops and the lower mainland. Check out that information in “About”.
Thank you for reading this.