• Meet our Staff

  • Dr. Lucas MacMillan was trained first as a Registered Nurse, then as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. He strives to maintain a general practice, though he especially enjoys working with sports medicine and pain concerns, digestive imbalances, and hormone disruption/optimization. His long-standing interest in the human body and health has directed him to his passions of health and health-care. 

     

    Dr. Lucas enjoys discussing health and treatment options with his patients, and genuinely looks forward to teaching others about health, medicine, and methods to improve one’s health and wellbeing outside of the doctor’s office. He believes that understanding is a key component of improving one’s health, and he strives to educate each patient in a positive and meaningful way.

     

    He has written various articles covering topics including chronic pain approaches, the professional training of naturopathic doctors, research on medicinal uses of curcumin, indications and uses of prolotherapy and platelet rich plasma (PRP), and others. He was featured numerous times on television interviews including the “Doctor’s Corner” segment on the Shaw TV show "Run with It," wherein he discussed common pain syndromes and related treatments, injury prevention, intravenous (IV) nutrient applications, and regenerative injection therapies. He hosted a one hour internationally broadcast webinar with the American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC) entitled “Pursuing your Passion: the journey, challenges and charms of being and becoming an ND.” He is a listed contributor to Marano Publishing’s “NPLEX Review” (a major licensing and board exam resource for naturopathic medicine students) and “Evidence Informed Joint Mobilization” by Professional Health Systems. More information on him and the articles he has written can be found on his personal website: www.drlucasmac.com

      

    Dr. Lucas also has a passion for sports, and has been training in various martial arts since age 14; he is currently focusing on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He enjoys hiking with his wife and daughter, walking through various trails in and around Greater Vancouver, as well as casually playing volleyball and other sports with friends.

  • Anne-Marie Côté

    Registered Massage Therapist

    After graduating from the West Coast College of Massage therapy in 1997, Anne-Marie worked her dream job with Canadian Mountain Holidays in one of their Helicopter skiing lodges in the Purcell Mountain range of British Columbia. Once the skiing season was over, she chose to work in North Vancouver where she has been ever since, working with a very diverse clientele ranging from: ultra runners, biking enthusiasts, martial artists, triathletes, chronic pain sufferer, and stroke and Gillain Barré Syndrome sufferers.

     

    In 2005, she started teaching at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT), over the last 9 years, she has been teaching many courses, with her main domain always being the orthopedics component of the program, involving: spinal, regional and neurological treatments.

     

    As of September 2014, Anne-Marie started teaching in the Registered Massage Therapy program at Langara College, continuing to pass on her knowledge of orthopedic treatment to a new crop of Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) students. Her years as an orthopedic teacher for the RMT program has made her extremely competent in treating joint injuries: post joint surgery recovery, sprains and strains, dislocations, neurological cases and so many more.

     

    Always keeping in mind that relaxation and therapeutics can be used in conjunction, a treatment with Anne-Marie is both therapeutic and deeply relaxing.

     

  • Peter Maharajh

    Registered Massage Therapist

    Peter graduated from the 3000-hour massage therapy program at West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2007. Working with MS and Parkinson's patients as well as conditions such as hydrocephalus and spinal cord injuries have been some of his most rewarding experiences.

     

    Although he has training in STR (Soft Tissue Release), L.A.S.T. (Ligament Articular Strain Technique), Muscle Energy Technique and has a special interest in understanding pain, nociception and nerves - Peter enjoys treating all patients and all injuries. He is just as passionate about treating the elite athlete dealing with an acute injury such as hamstring or calf pain as he is about treating the elderly person managing neck pain or arthritis.

     
    His treatment style is patient dependent. With an emphasis on communication and Functional Movement Screening the patient helps establish the style and type of treatment most suited to their goals.
     
    Peter enjoys all sports and all types of music (especially classical and jazz). His hobbies include art, reading and studying the ongoing discoveries being made in anatomy and physiology. (He has a special fascination with Heart Rate Variability and understanding the bio-mechanics of running)
     
    He has a competitive background in rowing and sculling and still keeps his single shell in the Vancouver Rowing Club - although he wishes he was able to get out on the water more often.