• Meet our Staff

  • Dr. David Bayley

    BSc.K, ND

    Dr. Bayley has been practicing general Naturopathic family medicine at his office in Delbrook Plaza in North Vancouver since 1987. He grew up in North Vancouver and went on to receive his Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University followed by his doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon.

     

    He has a special interest in finding the underlying cause of and treatment for all chronic diseases, including digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s, colitis, reflux and hiatus hernia. He treats fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Chronic Hepatitis B and C, heavy metal toxicity, asthma, eczema, hay fever and all manner of sports injuries including sciatica and painful spinal disc disorders. He has written a manual and taught courses on the pros and cons of vaccines and counsels parents on how to prepare their children for immunization to help prevent adverse reactions. In addition, he supports the geriatric population to reduce their intake of drugs whenever possible.

      

    Dr. Bayley is the former head coach of Whistler Mountain`s ski team and is a past member of the Sports Medicine Council of B.C. He is also certified in Kinesio taping (the colored tape you see on professional athletes). He is retired faculty of the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster where he taught Jurisprudence (medical law) and Immunity Through Vaccination for 7 years. He is a past speaker for The Canadian Liver Foundation. He is also Chair of the Examining Committee 'Emeritus' for the College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC and is a member of and past chair of the Inquiry Committee for the College. He is a member of The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He is board certified in Chelation Therapy, Oxidative Medicine (ozone therapy) and has prescribing authority (prescription drugs). 

  • Dr. Rory Gibbons

    BSc.K, ND

    When it comes to health and wellness, Dr. Gibbons looks at the big picture.  As a naturopathic doctor Dr. Gibbons will spend time with you, listen to your concerns and investigate all aspects of your health.  He then will provide a comprehensive, natural, medical plan that will fit seamlessly into your lifestyle.  Medicine sometimes has a tendency to become overly complicated but don’t fret, he is here to simplify and help you through your healing journey. Dr. Gibbons’ goal with you is simple:  to connect with you and help you be the best version of yourself.

     

    Areas of natural medicine that peak his interest are listed below but are certainly not limited to:

    • Men’s health:  Stress management, sexual dysfunction, low libido, hormone imbalances, fertility, anxiety and depression.
    • Energy Enhancement:  Burn-out, adrenal dysfunction, chronic fatigue, and hypothyroidism
    • Performance Optimization: Athletic injury prevention and treatment, cognitive performance for high functioning entrepreneurs, and stress management
    • Cardiovascular Health: Prevention and management of cardiovascular disease, arrhythmias, hypertension, and peripheral vascular disease.
    • Pain Management:  Muscle pain, joint pain, fibromyalgia, and low back pain.
    • Digestive Health:  Bloating, indigestion, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, IBS, and inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.

     

    Prior to becoming a naturopathic doctor, Dr. Gibbons completed an undergraduate degree program at Simon Fraser University in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology which included 2 years of co-op work experience.  During his kinesiology degree he became very fond of active health and rehabilitation.  Dr. Gibbons found that if we can treat the body physically, then other aspects of the person’s health would improve as well.  This rang true again when he helped people achieve their physical goals during his time as a kinesiologist/strength coach following his undergraduate degree.  

     

    During his time as a student at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM) Dr. Gibbons became increasingly interested in how natural medicine can help with pain control, energy enhancement, performance (mental and physical) and heart health.  He also identified a need for preventing disease and improving the overall wellness of men.  As a student, he dedicated much of his time teaching students functional anatomy, was a teaching assistant in BINM’s physical medicine program, and is a part of BINM’s teaching staff for the annual one week intensive anatomy dissection lab that takes place at the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon.  

     

    As a naturopathic doctor Dr. Gibbons is able to address all aspects of your life and make recommendations to leave you feeling at the top of your game.

     

  • 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.
  • Sydney Minisofer

    Patient Coordinator / Receptionist

    Sydney is our staff member who is most likely to greet you in reception and address all your scheduling needs. Like all our staff she is an athlete, and is passionate about health and well-being. She is the informative voice you hear when you call the clinic and is here to answer all your questions.