About Christine Fortier
I was born and raised in Timmins, growing up surrounded by family, friends, and our wonderful nature. As a child I spent countless hours playing outside with friends all the while fostering a deep love for reading and learning. I developed a love for science in high school and decided at that time that I wanted to work in the healthcare field. This led me to complete a Bachelor of Science (Hon.) in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Waterloo. With so many career options upon graduation, it was difficult to narrow the choices to one that appealed to me most and that I could see myself pursuing with a passion. It was thanks to a close friend’s suggestion that I discovered naturopathic medicine. I remember how enlivened I felt reading about the philosophy and guiding principles at the base of naturopathic medicine. I immediately applied to The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, and completed the 4-year naturopathic medical program, graduating in May 2014.
My clinical approach pairs my science and research knowledge with my love for and proficiency in natural treatments. I’ve developed primary-care skills allowing me to treat a variety of acute and chronic conditions, and the ability to maintain a comprehensive family practice. My passion, however, lies in pediatrics and women’s health. I see my role as a naturopathic doctor as your health coach. I will share with you my knowledge of health and disease prevention and motivate you to use these tools in order to restore your body’s balance and support your body’s innate healing ability.
When not busy in the clinic, I enjoy leading an active life running, doing yoga, and playing roller derby. I also enjoy spending precious time with my family and friends, reading, in addition to being passionate about cooking and baking.
I am thrilled to be back home in Timmins and I look forward to serving my community!