Michelle van der Westhuizen, Proficiency Partners Diplomate
Dr Michelle van der Westhuizen practices Functional Medicine out of Calgary, Canada but offers Telemedicine consults for broader access to her care. One of Dr Michelle's greatest passions in life is to help people to help themselves. She feels incredibly fortunate to have found her passion in Medicine, and specifically Functional medicine. Challenged by the fact that we can no longer put patients into limiting diagnostic boxes, she is continuously researching and studying new ways to help her patients. She feels extremely grateful to be part of the Surviving Mold Proficiency Partners community of practitioners, which give many complex patients hope to one day heal.
She obtained her medical degree at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and worked in rural health care and as a General practitioner prior to moving to Canada in 2014. She found Functional Medicine through her own health challenges, which inspired her to take every opportunity to learn more about all aspects of health, which she now empathically translates to excellent patient care.
She obtained her Certification in the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP) and then became an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP). She is Board Certified with the American Board of Anti Aging/ Regenerative medicine and completed her Fellowship in Anti Aging, Metabolic and Functional Medicine at A4M in 2019. She is certified in Reversing Cognitive Decline (IFM), Pediatric Functional Medicine (IFM) and in Advanced chelation and Ozone therapy.
She has specific passion for managing complex illnesses, including CIRS and other environmental illness. One of her clinic's major focuses is the management of CIRS. Her team consists of knowledgeable and passionate practitioners, including another Proficiency Partner Diplomate, Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, CIRS group and individual health coaching, Nutrition, Lymphatic drainage, Naturopathic doctor, Neurofeedback and IV therapies.
Her passions outside of work include mountain biking, cooking healthy meals, gardening, yoga, snowboarding and travelling.
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