Dr. Clare Sullivan is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and a licensed practitioner of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO). She has a passion for helping women with chronic digestive disorders. She helps women attain reliable digestion and dependable energy so they can pursue their passions and relish their time with family & friends.
She has pursued extra training in environmental medicine and is licensed in IV therapy. Dr. Clare has a special interest in digestive disorders and celiac disease. She is currently accepting new patients.
What led you to become a naturopathic doctor?
I was drawn to Naturopathic Medicine because of my desire to help others heal, especially using botanical medicine and nutrition. But the real learning has taken place since I graduated 12 years ago. When my child was diagnosed with celiac disease, I experienced first hand how stressful it is when your child is diagnosed. There are so few resources available to parents. I now work with parents just like me to offer support and education on celiac disease.
Why should patients choose you as their naturopathic doctor?
The WHO defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” It is my mission to work collaboratively with my patients to help them address each of these states of well-being.
Think of me like your personal lifeguard. I am here for you in times of crisis, but our ultimate goal is to work together to identify and remove obstacles and to teach you the skills you need to swim.
What are the top 3 treatments that you have a special interest in?
- Digestive conditions with a special interest in celiac disease. Supporting newly diagnosed patients and navigating health obstacles throughout their celiac journey.
- Skin conditions: hives, rashes, eczema, acne
- Detoxification & Environmental Medicine
What are you proud of in your practice?
One aspect of my practice which I cherish is helping families create safe, supportive, and healing environments where each member of the family can thrive. I find working with families rewarding and beneficial. I am most proud when I receive the trust of patients with the referral of their family members.
Which cases do you enjoy treating? Why?
As a clinician it is my job to connect the dots of my patients health concerns, but what I enjoy most is when I see my patients face light up because they are connecting the dots of their health puzzle and learning about how their body works. Facilitating this process is a privilege.
What do you do for fun?
I would describe myself as a maker – I love all things hands on. Throughout the year I can be found gardening, cooking, crafting, knitting, sketching, potting, sewing, dehydrating, canning, or learning a new skill often with my three kids in tow. I also love to read, do yoga, rock climb, be outdoors and take road trips.