I grew up in Hamilton, Ontario which is also where I completed my undergraduate degree in biology and psychology at McMaster University. My own healthcare experiences led me to the wonderful world of naturopathic medicine and after earning my Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, I returned home to Hamilton where I currently practice. I love travelling, gardening, and exploring Hamilton’s beautiful hiking trails and waterfalls. I have a special interest in chronic health concerns, mental health, children’s health, pain management, and universal accessibility to individualized, quality healthcare.
Dr. Felicia Assenza
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."
- Thomas Edison
Naturopathic medicine helps improve your symptoms by finding and addressing what is causing them. In order to find the root cause of your symptoms, initial appointments are approximately one hour in length and include a thorough history intake and any relevant physical exams. While some treatments may be initiated during the first visit, the majority of the treatment will be carried out in subsequent follow-up visits.
Treatments are aimed at addressing you as a whole person, the root cause of your symptoms and work to best support your body's natural healing ability. They can include nutritional and lifestyle counseling, homeopathy, traditional chinese medicine, botanical medicine, massage and hydrotherpy. Each treatment plan is individualized to you as a person. It's all about what works best for you to help you be the best, most healthy version of yourself!
Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
First do no harm
The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)
Identify and Treat the Causes
Doctor as teacher
Treat the whole person
I offer individualized treatment plans to help you become the happiest, healthiest version of yourself. You're the expert on you, I simply provide tools to guide your body into it's optimal state of health, whatever that looks like for you. Some of my special areas of interest include: