Meet Dr. Michelle Marcoux, ND
Naturopathic Doctor (and prairie girl at heart)
Growing up on a farm in rural Saskatchewan played a significant role in shaping my future career as a
Naturopathic Doctor. My family grew a lot of our own food and we prepared most of our meals from scratch. Most of my friends were siblings or cousins, and the great outdoors was our playground and primary source of entertainment. From this prairie upbringing grew an appreciation for the basic fundamentals of good health - whole, home-cooked foods, community, and fresh air and sunshine. Although it wasn’t immediately clear how I could translate this understanding into a career, I knew I needed to do something with my life that allowed me to share those values with others.
While I was attending the U of S and working towards my B. Sc. in Anatomy and Cell Biology, I met a Naturopathic Doctor who practiced in Saskatoon. Dr. Jacqui Fleury first became my Naturopathic Doctor, then my employer, then my friend and mentor. Thanks to her, I discovered a path that encompassed all the values that I had absorbed in my childhood on the farm.
Once I finished my B. Sc., I moved to Vancouver BC to do my 4 years of post-graduate studies in Naturopathic Medicine. After completing school at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and passing the national and provincial licensing exams, I continued my education in the field. In addition to the Bowen Therapy certification, I completed a pharmacology and prescribing intensive with a licensing exam in order to obtain a license to prescribe prescription drugs in BC. This allowed me to do two important things: help patients reduce or discontinue their prescription drugs in a safe and supervised way, and help patients use natural therapies safely in conjunction with their prescription drugs.
As I began my practice in BC, I became very interested in pregnancy, fertility, and pediatric health. In order to further my education, I focused my continuing education in these areas and obtained additional certifications in therapies pertinent to these interests. I also began teaching physical exam and clinical skills to students at my alma mater, where I quickly learned that teachers learn just as much, if not more, than the students they are teaching.
But despite all the great experience I had in BC, I always knew I would come back to SK one day to practice with my mentor, Dr. Fleury. So, in the summer of 2013, I moved back to Saskatoon and set up my practice in Dr. Fleury’s clinic, True Potential Health Services. Being back in Saskatoon with my husband, two sons, and two cats truly feels like coming home. My family, the sense of community, the slower pace of life, and the values still exist here help to re-affirm that I really am a prairie girl at heart. I am very excited to have a Naturopathic practice based on prairie values in a place where those values are still recognized and appreciated. The purpose of my practice is to listen and provide a safe space, to meet people where they are, and to help them reach their goals and find their way on the path to optimal health. My hope is that the people of Saskatchewan will find value in the services I am offering.
In between practicing Naturopathic Medicine and being a Mom, I do manage to find some time for myself. In this precious spare time, my favorite things to do are crocheting, cooking, and reading. I learned to crochet when I was pregnant and have been unstoppable ever since. I love nothing more than whipping up something both healthy and delicious for friends and family - cooking is truly my creative outlet. But my all-time favorite pastime is most definitely getting lost in a good book. Nothing refills my tank like immersing myself in another world for an hour or two and living someone else’s life.
On the business side of things, I am currently registered with the Saskatchewan Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (SANP) to practice acupuncture and Naturopathic Medicine in Saskatchewan. I am a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), which advocates federally for rights and recognition of Naturopathic Medicine. I am also certified by the Bowen College of Vancouver, BC to practice Bowen Therapy.
New Beginnings is a family-oriented, child-friendly, naturopathic practice. Dr. Marcoux, ND sees patients for any and all concerns and treats all age groups. Caregivers are always welcome to bring their children to their visit if needed, as the office is child-friendly and well-stocked with toys and games.
Dr. Marcoux, ND's areas of special interest and additional training include:
Fertility and Pregnancy Support
Stress, Sleep, and Lifestyle Management
Dr. Marcoux currently practices at True Potential Health Services. For more information on any of the services listed above, please visit the True Potential website using the link provided below.
Optimal Health Starts Here
Dr. Marcoux currently practices at True Potential Health Services in Saskatoon, SK
#3-1810 8th Street East (in the Mano's Plaza)