As a Naturopathic Doctor I Work With You to Identify and Treat the Underlying Cause Of Your Symptoms Using Science-Based Medical Testing, Natural Medicine and Personalized Nutrition.


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Hi! I'm Dr. Kimberley O'Brien


As a naturopathic doctor in Nelson, BC I help you to transform your health and boost your energy using evidence-based natural medicine and personalized nutrition.

I treat a wide variety of health conditions but I have specific expertise in treating digestive disorders, fatigue and hormone imbalances. My approach is science based, and it’s by identifying the root cause of your symptoms that I am able to create a safe, targeted and effective natural treatment plan that enables you to feel your best as soon as possible. In addition to reviewing your health history in detail during your initial consultation, I often suggest laboratory testing and conduct physical assessments in order to pinpoint the underlying cause of your health concerns.

As a naturopathic doctor I have 8 years of post-secondary education, which have earned me my “Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine” from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and a “Bachelor of Science with Honours in Neuroscience” from the University of Alberta. I am also a "Bowen Health Therapist" and I have completed additional training to receive my pharmaceutical prescription rights within the province of British Columbia.

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien
In addition to my practice in Nelson I serve as the naturopathic doctor at Mountain Trek, an internationally acclaimed and award-winning health and fitness retreat in Ainsworth, BC. Prior to relocating to Nelson I instructed the pharmacology program at the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Calgary and I now continue to share my expertise in health and natural medicine through workshop and seminar offerings as a professional speaker.

I'm passionate about inspiring and helping you to own your health and live a life you love! This passion led me to the create my blog, Healthy Life Redesign, through which I support you with naturopathic health information and delicious gluten and dairy-free recipes. I am also the creator of the Elimination Diet Meal Plan online program, through which I'm grateful to have helped hundreds of people worldwide to resolve chronic symptoms like headaches, bloating, fatigue, IBS and eczema by identifying their food sensitivities and refueling their bodies with deliciously nutritious meals.

A healthy body and mind provides us with the ability to live a passionate, adventurous life in which we are able to do and experience all of the things that we love. This is what drives me to maintain my own health practices and inspires me to help you to do the same.

Outside of my naturopathic practice you will find me experimenting with new recipe creations in my kitchen, hiking and exploring the great outdoors, gardening, travelling and taking in all of the beauty and adventures that the Kootenays have to offer!

“Our bodies are wise, and they naturally strive to be well. Symptoms of disease arise when we are imbalanced either physically, nutritionally, mentally or emotionally. It is only through assessing and treating our physical symptoms from a more holistic perspective that we are able to fully reclaim our true health”

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien, ND



Medical Practice


You deserve the opportunity to be actively involved in your healthcare with a doctor that takes the time required to get to know you and your health concerns. As a naturopathic doctor I strive to create an empowering doctor-patient relationship that involves you in decisions about your health and inspires you to create positive changes in your life! My goal is always to deliver proactive, science-based natural healthcare that combines the latest medical research with natural therapies that support your body and health.

I treat a number of different symptoms and health conditions in my naturopathic practice, including but not limited to:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Heartburn, Bloating and Other Digestive Concerns
  • Chronic Stress & Adrenal Fatigue
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Acne and Rosacea
  • Eczema and Psoriasis
  • Immune Health and Allergies
  • PMS and Period Problems
  • Infertility
  • Menopause
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Diabetes
  • Auto-immune Disease
  • Arthritis, Pain and Inflammation
  • Hypertension and Elevated Cholesterol
  • Improved Athletic Performance
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Weight Loss
As a naturopathic doctor I work to identify the underlying cause of your symptoms, which I then target with natural therapies like herbal medicine, targeted dietary modifications, vitamin and mineral support, acupuncture, nutritional protocols and more. You can learn more about my treatment approach below and please don’t hesitate to contact my office with any questions!

Treatments & Services


Comprehensive lab testing

Comprehensive Lab Testing


As a naturopathic doctor my goal is to identify the root cause of your health concerns. Laboratory testing is an important part of my “detective” work into the underlying cause of your symptoms and these tests can be exceptionally valuable in narrowing the focus of your treatment.
nutrition and dietary counselling

Nutrition & Dietary Counselling


A healthy diet is one of the most important fundamentals for good health! In addition to helping my patients with targeted nutritional support and guidance I also help them to identify their food sensitivities, which can lead to symptoms like fatigue, bloating, IBS, eczema & joint pain.
vitamin and homeopathic injections

Vitamin & Homeopathic Injections


Vitamin injections are available as a tool to help boost your energy and to correct nutrient deficiencies. Homeopathic injections can provide additional support to boost your immune system, improve energy, decrease musculoskeletal pain and assist with hormone imbalances.
bowen therapy

Bowen Therapy


Bowen therapy rebalances your body and nervous system while stimulating its natural ability to heal. It is a gentle, hands-on therapy that can be very effective to decrease stress, improve sleep, rebalance digestion, and to heal pain and injuries.
herbal medicine

Herbal Medicine


Herbal medicine is effective in treating a wide variety of health conditions without causing many of the side effects and dependencies that often accompany pharmaceutical medications. Herbal formulations are often used to balance hormones, strengthen the immune system, fight-off infections and to improve sleep quality.
acupuncture

Acupuncture


Acupuncture is a therapeutic tool that has been utilized for centuries to balance the body and restore health. It’s something I often recommend to relieve pain, balance hormones, increase fertility, improve digestion, boost the immune system and to help with depression and anxiety.
nutritional supplementation

Nutritional Supplementation


Maintaining adequate vitamin and mineral status is imperative for both the prevention and treatment of disease. Through targeted nutritional therapies, nutrient deficiencies can be prevented or eliminated and the body can reach its full capacity for health.
bioidentical hormones

Bioidentical Hormones


Bioidentical hormones are formulated to be chemically and structurally the same as the hormones that are naturally produced by your body. Therefore, they have greater efficacy in reducing your symptoms while also minimizing the risk of side effects as compared to synthetic hormone formulations.
allergy testing and treatment

Allergy Testing & Treatment


Environmental allergy testing is available via a skin prick assessment in-office for reactions to various pollens, weeds, grasses, dust mites, dogs, cats and mould. Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) is a simple way to then treat your allergies that does not involve any injections.

What Patients Can Expect


Initial consultations are scheduled for 60 minutes and involve a comprehensive evaluation of your health history and current concerns. Laboratory testing may be recommended as part of your assessment, but is optional and not required. You will be provided with first-steps of your treatment plan during your initial consultation, which will be further expanded upon during your first follow up appointment. 


Follow up visits are scheduled for 30-45 minutes, allowing time to explore treatment progress and address any questions or concerns. Both initial and follow-up consultations are scheduled via Zoom video-based telemedicine appointments, which conveniently allows you to work with me from the comfort of your own home.


Please refer to the frequently asked questions below for additional information. A doctor-patient relationship is a partnership and I welcome you to contact us to address any other questions that you may have or to schedule your initial visit.


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Schedule your initial or follow-up naturopathic consultation with Dr. Kimberley simply and easily through our online booking system! You can conveniently see what appointments are available in real time and choose the date and time that work best for your schedule.
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Clinic Information


Located in Nelson, British Columbia. Consultations scheduled by video-based consultations from the comfort of your own office or home.

Toll-Free Phone:
1-888-829-4003


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(250)-483-1560

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Hours


Consultation Hours:
Variable - Monday through Friday. See online booking for current availability.


Administration Hours:
Monday - Friday:
8:00am – 5:00pm


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