Dr. Laura Smith
Clinical Practice Area: Women’s Health
Areas of Interest: Fertility, Hormone & Digestive Health
Dr. Laura Smith believes the path to healing is through empowerment. She encourages her patients to play an active role in their healing journey by teaching, rather than “telling,” treatment plans. She wants to ensure that all those who step into her office feel heard, understood, and safe.
Seeing a large gap in education about women’s own bodies, Dr. Laura has taken a special interest in further learning about women’s reproductive health. During her internship, she was selected to be part of the first Reproductive Health Focus Shift at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic (Toronto), where her passion for fertility and pre/postnatal health grew.
Dr. Laura Smith takes an evidence-based approach in diagnosing and formulating treatment plans with patient and inter-disciplinary collaboration. She approaches each case on an integrative and individual basis, and uses a range of modalities including botanical medicine, nutraceuticals, acupuncture, nutrition, and lifestyle counseling.
Dr. Laura Smith is a board-certified and licensed Naturopathic Doctor in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO), as well as a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
Part of what Dr. Laura loves about being a Naturopathic Doctor is the ever-growing base of knowledge and research. Committed to a life of learning, Dr. Laura keeps up with regular reviewing of scientific journals, ongoing courses and conferences to maintain and develop her clinical skills, and reading to understand individual and cultural experiences of women’s health. Most of her continued education focuses on understanding pathophysiology of various fertility and prenatal/postnatal concerns, as well as a range of safe and effective treatment options.
When not in the clinic, Dr. Laura enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with new recipes, spending time with friends and family, and curling up with a good book at her family’s cottage.