Dr. Kelly Rau (Strathdee) ND is a Naturopathic doctor at the Whole Health Naturopathic Clinic. Prior to opening the Whole Health Naturopathic Clinic, she co-founded and operated the Forest City Naturopathic Clinic . She graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2005 and is a licensed and registered member of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. Prior to her Naturopathic medical training she received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Calgary. She is a member of the Canadian Assocaition of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND).
In addition, Dr. Kelly is also a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). She has completed the following IFM courses, AFMCP (Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice), the Advanced practice modules for Hormones, Cardiometabolic, Gastrointestinal, Immune, Biotransformation (detox), and Energy.
Dr Kelly combines the latest medical research with a patient centered model that integrates each patient’s individual history, genetics and lifestyle factors. Considering all of these factors, Dr. Kelly can create an effective personalized functional medicine treatment plan for each patient.
Dr. Kelly’s primary approach is to provide the best individualized comprehensive naturopathic medical care for each patient. She has always made it a priority to educate, empower and encourage patients to actively change their health. Through this caring therapeutic partnership, patients are able to become active participants in their health, and move themselves toward optimal health.
Dr. Kelly works to address the underlying cause of disease, by using a systems based approach. She is dedicated to the many aspects of naturopathic medicine and is committed to helping all individuals achieve an optimal state of health.
Dr. Kelly uses a variety of assessment tools to assist in determining the underlying imbalances patients are experiencing. Some of these include functional laboratory testing such as salivary hormone testing, food sensitivity testing, comprehensive stool testing, heavy metal screening, detoxification assessment and nutrient screening. She also utilizes standard blood tests to create a comprehensive integrative assessment for each individual patient.
Dr. Kelly has helped thousands of patients to feel better, and looks forward to continuing to guide patients to better health and well being.