Dr. Faisal Allie B.Sc. MD (IMG), ND
Director of Yorkdale Integrated Clinic
Dr. Faisal Allie B.Sc. MD (IMG), ND is a skilled and educated medical professional with over 10 years of industry related experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a specialization in Human Biology from the prestigious University of Toronto, one of the highest rated universities in Canada. He then obtained a medical education from St. Christopher’s College, Cambridge Campus, United Kingdom.
In addition, he achieved a Doctor of Naturopathy degree in May 2016 from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), a well-known and fully accredited institution. While at CCNM, Dr Allie was part of the Adjunctive Cancer Care Shift, which is now known as the Integrated Cancer Centre. This shift primarily focused on the cancer patient population and what naturopathic medicine can offer in terms of patient care. His theoretical experience is complemented by wide- ranging work experiences spanning Canada, the United States of America, and the United Kingdom, which have allowed him to build up various useful skills related to health care.
Dr Allie is certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) by passing United States Medical Licensing Exams Steps 1, 2, 2CS and 3 and giving the distinction of being a qualified international medical graduate (IMG) in the United States and Canada. Dr Allie Also holds licensing exams from the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Exam and Qualifying exams I and II and NAC- OSCE. Dr. Allie’s training allows him to practice evidence-based medicine, with a focus on prevention and his diagnostic skills, integrating both conventional and allopathic medicine making him among the best choices in the city to provide well rounded patient care with a naturopathic medicine focus. He currently holds prescribing rights in and is certified to administer IV therapy by CONO in Ontario.
Dr. Valerie Penton-Power, BSc, MSc, ND
Dr. Penton-Power, ND is a fully licensed and board-certified Naturopathic Doctor. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree, a Masters degree in Applied Health Services Research and Doctor of Naturopathy degree. Dr. Penton-Power is an active member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors. She completed 4 years of study and a clinical internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic. She also has had the pleasure of providing care to patients during internship at the Sherbourne Health Center.
Dr. Penton-Power, ND undertook additional training to become a certified Naturopathic Birth Doula (Professional birth assistant). She has experience working cooperatively with midwives, obstetricians, family physicians and nursing staff to assist women and their partners before, during and after the birth of their child. Dr. Penton-Power offers Fertility acupuncture to assist women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination (IUI).
Dr. Penton-Power, ND enjoys a general practice, working with diverse individuals with varying backgrounds. In addition to her passion for reproduction and women’s health, other areas of particular interest include children and teen health, stress management, weight loss, heart disease, digestive and immune health, skin rejuvenation and pain management. She has additional training in cosmetic acupuncture and needle-less therapies for skin rejuvenation.
"My passion for naturopathic medicine extends back to my time living in South Korea where I was immersed in diverse health care practices. Now, as a doctor, my mission is to empower people to achieve their health goals, in a natural, inclusive and accessible way. My passion has, and continues to be, to strive for accessibility in health care. I believe it is important that people have health care they can access, and that the health care they obtain is an individual fit. Every one of us is unique and our originality will determine the health care journey we will take together.
My role as a Naturopathic Doula is to primarily provide important emotional, physical and spiritual preparation for birth. I am also a resource to the women and families I work with by helping navigate medical terminology, protocols and systems, while inspiring trust in a woman’sability to Birth. I want to work with you to work on and achieve your health goals. I am here to listen, advise, and participate in your process, wherever that may take us."
Yours in health,
“Life is a journey to help us get to a place of healing.” J.P Smith"