Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine/Naturopathic Doctor
Registered since 2015 (Alberta); 2016 (Ontario)
Services: Natural thyroid hormone prescribing; injections (e.g. B12); physical exam check-ups; laboratory testing (through LifeLabs and RMA); neuromuscular acupuncture for pain management; intravenous nutrient therapy; botanical medicine; medical nutrition.
Location: Toronto-North York, Toronto-St Clair West, Hamilton-Stoney Creek
focus: Endocrine health and metabolism: thyroid health; diabetes management; fatty liver; hormonal disorders; Secondary: General practice—fatigue, stress, anxiety, low mood, digestion, pain management, low immunity, respiratory tract infections, etc.
Summary: Driven naturopathic doctor with a clinical focus in endocrine and metabolic conditions. Immunization advocate. Supporter of evidence-based, patient-centred integrative care. Nature lover. Aviation aficionado. McMaster & CCNM alumnus. Fluent in Spanish.
Dr. Rick Olazabal is a naturopathic doctor with a clinical niche in endocrine and metabolic conditions. He is a regulated member of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. He is also a professional member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Endocrine Society, and a supporter of the Thyroid Foundation of Canada.
He acknowledges the perceived gaps and limitations in the conventional patient care setting, and strives to address them by working in a collaborative manner. He has prescribing rights, is certified in intravenous nutrient therapy, and provides contemporary acupuncture; thus, patients can explore a variety of treatment options.
Dr. Olazabal completed his science education at McMaster University, where he earned two degrees. Prior to his studies in naturopathic medicine, he attended medical school in the United Kingdom. He underwent clinical training at the Brampton Civic Hospital, and the Sherbourne Health Centre, providing care to underserved populations.
Dr. Olazabal is committed to scientific research, and the advancement of evidence-based natural medicine. He previously held a clinical research position with the Department of Research & Clinical Epidemiology at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.