Dr. Stephanie Peltz completed her naturopathic studies at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster, BC in 2008. Prior to this, she received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at McGill University in Montreal.
In addition to her work as a naturopathic physician, Dr. Peltz is a certified yoga instructor and birth doula. These additional qualifications inform her naturopathic practice and help her to provide unique and holistic care to her patients.
Dr. Peltz has a family naturopathic practice that utilizes the core naturopathic treatment modalities. She combines clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, lifestyle counselling, and acupuncture in her treatment protocols. She also maintains additional certification in intravenous therapies, prescription medicine, and is trained in craniosacral therapy through the Upledger Institute.
Dr. Stephanie Peltz is licensed by the CNPBC, and is a member of the BCNA, and the CAND. Her expertise is in promoting women’s and childhood health, and she is presently accepting new patients. View bio video >
I was born in 1978 in Toronto, Ontario as the youngest of two girls. From an early age I had a keen interest and ability in science and math. Even as a child this meant a curiosity about health and how the body works. Many of my close family members held careers in the helping professions (especially in mental health). My instincts told me my background would one day lead me to look after people, but the specifics were still undefined.
I continued my study of science at McGill University, and was inevitably surrounded by pre-med students (including 2 of my roommates). I ended up majoring in chemistry with a focus on environmental studies. Even back then, I had a desire to go against the grain and pursue a less conventional path. After university, I worked, traveled, and turned my recreational yoga practice (that had started in university to calm my nerves), into a more central part of my life. I completed a year long yoga teacher training in 2001. For me this experience was the tipping point. I decided to combine my affinity for science, my interest in the environment, and my understanding of the mind-body connection, into a career in naturopathic medicine. I moved to Vancouver, BC and enrolled at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine.