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Children's Health



Dr. Hitkari, Naturopathic Physician, is passionate about helping children stay healthy and supporting them through each unique stage of their development.  She practices both comprehensive mainstream and naturopathic healthcare starting from newborn, through the teenage years, and into adulthood.


For younger children, Dr. Hitkari performs regular routine health assessments which involves monthly visits until the child is 6 months of age.  After that, visits are scheduled for when your child is 9, 12, 18, and 24 months of age to monitor your child's development, food introduction, immune health, and any other arising health concerns.  For children aged 2 and older, routine health assessments are scheduled yearly, or as needed. 


Dr. Hitkari offers care for many common childhood ailments including:

  • Allergies: environmental and food

  • Asthma

  • Skin conditions: eczema, psoriasis, urticaria (hives), molluscum contagiosum, acne

  • Digestive disorders: colic, reflux, constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, abdominal discomfort, diaper rashes, yeast infection

  • Immune health: colds, flu, fevers, ear infections, lung infections, etc

  • Growing pains and teething

  • Childhood anxiety and depression

  • Sleep challenges

  • Puberty education and adolescent birth control counselling

Dr. Hitkari strives to use natural, safe, effective, and gentle treatments, such as botanical medicine and dietary changes as first-line therapy; but, when needed, can also counsel and prescribe pharmaceuticals, such as antibiotics.  Dr. Hitkari endeavours to make each visit a pleasant experience for your child and, to provide you with tools and strategies to help your child live happy and healthy life.

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