Dr. Michelle Payne N.D.
Dr. Michelle Payne is a naturopathic physician with a passion for supporting individuals in the areas of fertility, women's health, mental health and digestion. She uses evidence based, integrative and personalized medicine to help her patients achieve their optimal health while treating a wide variety of conditions, including:
· fertility issues
· hormonal imbalances (e.g., menopause, PCOS, PMS, thyroid issues);
· mental health concerns (e.g., depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive
· autoimmune diseases; and
· digestive concerns.
Dr. Payne supports her fertility patients in the areas of preconception, natural conception, intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), and pregnancy. She works with both female and male fertility and is experienced in treating a wide variety of conditions with respect to conception and pregnancy, including Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, recurrent miscarriage, poor sperm quality or quantity, and undiagnosed infertility.
Dr. Payne uses a combination of dietary and lifestyle counseling, IV vitamin and nutrient therapy, bio-identical hormone therapy (BHRT), acupuncture and botanical therapy to create a personalized, evidence-based and feasible treatment that supports both mental and physical well-being. Dr. Payne is licensed to prescribe pharmaceutical drugs when necessary and collaborates with the members of her patient’s health care team.
Studying Kinesiology at the University of Victoria, Dr. Payne graduated with a Bachelor of Science, with distinction. She continued her education by graduating from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, receiving the award for highest academic achievement. When she is not working in the clinic, Dr. Payne teaches general pathology at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy and spends time with her family. Dr. Payne believes there are no greater gifts than health and family, and she is passionate to help her patients attain their optimal health and achieve their personal and family related goals.