Anybody who knows me knows I love to help people. I was raised on a farm in central BCs Cariboo district. This is where I learned many of the values and skills I use as resources every day - problem solving, the power of the natural world, the value of hard work and perseverance (to name a few). My life's journey prior to naturopathic medicine included forays into a wide diversity of fields; from cancer research to delivery driver, from the ancient craft of timber-framing to biotechnology, from production labourer to high-rise tower design. It is this broad spectrum of experience that allows me to have some insight into most of my patient's daily lives: the struggles and inspirations specific to them.
It was my role as a parent that truly led me into naturopathic medicine. As a young man holding my own children, I felt overwhelmed with responsibility. I wanted to do as much as possible to support my sons as they grew. I learned about health and treatments that were not part of the mainstream medical model; I became impassioned. I could not learn enough; I knew I had found my calling. My road to ultimately practicing naturopathic medicine was long and convoluted. Balancing family life and getting an education was certainly an enormous challenge. I earned a BSc in Chemistry and Biochemistry from UNBC, a MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences from UBC and, finally, a Naturopathic Doctorate from Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine.
Areas of Practice Focus:
Working in the forefront of functional, individualized medicine is something that I feel very privileged to provide for my patients. Even if your needs are outside of the areas mentioned above, the principles are the same: you can be helped. My job is to identify, and help you remove, the blockages that are preventing you from healing. I do not treat conditions, I treat people – people like you.
For more information about my practice please visit my own website: www.dreberding.com
Polo Health + Longevity Centre
711 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B1
COVID-19 Clinic Update:
To our valued Polo Health family, community, customers and patients we have dearly missed:
We are happy to announce that we have reopened for in clinic, face to face appointments, keeping in mind the safety of our staff and patients as top priority.
For those of you who wish to continue with virtual phone and telemedicine appointments, this service is still available for you.
For the time being, our clinic hours have changed to:
Monday to Friday 9:30am-5:30pm
Please take a look at our Covid Update video below. This will outline some of changes we have made to our clinic for your safety.
With gratitude, the entire Polo Health Team.