Dr. Safia Kassam is a licensed Naturopathic Physician certified in intravenous therapy, Bowen therapy, acupuncture, and holds pharmaceutical prescription rights in BC. At present, Dr. Kassam has a focus in digestive disorders, including SIBO, as well as hormone imbalances, and weight management. Dr. Kassam is a professional member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and BC Naturopathic Physicians Association (BCNA).
Dr. Kassam graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2006 with a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology. During this time, she also completed five terms with the Cooperative Education Department as an Ergonomic Engineering Consultant in Michigan, with the designation of a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE). Although this career was very rewarding, Dr. Kassam knew her true calling was in the field of medicine.
In 2009, Dr. Kassam returned back home to BC to pursue a career in Naturopathic Medicine. During the intense 4-year program at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, she was also a part of Naturopathic Doctors International (NDI), a brigade providing free Naturopathic care to residents of a small town on Ometepe Island in Nicaragua. Using local medicinals as well as acupuncture, massage, and counseling, this brigade delivered naturopathic care to over 150 residents, from newborns to the elderly. Conditions treated ranged from joint pain, gastrointestinal conditions, emotional trauma, and gynecological concerns requiring pelvic exams.
Dr. Kassam is a sports enthusiast. She grew up playing competitive fastpitch softball, floor hockey, and basketball and is an avid Vancouver Canucks and Seattle Seahawks fan. She also enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews, and traveling.
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Polo Health + Longevity Centre
711 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B1
During this exceptionally difficult time we have been monitoring closely what the public health officials have been sharing, and keeping that in mind, we are making important changes to the services we are offering at Polo Health.
While the pharmacy will remain open, with regular hours to help serve your prescription refill needs, all non-essential visits have now been moved to phone consults and telemedicine. Our front desk staff will still be available to help support you with supplement refills, and booking those new appointments for you. If you do wish to pick up supplements, we kindly ask that you call ahead so we can get them ready for your pickup. If you are on the Pound-a-Day program, we encourage you to come pick up your weekly B-12 shots so you can take them home and self-administer them, and Dr. Polo and Dr. Kassam will follow up weekly by phone during the duration of your program.
As the situation is changing rapidly, we want to make sure all of our patients are taken care of both physically and mentally. We will reassess and re-evaluate the situation, but as of right now, we are closed until April 1st. If that date needs to be changed, we will update you all. Call in to book phone consults, refill your prescriptions, and pick-up any supplements you may need.
We recognize this is a trying and stressful time, and we urge to focus on your mental well being through the chaos. Our team will still be actively checking social media, and we are here to chat if you need anything.
Dr. Allana Polo