Dr. Erin Rurak is a licensed Naturopathic Physician, graduating from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science at the University of British Columbia with a degree in Microbiology and Immunology. She is an active member of the College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC, the BC Naturopathic Association, and the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Dr. Erin Rurak is dedicated to helping her patients reach optimal physical and emotional health. She takes time to educate patients on the causes of disease and the best treatment options available. She draws upon current research, clinical experience and individual patient values when formulating treatment plans. Dr. Rurak holds a prescriber’s license, and certificates in acupuncture and IV therapies. Special interests include:
- Cancer Care
- Geriatric Medicine
- Musculoskeletal pains/arthritis
Dr. Erin Rurak is actively involved in clinical research. She has worked at BC Children’s Hospital researching diabetes, childhood obesity, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis. She has been involved in the implementation and assessment of lifestyle programs within BC schools to promote healthy eating and exercise in school settings within urban areas as well as remote first nations communities in Northern BC.
Dr. Erin Rurak has published articles in both naturopathic and conventional peer reviewed medical journals. Currently her research is focused on integrative oncology in the cancer care clinic at the IHC.
Life Outside of Work
Dr. Rurak lives an active life with her fiancé Scott. She is a fitness instructor at the Dailey Method where she teaches core-strengthening classes. She loves animals and spends her free time horse riding, cooking, and spending time with her family, friends, and dogs.