Dr. Sarah Sjovold has a general family medical practice where she integrates both alternative and conventional medicine to provide safe, effective, natural healthcare to patients of all ages. Her special interest areas are allergies and/or sensitivities, digestive complaints and conditions, and neurotransmitter/hormone imbalances. She believes health and healthy living is much more than living a life that is disease or symptom free. It is about learning how to listen to our bodies and how to maintain balance amidst our hectic lives while at the same time cultivating emotional and mental wellbeing.
Dr. Sarah Sjovold strives to treat each patient as a unique individual and to build a trusting relationship with them – through compassionate listening, to discussing a patient’s short-term health concerns and their long-term wellness goals, to presenting the best treatment options based on a patient’s immediate healthcare needs to affordability of care.
She has had firsthand experience with illness, having suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome as a young woman. It is this firsthand experience that has formed in her the strong conviction that Naturopathic Medicine has an integral part to play in an individual’s health care plan. She has learned the value and limitations of both alternative and conventional medicine and has a deep appreciation for the art of integrative healing.
Outside her practice, you will find Dr. Sarah Sjovold spending time with her family and friends, travelling the globe, or making use of everything the Pacific West Coast has to offer in the way of hiking, camping, skiing, snowshoeing, swimming, and paddle boarding. One of her great passions is to live a joyful, healthy, and balanced life, and in so doing be an example to others.
For more information, please visit her website at www.drsjovold.com.
Dr. Sarah Sjovold completed her training in 2004 at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (B.Sc.) from the University of British Columbia in 1998. She is a member of the College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC, the BC Naturopathic Association, and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. She is certified by the College Board in Acupuncture, Chelation Therapy and Prescriptive authority.
Throughout her clinical training, she had the opportunity to work at the Canadian Naturopathic Medical teaching clinic in Toronto, in addition, to working as an intern at the Sherbourne HIV Health Clinic in Toronto. After graduation in 2004 and completion of her licensing exams in 2005, Dr. Sjovold returned to her home town of Hope, B.C. to set up a small practice. In 2008, she relocated and joined the team of practitioners at the Family Health Clinic in Langley where she worked for four and half years alongside Drs. Ted Sleigh and Cathy Carlson-Rink, two highly respected and experienced naturopathic physicians. She relocated in 2012 and joined the team of practitioners at the Integrated Health Clinic in Fort Langley, B.C. to further her clinical experience.