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Dr. Michael Long, ND – Fergus Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Michael Long, Fergus Naturoapthic Doctor, uses an evidence based approach to natural health.  His practice focuses on sports medicine, working with athletes ranging from casual through to elite professionals to optimize performance, improve recovery time, and heal from injuries.  As well, he has a passion for working with chronic and lifestyle related illnesses including diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, depression, and obesity.  Patients are evaluated objectively with routine blood work, nutritional assessment, physical examination, and orthopaedic testing.  Treatment methods generally include dietary nutrition, vitamin injections, counselling, stretching/strengthening exercises, supplementation, and/or acupuncture.

Michael graduated from the 4-year naturopathic doctor program at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM) as valedictorian.  Prior to this, he attended the University of British Columbia, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Genetics with Deans Honours.  While a student, he excelled as both an academic and leader, fulfilling all requisite criteria while graduating amongst the top of the class, serving as a Governor on the Boucher Institute Board, and working as a teaching assistant.  He is the recipient of many academic and service scholarships: UBC Undergraduate Scholars Scholarship, Science Service Award, Nicole Robinson Memorial Scholarship, Institute for Natural Medicine Scholars Scholarship, and the prestigious Spirit of Boucher award.

Michael is licensed by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia and the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy – Naturopathy in Ontario, and is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors.

Naturopathic Doctor Education

Naturopathic Doctors undergo a rigorous education that begins with a four-year undergraduate degree followed by four years of naturopathic medical training at a registered Naturopathic Medical School. This education system includes 3500 hours of intense study of medicine and 1500 hours of clinical education in which student clinicians are working directly with patients under the supervision of a licensed naturopathic doctor.

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