Healthy Individuals Create Vibrant Communities
The truth is, health concerns are often complex and multifaceted. You deserve to have a team of dedicated health care providers who will work together with you to identify the root cause of your condition and formulate an individualized treatment plan tailored just for you. We strive to simplify your health.
Having gas, bloating, or other digestive issues?
Struggling with chronic pain or an injury that is not resolving?
Looking for support for hormone imbalances, menstrual irregularities, or menopausal symptoms?
Looking for fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum care?
Overwhelmed, fatigued, or feeling burnt out?
Wanting to improve your diet, but don’t know where to start?
Experiencing stress, anxiety, or depression?
Struggling with a chronic or autoimmune condition and want a different approach to treatment?
Feeling great and want support to help you stay that way?
We Can Help
We can help you with any of these concerns and more. Let us take the guesswork out of the equation by looking at your whole health picture, focusing on your present concerns, and working with you to determine the best treatment plan and complement of practitioners to guide you to where you want to be.
"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts."
Meet the Team
Our Integrative Health Team is passionate about guiding you to optimal health.
Dr. Michael Tassone
Focus: Acute and chronic pain management, prolotherapy, PRP & other advanced injection therapies, digestive health
Dr. Tassone takes to heart the Naturopathic principle “Doctor as Teacher” and encompasses this value in every aspect of his professional practice. Dr. Tassone formerly taught Orthopedic Assessment & Physical Medicine at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM), and is a past Instructor in the RMT Program at VCC-Kelowna. He is currently a registered Continuing Education Instructor with RMTBC, Public Health Instructor at BINM, and a BC Board Examiner for the College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC (CNPBC), and a Board Member for the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA). He also currently sits on the National Advisory Board for Cyto-Matrix. He regularly offers educational sessions with Nature's Fare Markets on a variety of health topics. His passion as an Educator keeps him up to date on emerging therapies and is the cornerstone of his approach to patient care. He believes in finding the root cause of a patient’s health concerns, and ensures his patients understand how they can take control of their own wellbeing. When not in the clinic (or marking students’ assignments), you can find him getting lost in nature or immersed in the kitchen creating delicious gluten-free, dairy-free meals...(yes, they can be delicious).
Dr. Lauren Tomkins
Focus: Women’s health, fertility, pregnancy and postpartum support, hormone imbalances, thyroid conditions, perimenopause, children's health
Dr. Tomkins is a Naturopathic Doctor with a focus in women’s health and hormones. She is passionate about helping women feel their best and empowering each of her patients to take control of their health through education and awareness. She is a past Instructor in the RMT Program at VCC-Kelowna and is currently a registered Continuing Education Instructor with RMTBC. She regularly provides educational sessions with Nature’s Fare Markets on a variety of health topics, as well as speaking at a variety of events and wellness retreats throughout the Okanagan. When not in the clinic, you can find Dr. Lauren enjoying the Okanagan lifestyle - adventuring from the farmers’ markets to wineries, soaking up the sunshine at the lake, skiing the local mountains, and hiking the many trails with her rescue dogs, Millie, & Ed.
Dr. Kelsea Parker
Focus: Post-concussion syndrome, TBI recovery, sleep, mental health
Dr. Parker is a Naturopathic Doctor and Okanagan newcomer raised in small town lake life. She aims to authentically connect with her patients to help educate, guide and empower them towards their optimal health. Dr. Parker has a passion for brain health and balancing the nervous system including anxiety and depression, stress, insomnia, post-concussive syndrome and traumatic brain injuries. When not seeking further knowledge you can find her chasing sunsets on her paddleboard or exploring the surrounding great outdoors by water, forest or mountain peaks.
Dr. Kaitlyn Tougas
Focus: skin health, cardiovascular health, diabetes, sleep
Dr. Tougas was born and raised in Penticton, BC, and she is so excited to have returned to the Okanagan to grow her practice. She believes the journey to optimal health is a collaborative venture, and will guide and educate her patients along the way. She encourages strong, evidence-informed nutritional and lifestyle foundations, in addition to tailored treatment plans. She uses a combination of complementary, such as herbal medicine and acupuncture, functional, physical, and modern medicine to help you achieve your health goals. When she's not at WKIHC, you can find Dr. Tougas teaching yoga in the park, playing in the water with her two young children, or taking a family hike in the mountains. She also loves to run and golf with her friends and has the goal of completing Ironman Canada.
Registered Massage Therapist
Focus: Athletes and weekend warriors, performance optimization, deep tissue massage, TMJ
Breanna is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) who was born and raised here in Kelowna, BC. She graduated from Vancouver Career College - Kelowna Campus in 2019. She's passionate about getting people back to their activities and improving their overall daily lives. She loves to educate her clients so they can better themselves outside of the treatment room. She uses a combination of deep tissue, fascial and relaxation techniques to decrease pain and improve postural imbalances. When Breanna's not at work, you can find her at the gym or outdoors with her dogs.
Registered Massage Therapist
Focus: Trigger point release, deep tissue, myofascial release
Jordy is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) who was born and raised in Edmonton, AB. He moved to the Okanagan to enjoy the outdoors and spend more time in nature. He’s passionate about helping people through their injuries by restoring muscular balance. He does a thorough assessment, and loves to educate and empower his clients during throughout their treatment. He uses a combination of trigger point therapy, myofascial release, deep tissue massage, and both stimulatory and relaxation techniques, depending on the individuals needs. In his free time, you can find him training in martial arts, hiking outdoors with his dogs or trail running.
Miklos (Mike) Bencsik II
Registered Massage Therapist
Focus: Myofascial release, deep tissue massage, supporting athletes with chronic pain
Mike is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) and local BC boy. He first became interested in massage therapy after it greatly helped him recover from an injury he sustained years ago. Being heavily involved in competitive Olympic weightlifting, Mike fully understands the importance of a team approach to healthcare and proactive treatments to ensure high quality training and performance. Mike is passionate about helping his clients get out of pain and back to the activities that bring them joy. He performs a thorough assessment to better understand the root cause of pain and injury, and develops an individualized treatment plan for each of his clients. When Mike is not in clinic, you can find him training and competing in Olympic weightlifting. He is currently ranked 2nd in the 109+ in Canada, a BC Provincial Champion, and working his way to compete in the next Commonwealth Games.
Registered Holistic Nutritionist
Focus: Weight loss, detoxification, stress management
Originally from the East Coast, Amanda came to the Okanagan in 2014 with the promise of sunny skies and warmer weather! Amanda is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who specializes in weight loss, detox and stress management, and loves to help her clients find simple, yet effective ways meet their health goals. In her free time, you can find Amanda frolicking in the kitchen, hosting great workshops, hiking the local trails, or soaking up the sun on Okanagan Lake.
Focus: Office organizer extraordinaire, keeper of our sanity, coffee lover, camping enthusiast
Shonah is going to be the main voice over the phone when calling the clinic to book your appointments or when you have questions! Coming from a background of administration and having most recently worked for a chiropractic clinic, Shonah has a passion for health and making your clinic experience seamless and easy. She is not only an amazing administrative resource for the clinic, but also a great resource for the Okanagan, having lived here for 15 years. When Shonah isn't organizing, making lists, answering calls and taking care of our patients’ front-end needs, you can find her camping the back country with her husband and dachshund Bentley. She is also a talented artist, with her own paper crafts and painting company called Part n Parcel Studio.
"Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity."