Dr. Colleen Leo

Accreditations and Affiliations

Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors

Canadian National Association of Naturopathic Doctors

Ontario Herbalists Association

Board of Directors of Drugless Thereapy-Naturopathy

National Guild of Hypnotists

Ontario College of Teachers

Dr. Colleen Leo, M.Sc., N.D.

Dr. Leo graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2001. She has an honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Waterloo, a Bachelor's of Education from the University of Toronto (her teaching subjects are high school chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, mathematics and E.S.L.), and a Master's of Science in Pharmacology from the University of Toronto.

Dr. Leo has worked in medical research (Pharmacogenetics and human variation in the metabolism of drugs as a cause of drug side-effects). She has also done research in organic chemistry and the synthesis of pharmaceutical drugs.

Dr. Leo has taught post-graduate pharmacology to naturopathic doctors. She is also a certified master hypnotist with a special focus on medical hypnosis.

Dr. Leo has a long-standing interest in both ethno-medicine and the history of medicine. She takes pride in researching new findings (both in conventional and alternative medicine) as well as traditional approaches to a wide variety of medical problems, giving her a thorough understanding as well as a very broad scope of treatments to draw from.

She works together with each patient teaching the patient about his or her own health, explaining methods to achieve wellness and tailoring individual treatment to each patient, ensuring each patient is able to utilize and benefit from the treatment given.

Visits include a detailed patient history and physical examination. Laboratory tests (conventional medical or alternative) may assist in making a comprehensive assessment and diagnosis, and patients are encouraged to bring in lab test results from medical doctors or other practitioners so that Dr. Leo can give more detailed explanations of results to patients.

Treatment may include diet, herbal medicines, supplements, homeopathy, physical therapies, skin therapies, acupuncture and/or hypnosis, according to the patient's wishes.