Dr. Ryan Nakama - BSc, ND
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Dr. Nakama is passionate about re-connecting people with their health, allowing them to achieve their goals and realize the freedom to live the life they have always wanted—whether that be increasing productivity at work, climbing a mountain half-way around the world or keeping up with their grandkids.
He enjoys working with men, women, and children in a family practice setting as well as athletes of all types seeking to optimize performance and overcome injuries; professionals looking to increase productivity and minimize sick days; and men looking for support and understanding regarding male-specific health issues. In general, he works to remove obstacles to health, including pain and mobility issues, in order to help patients obtain, maintain, or regain the life they want to live.
Dr. Nakama believes that health is much more than just the absence of disease. It is what enables us to follow our dreams, live the life we desire, and enjoy what matters most. Healthy, active, and passionate people are the foundation of a strong community and serve as role models for the people around them. In helping people to achieve their goals he feels he is doing his small part in helping the world towards a better place.
Dr. Nakama received his Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Lethbridge followed by his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. He is a member in good standing with the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors as well as the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta. Dr. Nakama is skilled in the use of clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, and lifestyle counselling, with additional advanced training in prolotherapy, regenerative injection therapy, and intravenous (IV) nutritional therapy. In addition to self-directed research Dr. Nakama regularly attends conferences and workshops in order to stay up to date on the latest research and clinical expertise in the areas of naturopathic medicine and patient care.