Bernard Integrative Cancer Center

6060 Cunard Street, Halifax, NS

Tel: (902) 877-0061


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Don't live nearby? No problem! Let's talk over the phone or by video

Open Hours:

Tue    10am-4pm

Wed  10am-4pm

Thu    10am-4pm

Fri      10am-4pm

Disclaimer: The content on this website is intended for informational purposes only. The information represents the opinion of Megan Bernard and does not replace professional medical advice. Before beginning any dietary, lifestyle, exercise, or supplemental regimen, consult your medical or naturopathic doctor. In cases of emergencies, visit your nearest hospital or call 911. 

What Kind of Training Do I Have as an ND Anyway?

I'm MEDICALLY trained and NATURALLY focused. 

Did you know: After completing a pre-med undergraduate degree, naturopathic medical students attend a four-year accredited naturopathic medical school.

This is a minimum of 8 years obtaining a scientifically-validated, secondary education in health and wellness.

Upon graduation, naturopathic doctors must pass two sets of international North American board exams (NPLEX) so that one may obtain a license to practice naturopathic medicine. In order to maintain the right to practice certain modalities, such as acupuncture, regenerative injections, IV therapies, and ozone therapy, NDs must also complete numerous hours of continuing education credits on a yearly basis, on top of their initial certifications, which requires hands on and supervised training, experience, and testing. Their extensive training positions naturopathic doctors as highly educated natural health professionals. 

As Nova Scotia currently is not a regulated province, NDs practicing there must also hold a license in a regulated province, such as Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, or Ontario. A regulated province means that these provinces have a "college" that is run in order to protect the public and set standards of practice. Other regulated health professions include doctors, nurses, dentists, dieticians, and chiropractors. By obtaining a license through a regulated province, NDs in NS are held to the regulated provincial college's standards of care and protection of the public.

It can be a lot to understand! But the gist is, I'm medically trained and I didn't just get an online degree ;-).

I offer a fresh approach to your health and medicine. 

Special Services: Nutritional Counselling Specialized Testing (digestion, thyroid, vitamins, hormones, etc) IV Nutrient Therapy Vitamin B12 Injections Acupuncture

In addition to being licensed and medically trained, I've completed additional training, which you can check out here if you're interested.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!