The Halifax Naturopathic Team

Dr. Rosalyn Hayman, ND

Clinic Director

Dr. Rosalyn Hayman works with patients of all ages to find and treat the root cause of their health concerns. She is dedicated to the empowerment and education of her patients so that they can enjoy lifelong health, as well as being collaborative with other health care professionals so that the patient is put first!

 Her areas of clinical focus include gastrointestinal disorders, low energy, and hormone health including thyroid dysfunction, PMS and fertility. Unique to her practice, Rosalyn performs Nutritional Live Blood Cell Analysis, a powerful tool that can detect vitamin deficiencies such as iron, B12 and folic acid. Rosalyn is dedicated to staying current with research and is additionally certified in Nutritional IV therapy for fatigue, immune boosting, and cancer support

 Dr. Rosalyn graduated from Mount Allison University with a Bachelor of Science in 2000 and then earned her 4 year Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from CCNM in Toronto in 2005.

 Rosalyn's patients are excited when they remark how much they have learned about health and how to keep themselves and their families healthy! A lifelong soccer player and runner, she enjoys the outdoors with her dog and young daughters, and tasting her husband's culinary artistry.

 


Dr. Maggie Pattillo, ND

Clinic Director

As a co-director of the Halifax Naturopathic Health Centre, Dr. Maggie Pattillo invites patients of all ages and health backgrounds into her collaborative, empowering world of naturopathic medicine. 

 In her family practice, Maggie works with her patients to treat the underlying cause of a condition, helping them live the lifestyle they desire while preventing the onset of future conditions. In the most basic sense, Maggie does this by giving patients the treatments, information and encouragement they need to take control of their health. Maggie’s patients know that while the steps to good health are often basic, the science behind them is complex.

 After a stint with the Canadian National Ski Team, Dr. Maggie Pattillo obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Queen’s University and went on to achieve her doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto. 

Maggie’s specialized training includes nutritional IV therapy. A unique offering of the Halifax Naturopathic Health Centre, nutritional IV therapy is an individualized treatment that Maggie uses to proactively support a patient’s immune system. IV therapy is also used in conditions in which Maggie specialises; including cancer, fatigue, digestive disturbances and compromised absorption. 

Maggie loves the fact that her patients are as diverse as her interests, allowing her to use her expertise across the full spectrum of naturopathic wellness. With her high-performance sport background and love of the outdoors, Maggie enjoys working with athletes and those looking to maintain an active lifestyle. And as someone with 4 sisters of here own, Maggie works with patients all along the continuum of women’s health, from PMS to fertility to pregnancy to menopause (and everything in between).

Maggie lives with her husband Linn, and their toddler Max, in Halifax’s North End.

 


Dr. Sarah Baillie, ND

Dr. Sarah Baillie is a licensed and board certified naturopathic doctor, practicing in Halifax since 1999. As past co-president of the Nova Scotia Association of Naturopathic Doctors, she was involved in laying the foundation for NDs in Nova Scotia to be regulated. Sarah's approach addresses all aspects of health - body, mind and spirit - using nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy and counseling. She has a special interest in the effects of stress on a person's wellbeing and a focus on perimenopausal and menopausal medicine. Sarah prides herself on her ability to listen. While taking the time to see the whole picture, she can recommend treatment plans that are both individualized and manageable.


Dr. Sarah Park, ND

Always eager to learn and take on a good challenge, Dr. Sarah Park graduated from Mount Allison University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and completed a Master of Science in Neuroscience at McGill University before pursuing her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.

 Sarah enjoys treating patients of all ages, from pediatric to elderly populations. She has a particular interest in digestive issues, hormonal issues (such as reproductive health and stress management), healthy weight, and mental/emotional well-being. She has specialized training in IV Nutritional Therapy (via IIVNTP) and is a certified Naturopathic Doula.

 Sarah is passionate about empowering patients with the information they need to effect positive changes in their health and to allow their bodies to heal and re-balance as nature intended. Her approach emphasizes education, compassion, and collaboration with her patients; each treatment plan is tailored in way that aims to be feasible and sustainable for the individual’s lifestyle.

 Outside of work, Sarah embraces a healthy lifestyle that includes walking with her dog Stanley, running, skiing, cooking up a storm in the kitchen and finding calm on the yoga mat. A lover of farmer’s markets, beaches, and a good cup of tea, Sarah is originally from Fredericton, NB, and is happy to be returning to her East Coast roots.


Sarah Bing, R.Ac

Sarah received her Diploma in Acupuncture from Eastern College. Sarah is trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is a part of the first graduating class trained in Halifax Nova Scotia. Sarah has a passion for helping clients obtain optimal health. She treats patients of all ages with special interest in stress, addictions, infertility, digestive issues, menopausal symptoms, muscular-skeletal pain, and mental emotional blockages and dietary therapy. Sarah also specializes in Acupuncture treatments with IVF.

Sarah is trained in the following TCM Modalities: Acupuncture, Cupping, Chinese dietary and lifestyle advice, Moxibustion, Gua Sha, Tui Na Massage, and Qi Gong.

Sarah also has an interest in helping patients keep their youthful glow. She is one of the few acupuncturists who is certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture "A Natural Alternative to Botox"

Sarah is passionate about acupuncture and in her spare time works on educating the public on the benefits that acupuncture can have on one’s life. Sarah offers FREE 15 minute acupuncture consultations for people wanting to know more about how acupuncture can benefit them.

Sarah strives to maintain a well-balanced life; she is active and enjoys participating in recreational sports. Sarah is excited to be part of the team at Halifax Naturopathic and enjoys working alongside naturopathic doctors!


Jennifer van Kessel, MSW, RSW

Jennifer is a Masters prepared Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience and extensive postgraduate clinical training in working with individuals, couples and families as a psychotherapist and assessor. Jennifer has experience in working with youth, adults, couples and families in both public and private clinical settings. She continually seeks new opportunities for learning and professional growth in her practice.

Jennifer is an enthusiastic, engaged and committed mental health clinician. She believes that a strong, safe therapeutic relationship can empower us with limitless potential for healing and growth. She is fascinated and inspired by the ingenuity, determination and hope she routinely encounters in the people with whom she is privileged to work. While her therapeutic approach is quite eclectic, Jennifer relies predominantly on mindfulness-based strategies, “3rd wave” cognitive behavioural therapies and emotionally focused therapy. As a Clinical Social Worker, her approach includes a focus on important relationships, social wellbeing and identity.

Jennifer is a ridiculously proud parent, an emerging ceramic artist, an appreciator of all things out-of-doors and a quite unexceptional runner. She brings determined curiosity, strong empathy, a love of the unexpected and a sense of humour to her work.


Mike Eddy, D.O.

I graduated from The Canadian College of Osteopathy in 2007 and completed my Thesis in Manual Practice in 2011. I've been in practice for 14 years, including being registered as a Massage Therapist in Nova Scotia since 2001. I'm certified by both the Ontario Osteopathic Association and the Nova Scotia Association of Osteopaths.

My practice is focused on Osteopathic treatment, with an emphasis on Cranial Osteopathy and Biodynamics. Since 2005 I've been studying William Garner Sutherland’s Cranial Concept with James Jealous, DO and I participate as a teaching faculty member of the Biobasics New England Osteopathic Group. In addition to my Halifax practice I also have a monthly clinic in my home province of Newfoundland.

Additionally, throughout my own personal health and wellness journey over the past five years I've developed a keen interest in nutritional physiology. During this time I've been studying and learning from some of the top researchers and authors in the field of metabolic health and chronic illness.

 


Wendy McCallum, LLB, RHN

Wendy McCallum (Registered Holistic Nutritionist), followed her passion for real food by leaving her law career and returning to college to learn more about nutrition and food. She now helps individual and family clients reach their wellness and nutrition goals, in part by supporting them in the move from processed food to healthier, real food alternatives. Wendy's approach is realistic, non-judgmental and practical. She offers support in all areas, including: health & wellness support, weight loss, grocery store shopping, cooking lessons, recipes & meal planning, eating healthy on a budget, and picky eater strategies. Her cookbook, Real Food for Real Families, available at the Clinic, in bookstores and online, features Wendy's most popular recipes and tips for how to introduce a family to new approaches to food.  Wendy now keeps regular hours at Halifax Naturopathic  - please contact reception to make your appointment.  Detailed information on Wendy's services can be found at: www.simple-balance.ca.


Bethany MacIsaac

Bethany MacIsaac received her Certificate in Administrative Assistant and a Diploma in Photography from NSCC. She has combined components from her collective education to help kick off her growing photography business.

She is kind, organized, and enjoys helping people in any way she can even if it means walking through fire to kill spiders. She wouldn't change that for the world.

In her spare time she loves editing photos, heading out on a day adventure around our amazing province, and spending time at home with her tubby cat Poggen and with Cory - her domesticated nerd.