Dr. Dielle Raymond, ND, grew up outside of Powassan, Ontario. She received her Honor's Bachelor degree in Journalism from Carleton University in 1997, and then moved to the West Coast to pursue a career in private investigation and law. Along the way, she also joined the circus, saw the world, spent a lot of time snowboarding, developed a love of drumming, and became an avid camper and paddler. These days, you can find her skiing and biking on the amazing network of trails around North Bay!
One of the things that drew Dielle to naturopathic medicine was her own healing journey, being someone who started to experience autoimmune disease as a child. She was so inspired by her beneficial interactions with naturopathic doctors, she decided to become one herself! She moved to Toronto, Ontario, to take a specialized scientific preparatory program, and then her four-year diploma, at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Dielle also offers guest lectures and hosts her own cooking classes. Clients include the Ontario Ministry of Health, the Department of National Defence, Nipissing University School of Nursing (online and North Bay campus), MS Society of Canada, gd2go, TOPS Weight Loss Groups, Living Fit North Bay, Trinity United Church, The Pat Haufe Food Summit, O'Hana Yoga and Wellness Centre, and the CTS Canadian Career College (Pharmacy Technician Program). You can watch the CTV News coverage of one of Dielle's presentations here.
Meet The Dogter - Charlie
Occasionally, Dr. Raymond may bring her dog to work. He is a poodle blend that does not shed, and has yet to cause any allergic reactions. He is extremely well behaved (he had just started volunteering his time at Cassellholme days before COVID-19 lockdowns began). He will never jump, bite, or intimidate. In fact, he often calms children and patients struggling with strong emotions. However, if, for any reason, you would prefer he not be at the office during your visit, please just let us know! Absolutely no explanation is needed, just send a message our way saying 'I would prefer the dog not be present.' As the patient, you come first!
Regulation and Education
Naturopathic Doctors practicing in Ontario have completed a minimum of seven years of post-secondary education and rigorous North-American wide entry-to-practice exams, prior to registration as a Naturopathic Doctor in Ontario. Education includes a minimum of three years of premedical undergraduate coursework, and a four-year, accredited, naturopathic medical education. Graduates must pass two sets of provincial licensing board exams and are required to maintain their competency throughout their career by completing at least 70 hours of accredited continuing medical education courses every three years, in order to keep their current registration in good order.
Naturopathic education encompasses basic and diagnostic sciences – including anatomy, clinical physiology, biochemistry, pathology, embryology, immunology, pharmacology, physical and clinical diagnosis, and lab diagnosis – as well as conventional and naturopathic approaches to improving and maintaining patients’ health.
NDs collaborate closely with other healthcare professionals through consultation and referral.
Ontario’s NDs are governed by the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, under the same Ontario regulation as medical doctors, the Regulated Health Professions Act.
Learn more at the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors website www.OAND.org