The Toronto Advanced Integrative and Functional Medicine Clinic, one of very few such clinics in Canada is managed by Dr. Mordy Levy, an Integrative and Functional Medicine Doctor (both a Medical Doctor, MD and a Naturopathic Doctor, ND). The clinic specializes in chronic conditions. Food sensitivity testing, diet and nutrition are a large area of focus. A variety of services are offered, including nutrition counseling and meal planning, provided by a Holistic Nutritionist.
Dr. Levy's Approach To Medicine:
“My Approach to Medicine could be summarized as: To practice as a good generalist using patient centred approach and the IFM model of care.” IHP Cover Story Interview (April-May 2013)
1. Integrative & Functional Medicine Model: My model of care is of Integrative and Functional Medicine, implementing evidence based natural medical alternatives when indicated, in addition to enhancing function (hence functional medicine) by understanding physiopathology and treating mechanism(s) of disease processes, before they are pathological.
2. Patient Centred Medicine (versus Diseased Centred): Medicine should be wholistic yet, individualized & personalized, every case and every patient is unique, unlike the “Disease Centred model of conventional medicine” the Patient centred (Whole Health) approach takes into consideration issues that may impact one’s overall whole health and wellness and therefore may have a direct or even indirect effect on their ability to cope with certain illnesses or disease processes. “You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome.” —Dr. Patch Adams, MD
3. Primary Care-Generalist Approach (versus Specialist Approach): The human body is the most intriguing biological entity there is, composed of many organ systems, subsystems, tissues, cells, particles and sub particles. Furthermore, If you zoom into one area, you might miss the big picture, This reductionistic model of care, is a serious shortcoming, in todays health care, currently we have many specialists and shrinking population of general practitioners. If someone has an hormonal issue they are referred to an endocrinologist, if a patient has a stomach concern, they are referred to a gastroenterologist etc. In my opinion we need more holistic generalists that assess the entire patient as a whole, connect the dots between various systems , and treat mechanism(s) of disease(s).
Dr. Levy's Academic Credentials:
- Bachelor of Science, 1989-1993
- Bachelor of Medical Sciences, 1993-1995
- Doctor of Chiropractic, 1993-1997
- Doctor of Medicine, 2002-2006
- Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, 2009-2011
Post Graduate Diplomas
- Diploma in Clinical Nutrition, 1998
- Diplomas in Medical Acupuncture, 1997, 2003
For more information, or to book an appointment:
Call: (416) 218-8118
Address: 6257 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M2R 2A5
Intersection: South-East corner of Bathurst and Steeles (North Toronto)