We Are Committed to Your Health

As a Naturopathic Doctor my focus is on
treatment and prevention of disease by combining current scientific knowledge
with traditional healing wisdom.

Dr. Sapphire Vanderlip, ND

Dr. Sapphire runs a general family practice with an emphasis on prevention and natural treatments.

Dr. Sapphire works with her patients to find the root cause of their illness and offers both natural and pharmaceutical treatments to this end. After a complete medical history, focused physical exam, review of all body systems and, if necessary, relevant labwork, she works with you to formulate your treatment plan.  Dr. Sapphire believes that effective treatments begin with a clear understanding of the cause of the symptoms.  Her treatments are based on current medical research, traditional healing methods and clinical experience, and could include dietary and lifestyle changes, herbal medicine and supplements, pharmaceuticals, acupuncture, and intravenous/injectable nutrients.

Undergraduate Education

  • University of Victoria, 2010
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry, Minor in Psychology

Naturopathic Medical Education

  • Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, 2014

Board Certifications

  • CNPBC: College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia


  • IV Therapy
  • Chelation therapy
  • Ozone and oxidative therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Prescriptive authority


  • College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC (CNPBC)
  • BC Naturopathic Association (BCNA)
  • Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND)
Clinical Focus
  • Digestive Health: Diarrhea, Constipation, Bloating, Cramping, Heartburn, IBS/IBD, Bacterial/Fungal Overgrowth, Food Sensitivities,
  • Skin: Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne, Hives, Dry skin, Rashes
  • Paediatrics: Skin rashes, Allergies, Food introduction, Colds & Flu, Ear infections, ADHD, Focus, Anxiety
  • Women’s Health: Fertility, Pregnancy & Postpartum, Anemia, Cramps, Fibroids, PCOS, Endometriosis, Menopause
  • Immune/Autoimmune: Seasonal Allergies, Shingles, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Celiac Disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, Cancer
Dr. Vanderlip has completed additional training in the following areas:
  • Pharmaceutical prescribing
  • IV Chelation Therapy for removal of stored toxic heavy metals
  • Intravenous Vitamin and Mineral Therapy
  • Ozone and oxidative therapies
  • Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
  • Prescribing Low-Dose Naltrexone
  • Naturopathic Cancer Care
  • Mistletoe Therapy in Alternative Cancer Care
  • Naturopathic Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support Certification
  • European Injection Techniques
  • Lyme Disease Assessment and Treatment Fundamentals