DR. JOHN DEMPSTER
Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. John Dempster is a board certified Naturopathic Doctor and the Founder and Medical Director of The Dempster Clinic –Center for Functional Medicine.
Dr. Dempster focuses on a Functional Medicine model when treating patients who suffer from various conditions such as mental illness, autoimmune disease, digestive disorders, and more.
In addition, Dr. Dempster has a strong passion for helping patients embrace an optimal aging philosophy, where he supports them in achieving a longer, healthier, and more fulfilling life. By referring to advanced functional medicine testing, his approach emphasizes the importance of optimizing biochemical, metabolic, and hormonal functions within the body.
As a strong believer in integrative and evidence based medicine, Dr. Dempster has also completed an advanced fellowship in Functional, Regenerative, and Anti-Aging Medicine.
Dr. Dempster frequently conducts research on relevant health issues and speaks to corporations about various health and wellness topics. Dr. Dempster is a sought after speaker and his work is frequently featured on national television and media sites worldwide.
In addition to working with patients at his Toronto-based clinic, Dr. Dempster is also the co-founder of The Mental Wellness Summit, and The Mental Wellness Tribe, one of the world’s largest web-based forums that provides natural solutions and root cause resolution for mental illness.
Dr. Dempster believes in the importance of living a well-balanced life. He is extremely passionate about the outdoors and is an avid downhill skier, fly fisherman, and white water canoeist. Dr. Dempster has paddled some of Canada’s most famous Arctic Rivers such as Mountain River, Burnside River, and the Coppermine River. When not working, Dr. Dempster enjoys spending time with family.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:
- Licensed to practice Naturopathic Medicine in Ontario (CONO)
- Licensed to practice Parenteral (IV) Therapy in Ontario (CONO)
- Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, member
- Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, member
- Board Certified Fellow in Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine (FAARFM)
- Board certified member of The American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners (ABAAHP)
- Bachelor of Science with Honours, Biological Science, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
- Gluten Free Society Certified Practitioner
Dr. Tamara Kung
Dr. Tamara Kung is a licensed naturopathic doctor in the province of Ontario. Dr. Kung’s goal is to complement and enhance the quality of healthcare for her patients – to bring in the vital, often missing pieces of education and holistic support so her patients can sustain quality longevity.
With a strong focus on nutrition, Dr. Kung helps patients break down barriers and find ease in learning about, finding, and making healthy, delicious meals. This lays down a strong foundation for specific treatments that follow, which include acupuncture, cupping therapy, botanical medicine, and nutraceuticals.
In practice, Dr. Kung focuses on women’s health, hormone balance, and skin conditions.
Dr. Tamara has additional training in cosmetic acupuncture which works with traditional Chinese medicine’s philosophy of restoring balance in the body while simultaneously addressing the skin’s complexion, tone, and fine lines.
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When she is not working with patients, Dr. Kung loves cooking with and for friends and family. She also spends time outdoors whenever possible whether it is snowboarding, hiking in the mountains, kitesurfing, or playing tennis and cello. Dr. Kung believes that the key to health is community, and is grateful for her growing community as she joins the Dempster clinic.
Director of Human Resources
Amy DeCourcy is the Director of Human Resources at The Dempster Clinic- Center for Functional Medicine. Amy completed her undergraduate degree in Global Development Studies and French at Queen’s University and l’Université Savoie Mont Blanc, France.
After working for a legal recruiting firm downtown Toronto, Amy returned to Queen’s to obtain a degree in education. While teaching at an inner-city school, Amy completed her Masters degree in Urban Education and the Principal Qualification Program at OISE, University of Toronto.
Upon completing her maternity leave, Amy decided to further extend her leave with the school board and pursue a new role at our clinic. Amy coordinates the administrative functions, oversees the recruiting and hiring process and addresses the strategic needs of the clinic.
Registered Holistic Nutritionist (R.H.N.)
Ann is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who is passionate about supporting clients’ health naturally through nutrition and lifestyle changes. She believes that gut health plays a crucial role in improving overall health and her main areas of focus include improving digestion, increasing energy and achieving sustainable weight loss.
Ann supports the Dempster Clinic by building customized Meal Plans that accommodate her clients’ needs, lifestyle and preferences. She teaches her clients the foundation of good nutrition and ensures the individual is following a balanced and nutritious protocol, no matter which diet is recommended. She works with many popular diets such as Paleo, Ketogenic, Autoimmune Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free and much more!
On a personal note, when Ann isn’t practicing nutrition she loves cooking, attending yoga classes, shows and events in the city, making DIY projects with essentials oils, diving into mindset and personal growth books and seminars. She is also an auntie and love spending time with her friends and family!
Joanna Phan is the newest member of our office administrative team. Joanna completed her undergraduate degree in Cell and Molecular Biology and Human Biology at the University of Toronto. She has previously worked in other administrative roles of different fields.
Throughout her school years, Joanna has learned about complimentary and integrative medicine and has been passionate in the holistic approach to life and well-being ever since. She enjoys being a part of our clinic and helping patients reach their optimal health through a Functional Medicine approach.
Outside of work, Joanna loves to spend time cooking, exercising, and exploring new places.