A boutique clinic providing compassionate and evidence-based family care
Dr. Jessalyn Shamess, ND
Dr. Jessalyn Shamess works with patients to help clarify, understand and manage complex chronic diseases. During an appointment with Dr. Shamess, she will conduct a thorough health history, which may include an overview of all previous labs, physical exams and screening for underlying causes of the patient’s conditions. From there, she will discuss the patient’s specific goals for treatment and work together to establish a treatment plan. Dr. Shamess uses a combination of pharmaceutical drugs, nutritional supplements, herbs, acupuncture and lifestyle counselling to develop a personalized treatment plan.
Dr. Shamess focuses on identifying the underlying causes of your condition and the common links between seemingly unrelated symptoms. In addition, with a background in public health, Dr. Shamess is an education advocate, working to help empower patients in their health journey by unravelling the complexity of unknown conditions. She is particularly passionate about helping to make chronic conditions manageable and freeing patients to pursue their life passions.
Dr. Shamess’s goal is to patients optimize their health by using an evidence-informed approach to navigate the challenge of dealing with multiple overlapping and often not well-understood conditions.
Dr. Shamess has been extensively trained in the treatment of Lyme Disease (both acute and chronic), Post-viral syndromes, chronic digestive issues (SIBO, gastroparesis, IBD, IBS), MCAS (Mast Cell Activation Syndrome), Mold toxin illness and a variety of autoimmune conditions.
In addition, she treats many of the syndromes that fit under the complex chronic disease umbrella, such as ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), Fibromyalgia, Central Sensitization, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS). Dr. Shamess’s goal as a naturopathic doctor is to help patients optimize their health by using an evidence-informed approach to navigating complex chronic diseases. Ultimately, assisting patients not simply survive but also thrive.
Outside of clinical practice, Dr. Shamess can be found spending time with family and friends and exploring the vast outdoors. She enjoys skiing, mountain biking, surfing, and local cultural events.