Meet the Team

Philip Rouchotas MSc, ND
Dr Philip Rouchotas has been a practicing naturopathic doctor since 2004. His areas of clinical focus include metabolic syndrome (diabetes, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, overweight/ obesity), autoimmune conditions (arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic migraine, asthma, eczema, psoriasis, lupus), and psychiatric concerns (depression, bipolar, anxiety, ADHD, insomnia, schizophrenia).

Philip serves as an associate professor at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), responsible for assimilation and delivery of the second year curriculum in Clinical Nutrition. He is also the Editor- in- Chief of Integrated Healthcare Practitioners, a peer- reviewed journal reaching naturopathic doctors, chiropractors, and medical doctors across Canada. Philip graduated from CCNM in 2004, preceded by an honours undergraduate degree in Nutritional Sciences and a Masters degree in Nutritional Sciences, both from the University of Guelph.

Heidi Fritz MA, ND
Dr Heidi Fritz has been a practicing naturopathic doctor since 2007. Her areas of clinical focus include: women’s health (fertility, pregnancy care, menopause, endometriosis, PCOS, etc) and naturopathic cancer care. Heidi is a member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP), and is certified in the use of intravenous vitamin therapies, including intravenous vitamin C, the modified Myers’ cocktail, mistletoe therapy, and others. Heidi has completed advanced training in the use of IV therapies for cancer, as well as bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT) for women’s health.

In addition to clinical practice, Heidi serves as a Research Fellow at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), responsible for conducting studies of natural medicine, with a focus on cancer therapy. Her studies include reviews of vitamin D, soy, flax, green tea, omega-3 fatty acids, and melatonin for breast and lung cancer, as well as research on the effectiveness of intravenous vitamin C. Her studies have been published in peer-reviewed medical journals. Heidi has lectured internationally on her research. She holds an honours undergraduate degree in Human Physiology and a Masters of Arts degree, both from the University of Toronto. Heidi has also practiced as a registered practical nurse in Multi-Organ Transplant at Toronto General Hospital, including a rotation at Princess Margaret Hospital, and is the recent recipient of an award from the Society of Integrative Oncology (SIO).

Melanie Maas, RMT
Melanie Maas has been a registered massage therapist providing quality massage therapy treatments for ten years. Melanie has been serving the Caledon and surrounding area for 6 years. She has a special interest in sports related injuries, MVA injuries, child and teen, pregnancy and infant massage, as well as treating for anxiety and chronic pain. As a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario (CMTO) and an active member with the Registered Massage Therapy Association of Ontario (RMTAO), Melanie is interested in the new trends and treatments of the profession. Melanie has also volunteered her time at sporting events, treated in the Palliative Care Unit at Toronto East General Hospital and in St. Michael’s Hospital HIV clinic to improve her client’s quality of life under such circumstances. Melanie also instructs interested clients in the art of infant massage having done infant massage instruction since 2006. She sees the importance of regular massage treatments both to adults and children, as well as addressing deep issues within the tissues to maintain optimal health and decrease pain. Melanie will refer outside of the clinic to numerous healthcare options in the community i.e. chiropractic, physiotherapy, acupuncture, etc… to help you achieve optimal health. She lives in Bolton with her husband and 2 children and enjoys an active lifestyle of running, camping, hiking, learning new skills to improve her practice, etc.

Kelsey Deugo, RMT
Kelsey Deugo has been a registered massage therapist since 2013. She has an interest in the treatment of sports injuries and rehabilitation, as well as helping patients manage stress, insomnia, anxiety and chronic pain. Kelsey is trained in prenatal massage and in the treatment of infants, with the goal of teaching new mothers to care for their baby, and making the mother more comfortable throughout her pregnancy.

Kelsey uses massage therapy to reduce pain, enhance recovery, and improve quality of life for patients with conditions ranging from musculoskeletal injuries, low back pain, and chronic headache. Kelsey has competed internships in the care of patients with diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS), and HIV, as well as a clinical placement in the Palliative Care Unit of Toronto East General Hospital. As part of her training, Kelsey volunteered in a sports rehab setting and at sporting events to help athletes enhance performance and recovery. Kelsey encourages an overall healthy lifestyle by having an interest in exercise, nutrition, and alternative therapies such as energy healing.

Kelsey is a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and an active member of the Registered Massage Therapy Association of Ontario (RMTAO). Kelsey has lived in the town of Caledon for 17 years and enjoys spending time outdoors, swimming, and continuing her education through courses and seminars.

 

 

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