MEET OUR CLINICIANS
DR. WALTER FERNYHOUGH, ND
Dr. Walter Fernyhough is a Naturopathic Physician licensed by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia. He began his Naturopathic training in Toronto at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and then came back to his home in BC to complete his training at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. He is a member of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
Dr. Fernyhough utilizes a variety of treatment modalities including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, lifestyle counseling, prolotherapy, neural prolotherapy, IV and supplemental vitamins and minerals, and chelation. Although Naturopathic Physicians are trained as ‘general practitioners’ and therefore cover all areas of health, Dr. Fernyhough has a special focus in treating chronic pain and sports injuries, digestive health (food sensitivities, IBS, IBD), cardiovascular health (heart and vascular problems that include atherosclerosis, hypertension, and cholesterol), thyroid health and other hormone imbalances (weight issues, fatigue, temperature regulation, low libido, prostate issues), stress and adrenal function (chronic fatigue, anxiety, insomnia), cleansing, and detoxification.
DR. BRANDON SPLETZER, ND
Dr. Brandon Spletzer is a licensed Naturopathic Physician in British Columbia. Raised in Abbotsford, he completed his Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology at the University of the Fraser Valley, and graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. He is excited to provide the Abbotsford community with evidence-based, naturopathic medicine.
Dr. Spletzer has an expertise in the treatment of mild traumatic brain injuries (concussions), and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) – the #1 root cause of IBS. Dr. Spletzer is a founding member of SIBOdoctors.ca, a website dedicated to bringing awareness and educating patients about SIBO. He also has a strong focus in the treatment of chronic pain, arthritis, sports-related injuries, hormonal imbalances, and weight loss.
Dr. Spletzer uses diagnostic laboratory testing and a variety of treatment modalities, including: prolotherapy, neural therapy, intravenous vitamin and chelation therapy, herbal medicine, spinal adjustments, and acupuncture. He also holds prescribing authority, providing patients with truly well-rounded primary health-care.
DR. CHELSEA MACKOVIC, ND
Dr. Chelsea Mackovic is a Naturopathic Physician licensed in British Columbia. She holds a board certification in acupuncture and is in good standing with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia.
She received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology with a minor in Physics from the University of the Fraser Valley, then went on to graduate from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine with her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine.
Dr. Mackovic is passionate about naturopathic medicine and aiding her patients in regaining and optimizing their health and energy, so they can keep doing the things they love. Dr. Mackovic’s treatment approach focuses on combining the use of traditional naturopathic medicine and modern medicine. Therapies she utilizes include nutraceuticals, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, nutrition and acupuncture.
Dr. Mackovic is driven to support her patients as they achieve stabilized mood and energy. She has an interest in woman’s health, and brain health.
Sofia is registered Colon Hydrotherapist and a member of I-Act. She worked for seven years with a team of naturopathic physicians, chiropractors, therapists, clinical counsellors, and lab technicians. In 2011, Sofia decided to start her own colonics practice and designs individualized body and/or colon cleanses. In addition to her own clinic in Fort Langley, she maintains a practice here at Red Cedar Health Naturopathic Clinic and works in partnership with Dr. Fernyhough and many other referring Naturopathic Doctors.
Sofia’s journey into the world of health and wellness started many years ago when her Father was caught in an avalanche and suffered traumatic brain and spinal injury resulting in him becoming a quadriplegic confined to a wheelchair. Her Dad came out of a seven week deep coma and the doctors’ declared that he would remain in a vegetative state. Sofia refused to accept the traditional doctors’ diagnosis, abandoned her Human Resources and Work Psychology career, and set out to explore all alternative wellness options available around the world.
Sofia practices natural preparation for colonoscopy and was invited to Brazil to teach nurses at a colon and rectal surgery clinic how to do colon hydrotherapy for patients undergoing a colonoscopy or colon and/or surgery. Also, she provided one on one and group training to doctors and nurses in Panama and the Philippines.
Sofia is a strong believer in holistic and natural healthcare and as is a proponent of a healthy organic diet. Her passion, knowledge and commitment to learning more about health and wellness keeps her very busy and she is focused on expanding her knowledge in detoxification, diet and emotional well-being.