As a passionate, driven, and motivated clinician in integrative and functional medicine focused on optimal wellbeing and natural health, Dr. Romi Fung, ND, M.Sc, Ph.D. (cand.) looks to inspire and empower his patients through education; He believes in the Naturopathic Oath, ‘Docere’ meaning ‘Doctor as Teacher.’ Educating his patients, his community, his colleagues, and future clinicians in understanding the importance of health, wellness, and the human anatomy and physiology is the first step in implementing lasting changes and balance.
Dr. Fung completed his undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from Simon Fraser University followed by graduating from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine with a Doctor in Naturopathy. While building his practice, Dr. Fung went on to complete a Master of Science in Aging and Health from Queen’s University and is now pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Aging and Health, also from Queen’s University.
Dr. Fung’s passion lies in cognitive health and dementia. Dr. Fung believes that there is more to dementia than just working primarily with the brain; there are many metabolic and biochemical factors that affect our brain stemming from the body. It is not as if our brains (and heads!) are detached from the body. But rather, what happens in the body also happens in the head. This is why he believes naturopathic medicine takes a powerful stance at addressing these factors that affect our brains. He takes a comprehensive approach in working with his patients, from screening for inflammation, insulin resistance, and hormones while working on their lifestyles – all of which contribute greatly to our brain health. Dr. Fung strongly believes this should not be overlooked in dementia prevention and welcomes his patients to take a role in optimizing their cognitive health.
Dr. Fung is excited to be supervising senior interns at the Boucher Naturopathic Medical Clinic. On top of being a clinic supervisor, he is also an instructor at CCNM-Boucher, teaching Traditional Asian Medicine to future naturopathic clinicians.