Dr. Michelle Durkin, BSc(H), ND, Professional Bowenwork® Practitioner
Dr. Michelle Durkin grew up in a small community outside of Belleville, ON. She attended the University of Guelph and obtained a Bachelor of Science with honours in Biomedical Science. With this medical background, she went on to study at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto and graduated as a licensed doctor of naturopathic medicine in 2003. Dr. Durkin founded her clinic, the Quinte Naturopathic Centre, on Church Street in Belleville and has attracted a team of health care providers with a common vision. As a Naturopathic Doctor she is very committed to providing excellent individualized health care in a warm and professional environment. Her mission is to create transgenerational health by teaching and coaching patients to optimize their quality of health on a physical, emotional, and mental level, using the modalities of naturopathic medicine. She is a professional Bowenwork® practitioner as well as qualified to administer intravenous vitamin and mineral therapy.
Dr. Durkin also teaches at Loyalist College in the Biotechnology and Food program, which has enabled her to educate others about nutritional and herbal supplements. She is actively involved in the community and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce.
In addition, Dr. Durkin holds professional memberships with the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), and the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors (APND).
Dr. Durkin is available for appointments Mondays 11am-7pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am – 6pm, and Fridays 9am – 2pm.
Dr. Daralyn Bates was born and raised in the Quinte area. After completing a pre-medical program at the University of Waterloo (HonBSc), she became intrigued by languages and life abroad. Over the next decade, between lengthy stints in Spain and Japan, Daralyn completed a BA in Speech Sciences/Linguistics at the University of British Columbia. Her exposure to other cultures and their concepts of health brought her back home to pursue a rewarding career in Naturopathic Medicine.
Daralyn (HonBSc, BA, ND) is a graduate of the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in British Columbia where she received the Spirit of Boucher Award for overall excellence. She is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor under the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy – Naturopathy (BDDT-N) in Ontario and holds professional memberships to the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). She was previously licensed by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC). In addition, she is a certified Bowenwork® practitioner.
One of the six tenets of Naturopathic Medicine is “Doctor as Teacher”. Daralyn takes this principle to heart. She was a university instructor prior to becoming an ND and continues to actively pursue many avenues to learn new techniques and treatments to benefit her patients. Daralyn enjoys the challenge of determining the cause of a patient’s dis-ease and conveying the potential for healing to that patient.
Dr. Bates is available for appointments Tues 1pm-6pm and Wed 9am-6pm.
Annie House is from Shropshire, England and has lived in Canada for the last 4 years. A university graduate, she earned a post graduate diploma in Career guidance and Personal development (BA Hon. Dip CG). She has been a professional counsellor and trainer for 15 years and has worked with the police, social services, and other government agencies.
In the last 10 years Annie has gained experience in the field of aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is widely used in the UK but underdeveloped in Canada. Working as a clinical aromatherapist, Annie hopes to combine her previous experience with this wonderful new field of work. Annie has a special interest in supportive and palliative care using massage, aromatherapy, and HEARTS (a technique that is an acronym for a combination of touch modalities that is used in a large hospice in Manchester, England). Annie hopes to use this combination of therapies in the Quinte area.
Annie is also registered Reflexologist with the Registered Reflexology Council in Ontario. She is currently doing further advanced training in Reflexology.
Annie is available on Thursdays for appointments from 9:30am – 6pm.
Katherine Conchie, RRPr
Katherine was born in Belleville and grew up in a small town outside of Toronto. She returned with her family in 1989 and now lives at her farm near Tweed. She has been studying complementary therapies for the last 12 years and has been practicing both Reiki and Reflexology in Belleville and area since 2006. She is certified in reflexology through the Reflexology Registration Council of Ontario. She is also a Reiki Master and has offered sessions, classes, and weekend retreats. Other therapies studied include Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and Therapeutic Touch (TT). Stress and anxiety are often related to dis-ease. All of these therapies provide the body with a relaxation response that can lower stress levels and allow the body to use its own natural healing abilities. With stress and anxiety lowered, the effectiveness of other therapies and supplements are also enhanced. Sessions are custom fit to each person to serve their individual needs. Special attention is paid to ensure everyone has a comfortable, relaxing, and safe place to experience these healing modalities.
Katherine is available for appointments at the clinic on Tuesdays from 9:30am – 6:00pm.
Gretchen Grenke, RPN, Foot Care Nurse
Gretchen Grenke has been providing quality foot care services to people in the Quinte area for the past 13 years. She has been trained in specialty fields such as high risk foot care, diabetic foot care, and wound care. She serves as a professional foot care consultant to the Diabetic Advisory Board at Quinte Health Care.
Gretchen has also designed acclaimed advanced foot care courses and over the past 6 years has taught foot care to nurses and other health care professionals at St. Lawrence College and Loyalist College.
Gretchen’s hours at the clinic are currently 9:00am–6:00pm on Fridays.