By leveraging precision medicine, the digitization of medical data and the power of predictive analytics, we will deliver you from ‘trial and error’ and ‘one size fits all’ medical care to one which is ‘knowledge-weighted’ and ‘one size fits only you’ healthcare.
As leaders in personalized medicine for over fifteen years, our integrated health team will usher in a new era of healthcare which is customized just for you.
Most medical treatments are designed for the “average patient” as a “one-size-fits-all” approach that is successful for some patients but not for others. Precision medicine, sometimes known as “personalized medicine” is an innovative approach to disease prevention and treatment which takes into account differences in people’s genes, environments and lifestyles. (more info)
US Food and Drug Administration
At Executive Health Centre we are recognized global experts in the field of personalized medicine. It’s about collecting a complete set of information about you to manage your health and wellbeing more precisely and effectively by leveraging precision medicine, the digitization of medical data and the power of predictive analytics.
Your biometric data will predict, prevent and aid in early detection of diseases. By understanding your unique physiology, our integrated health team will help to determine the best preventive approaches to managing your health risk or therapeutic methods to manage your chronic conditions.
We will boost your health physically and mentally, and improve your quality of life. This is truly preventive care. It focuses on preventing you from getting sick rather than treating you after you fall ill.
What Sets Us Apart
We use the best science in the world, from Health Canada and FDA approved labs and imaging centres, to identify potential problems that can have profound effects on your future. Our tests tell all because your numbers don’t lie.
We collect information about your genetics, not only about your disease risk but also how you respond to exercise, certain diets and drugs. We can measure all your nutrient levels, and know about your food intolerances. Understanding your hormone levels help to keep your metabolism in perfect balance.
Our integrated physician, naturopathic doctor and nutritionist model is the envy of top medical facilities, combining the best of eastern and western expertise. We recognized that one practitioner does not know all, and there is invaluable knowledge to be gained by working together as a holistic team for you.
We improve your quality and transparency of care when we work together as health professionals, engaging you in the conversation, as you know best. Our team is here to support your goals and coach you to attain peak health.
We are witnessing an explosion of medical data about oneself, generated by oneself. It’s being collected on your smartphone. From activity levels, to your diet log and sleep patterns, lifestyle data is invaluable when you are able to share it with your health team to personalize your health action plan.
We see a future of seizing the power of predictive analytics with tools like IBM Watson. By combining your genetic information, with biometric and lifestyle data, our team can provide you with knowledge-weighted recommendations that will be personalized just for you.
It’s time to see precision medicine in action for your personalized health care needs.
We focus on keeping you healthy and being physically and mentally resilient to illness, injury and emotional setbacks. Armed with your health information, our holistic healthcare team will coach you to achieve your personal best.
Critics of the preventative approach often ask, “What proof do you have that what you are doing works – that lifestyle changes, managing nutrients and hormone levels better can slow down chronic disease? The answer lies in our telomeres – the tips of our chromosomes – which keep our DNA stable. When our telomeres become critically short, increased disease risk results and we must rely on repair mechanisms. Published research studies show that those things we preach in a wellness lifestyle, do impact the health of telomeres and hence onset of disease.
Learn more about telomeres from author, Dr. Elaine Chin, Lifelines: Unlocking the Secrets for the Longer Healthier Life.
At Executive Health Centre, our programs are customized to meet your medical concerns and health goals. Pricing is dependent on program design and follow-up options. The following are some program examples:
Peak Health Program
This program offers diagnostic tests and health team coaching to optimize your telomeres performance. Telomeres length will be measured. Your hormones and nutrient profiles will be developed. In addition, we will review your disease risk (cardiovascular, diabetes, cancer), and manage hormone balance. All are critical to supporting overall health and wellness. Having this set of metrics will allow your core team comprised of a medical doctor, naturopathic doctor and nutritionist to advise you on your health status and coach you towards a healthier you. Our goal is to help you perform at your peak ability, physically and mentally, right down to the tips of your telomeres.
- Telomere Test
- Comprehensive Biochemistry Assessment
- 24 hr Urine Hormone Profile
- Micronutrient Profile
- 3 formal Review Sessions over 3 months with our holistic healthcare team (medical doctor, naturopathic doctor and nutritionist) to review the results and create your personal health action plan
Peak Performance Program
We know that nutrient optimization, hormone balance and reducing stress are key to maintaining healthy telomeres. Testing includes a telomere test and two important nutrients, Vitamin D and Omega Fatty Acids, as well as a simple 24 hour urine collection to test for your ‘stress response’ cortisol hormone.
Your health team will be comprised of a naturopathic doctor and nutritionist. Your results will be reviewed and a health action plan created to help your telomeres stay healthy and offer advice to help you perform at your peak ability, physically and mentally.
- Telomere Test
- Omega Fatty Acids test
- Vitamin D test
- 24 hr Urine Cortisol Hormone Profile
- 2 formal Review Sessions over 2 months with our holistic healthcare team (naturopathic doctor and nutritionist) to review the results and create your personal health action plan
Virtual Performance Program
This program can be completed in the comfort of your home. We know that nutrient optimization, hormone balance and reducing stress are keys to maintaining healthy telomeres. We will ship you kits that will allow you to self-administer the diagnostics tests and return them back to us for processing.
Testing includes Vitamin D and Omega Fatty Acids, completed with a simple finger prick you can blot a few drops of blood on special lab paper and an urine collection for cortisol (stress response hormone). You will be contacted by phone to schedule a call with our naturopathic doctor to review the results and create your personal health action plan.
- Blood spot Omega Fatty Acids test
- Blood spot Vitamin D test
- 24 hr Urine Cortisol Hormone Profile
- One telephone review session with a naturopathic doctor
Telomere Science Has Come of Age.
Your telomeres are your DNA ‘lifelines’. As they shorten over time due to the biological effects of glycation, oxidation, inflammation, hormonal imbalance and mental stressors, your risk of developing disease increases. We can take preventive steps to stop premature telomere shortening from happening.
Plasma drug levels can vary more than 1000 fold when the same drug dose is administered to two individuals having approximately the same weight. As a person takes more than one drug – the drug-drug or drug-genes interactions get more complicated. Most chronic disease patients take more than 6 drugs per day – some prescription, others are over the counter drugs and supplements.
The testing is simple. DNA is easily collected by a cheek swab, followed by lab analysis. The test reads your ability to process or metabolize prescriptions or over-the-counter drugs by your liver enzymes. In other words, it’s a drug sensitivity test. It’s not just about the ability to process a drug safely but rather the importance of achieving an optimal dose of medications.
By testing your nutrigenomics (the understanding of your body’s DNA nutrient profile) we can identify if you have natural food tolerances, absorption deficiencies and food behaviour tendencies and adjust your dietary recommendation based on these findings.
We can measure your actual nutrients to come up with a dietary plan that is suited just for you. With blood and urine tests, we can determine your functional needs for your nutrients; vitamins, minerals, organic and amino acids – all important for biochemical processes.
Food intolerances and food allergies can greatly affect one’s ability to absorb critical nutrients. There is a growing body of evidence to support the clinical benefits of eliminating reactive foods from the diet. Continued consumption of reactive foods may contribute to a variety of health issues.
Weight Loss that Stays Lost.
No other weight loss solution is so specifically tailored to you. We combine the knowledge of your lifestyle (through your activity monitor) and its impact on your nutrition and hormones to customize and coach you through a program that will alter your metabolism toward a healthier you.
Declining hormones. A life phase.
We recognize hormone levels decline with age but we’re not here to stop your biological clock because it simply can’t be done. With a more proactive approach to keeping all your hormones in good balance, we can minimize the side effects of lower hormone levels to give you more energy, improved mental acuity and libido.
Being present now, reduces stress.
Mindfulness training is a safe and effective modality to improve your emotional stamina. This contemplative tool of self-awareness is a passive, non-judgmental observation of what you are experiencing in the present moment, a skill to be learned, developed and strengthened.
Massage Therapy can be beneficial both physically and mentally. It has the ability to reduce or eliminate pain, improve joint mobility, improve circulation and help with stress reduction and stress management. Massage Therapy can also be used as part of a preventative care program to reduce the risk of injury.
Food is your first line drug – your fuel to power your body and mind. Being starved of nutrients impairs the body’s functions. It is important to know how much is enough food and what the correct balance of nutrients are for you.
Naturopathic medicine treats all forms of health concerns. It can be beneficial for those looking for health promotion strategies or preventative care. Our naturopathic services ranges from supplement and nutritional counselling to mindfulness training.
We begin your program with a consultation, in person or by phone. We’ll ask you questions about your health concerns, present status and personal goals – something perhaps your doctor has never asked you to think about before. We will customize your health program, which may include additional testing beyond our core testing protocol based on this initial assessment.
Once we agree on the details of your program, we will set up your diagnostic appointment at our clinic. When your results are in, we will sit down together, as an integrated healthcare team, to review your Health Scorecard and create your personal Health Action Plan. Depending on the follow on process you select, we will retest your metrics as required, and adjust your health plan to resolve your concerns, address issues and support you to achieve your health goals.
How a typical 3 to 12 months program works
Initial Consultation with Dr. Elaine Chin – 45 minutes either in person or on the phone.
Diagnostic testing appointment at our clinic(1.5 hours)
Strategy Review Session #1 – 1.5 hour appointment to review Health Scorecard and develop your Health Action Plan.
Follow up diagnostics as requires
Strategy Review Session #2 – 45 minute appointment to review follow up diagnostic results and fine tune your Health Action Plan including your follow on program
Optional Year Round Care – End of 3 month program and option at this point to enrol in year round care.
Quarterly follow up blood work – for clients who signed up for year round care
Review appointment – to discuss quarterly blood work results
Renewal of program – at the anniversary of enrollment
Our philosophy at Executive Health Centre takes an integrative approach. We provide healthcare that is tailored to fit you. We will demystify your medical information and help you to achieve better outcomes by tracking progress with personalized coaching and collaborative consultation with health professionals.
Principles of our program design
Most of us are born with some worrisome family medical history – in other words, bad genes. And we could improve on our health habits too. But all too often poor lifestyle choices go unchanged because we think that genetics determine our risk of disease development.
However, scientific research has shown that over 50% of our genetic makeup can be modified by our environment. By improving our lifestyle habits we will change our metabolism which will not only reduce our risk for disease but can also increase our physical and mental stamina.
Behavioural change model
Dr. BJ Fogg, Persuasive Technology Lab, Stanford University
Behavioural change models suggest that motivation and ability are necessary backdrops. However, a trigger is necessary to activate this change. This is our expertise at Executive Health Centre.
We offer a broad array of diagnostics and translate your medical numbers into useful information so you will make informed decisions. We track your progress and with the support of our health team we can achieve sustainable behavioural changes.
You deserve our expert focus
Our Executive Health Centre team is recognized for its visionary work in personalized, preventative health care. Founder, Dr. Elaine Chin, formed the first physician and naturopathic doctor integrated health clinic in 1997 at the Mississauga Hospital (now Trillium Health Partners). The combined expertise of this innovative model is unmatched in North America and combines the best in seamless medical and naturopathic care.
Drawing on eastern and western methodologies in developing holistic treatment strategies focused on individual needs and desired outcomes, today, Executive Health Centre continues to lead the way in integrating health professionals in supporting their patient’s holistic approach to health care. They team have been heralded for introducing a more positive and effective approach to personalized medicine.
Dr. Elaine Chin helps people take charge of their health to live a long and healthy life. She brings a high touch, personalized and preventative approach with leading edge testing, proven science, and a holistic health action plan to ensure patients achieve their full potential.
Founder of Executive Health Centre, a premier executive health clinic in Toronto, Dr. Chin is a pioneer in developing an individualized preventive healthcare model. She works with senior executives and corporations to ensure peak health will lead to peak performance in the workplace.
As Chief Wellness Officer at TELUS, Dr. Chin’s primary focus is to develop and promote innovative health and wellness programs and incentives for the TELUS team and Canadians that encourage lasting healthier lifestyles.
Dr. Chin has addressed physician and healthcare industry conferences in the United States and Europe on the clinical model for individualized preventive healthcare. In addition, Dr. Chin is a frequent speaker on executive health as a strategic tool in improving workplace productivity and protecting human capital. She has lectured at the Rotman School of Management on integrating prevention-driven models into corporate human resources practice. Presently, she is an adjunct professor at York University’s Faculty of Health.
In September 2015, Dr. Chin published her first book, Lifelines – Unlocking the secrets of your telomeres for a longer healthier life.
Early in her career, Dr. Chin was the Medical Director at Nesbitt Burns and Bank of Montreal, where she led reviews of executive health, wellness programs and benefits in Canada and the U.S.
Dr. Chin began her career practicing family medicine in Toronto. She is on staff at Trillium Health Partners, Toronto, and University Health Network, Toronto. She has also served on the Trillium Health Centre Hospital and Foundation Boards.
A graduate of The University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine in 1988, she completed her internship at the Toronto General Hospital. In 1994, she earned her MBA at the University of Toronto.
Elizabeth Stavros, BA, ND
Elizabeth has taken the Mind Body Medicine program at Harvard University Medical School in Boston, where she studied under Dr. Herbert Benson, a pioneer and world leader in the study and clinical practice of mind/body medicine. She will offer sessions focusing on mindfulness-based therapy, invaluable in developing emotional well-being, and peak performance training.
Elizabeth graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. As a Clinical Intern in both general medicine and adjunctive cancer care, Elizabeth focused her training and research on naturopathic oncology, and completed one year of clinical rotations under the supervision of a doctor from The Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). She has completed a preceptorship at the Centre for Naturopathic Excellence with Dr. Peter D’Adamo (Connecticut, USA) an internationally renowned physician & bestselling author of “The Blood Type Diet”.
She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Ottawa. Prior to becoming a naturopathic doctor, Elizabeth was a principle of Point Blank, a marketing firm that was later acquired. Most recently she co-founded a social mobile and web application, YepLive, which is currently being acquired by a Toronto-based tech firm. Her business and tech acumen will be invaluable as we develop technological ways to deliver what we offer at Executive Health Centre to the broader health consumer market.
Nathalie Niddam, CNP
With her background as fitness trainer, Nathalie brings much enthusiasm to her coaching style. She has been able to support the lifestyle recommendations our clients following their strategy sessions.
Nathalie holds a BSc from McGill University in Physiology. Her career skills include work in magazine publishing, marketing, sales and event planning.
Dale Curd,B.A. (Hons)
Counselor, Men’s Issues Expert, Coach
Mary L.S. Vachon, PhD, RN
Dr. Carmine Filice, D.C., CSCS
They’re like the plastic tips of your shoelaces that keep them from fraying. But they’re at the ends of your DNA and they keep you from developing disease and dying too young.
The discovery of telomeres was one of the true miracle breakthroughs in contemporary medicine. Nobel-winning scientist Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn and her research teams have opened a world of promise when it comes to living longer and healthier. Today, we have the know-how to slow the disintegration process to beat our biological clock and prevent disease. Keeping your telomeres robust and as long as possible is crucial to your health.
Noted personalized medicine physician, Dr. Elaine Chin, tells you how to use these new lifelines to extend your own by partnering with healthcare professionals to create a road map for maximizing your peak health. Containing comprehensive information on diet and lifestyle, the potential of supplements, hormone-replacement therapy, sleep patterns, mindfulness, stress management and life purpose, Lifelines will show you how to use our knowledge of telomere science to change your life for the better.
Dr. Chin offers practical and realistic ways to optimize the length of your telomeres to give you an advantage in what really counts most in life – how long and how well you will live.
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