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Preventative & Holistic Health Care
For years, our competition claimed we do ‘non-scientific’ work and we take care of soccer moms.
We’re thrilled to see they are all trying to catch up to us. They are now offering what we have for years: genetics testing and taking a holistic approach to health delivery by hiring naturopathic doctors and nutritionists.
PRECISION MEDICINE EXPERTS
Our secret is not really a secret. Global CEOs and their families come to Executive Health Centre because we are leaders in delivering what people with means really need: personalized healthcare leveraging the knowledge of precision medicine.
We’ll remain leaders by doing more of what we’ve always done: helping our clients stay the healthiest they can be to live a longer life. As expert curators of evidenced based and precise diagnostics, we help our clients reduce their risks of life-threatening conditions and optimize their health and longevity.
QUALIFIED HEALTH ADVISORS
Our team of integrated health professionals are specially trained to interpret the reports from specialized testing and develop your customized action plan based on these findings.
Unfortunately, your annual check-up has hardly changed at all. The good news is, new breakthrough diagnostics can test you for the things that really count.
Take Genetics testing which can give you an indicator of your disease risks, determine the best diet and exercise program to lose weight and recommend the type of skin care that’s best for you.
While these tests have become more accessible, the bad news is many doctors don’t yet know how to interpret and advise on them.
That’s why I created Executive Health Centre, to provide health consumers with the diagnostic tests and clinical services they’ll need to prevent bad things from happening to their health and for ensuring good things.
First, you get the benefits of a true team approach. Our physicians, naturopathic doctors, nutritionists and behavioural scientists, will expertly curate and interpret your specialized diagnostic results to give you a deeper dive into your health risks. We will meet with you for an initial consultation and later review in a health team conference model for at least 1-2 hours to interpret your tests and create an integrated health action plan with specific dietary, lifestyle, medication and supplement recommendations.
But no health plan survives reality without tracking and re-evaluation – especially if you lead a busy life. So, we work with you to make sure you can start your plan and stick with it easily.
You’ll receive concierge-level service throughout your entire experience with us. This is especially true around scheduling urgent appointments at our clinic or with top specialists in Toronto and elsewhere.
You’ll also have your own “MyWellnessFile” app that holds all your medical records, action plans and charts your lifestyle habits through wearables and other Apps. It’s accessible 24/7 through your App, and you can restrict access or share it with whoever you choose.
We are very proactive! Many of our clients lead incredibly busy lives. They feel they’re okay physically today, so what’s the problem? Well, the problem – the one that will make you very sick — could be lurking inside your body right now. Or the accumulation of stress and lifestyle could make you more vulnerable not only to serious illness but to lack of good health.
So, we offer FDA-approved tests difficult to access in Canada to find those hidden problems before they become life-threatening ones, especially around cancer, heart disease, diabetes and brain decline.
Once we get those tests back, our team of experts can knowledgeably interpret them. This includes diagnostic testing of your DNA, as well as metabolic, hormone and nutrient levels.
Finally, we integrate the best of Western Medicine and Functional Medicine in order to keep your health at peak levels. We also coach you on how to reduce your risks of serious illness and improve your physical performance and mental stamina – year-round.
It’s ironic that one of the slowest-changing sectors in our fast-changing world is healthcare.
Traditional medicine, and especially conventional testing lag far behind. Often, they’re based more on tradition than on evidence.
And surely, we all know by now that health and wellness is more than just treating what ails you. It’s about taking a holistic approach to managing and optimizing your well-being.
That’s why we turned our focus years ago to preventing disease using Precision Medicine. Today we are recognized leaders in this field; and our holistic programs are proven by science – specifically with the Nobel-Prize winning science of telomeres.
We are always looking forward, always deploying new scientific discoveries to arm you with knowledge and give you power over your total health. Using groundbreaking diagnostics, innovative technology, and guidance from expert health coaches, your good health is truly — and finally — within your control.
Many chronic conditions, including cancer, can be prevented if they’re detected early. If you’re on the path toward getting sick, it’s not too late to reverse the harm done. We can show you how to achieve this reality for yourself and your loved ones.
Our Executive Health Centre team is recognized for its visionary work in personalized, preventative health care. Founder, Dr. Elaine Chin, formed North America’s first physician and naturopathic doctor-integrated health clinic in 1997 at the Mississauga Hospital (now Trillium Health Partners). Today, the combined expertise of this innovative model is unmatched in North America and provides you the best in seamless medical and naturopathic care.
Executive Health Centre continues to lead the way in integrating health professionals as well. We do this by supporting their patient’s holistic approach to health care. Little wonder our team has been heralded for introducing a more positive and effective approach to personalized medicine.
Elaine Chin, M.D., M.B.A.
Founder and Medical Director of Executive Health Centre, Innovation Health Group
Elaine Chin, MD, MBA is a North American trailblazer of personalized medicine and her goal is to educate people on how to stay healthier longer.
Dr. Chin is the founder of Executive Health Centre, a premiere Precision Medicine practice in Toronto. Most recently, she has developed a virtual health care offering, Health-in-a-Box which includes a Patient Health Record (mywellnessfile.ca) as part of Innovation Health Group Inc.
She was the Chief Wellness Officer at TELUS Communications. Her primary focus has been to deliver world class wellness programs to Canadians.
Dr. Chin received her medical degree from the University of Toronto, Canada and her MBA from the same university’s Rotman School of Management.
She is the author of the book, “Lifelines – unlocking the secret of your telomeres for a longer, healthier life”, on Globe and Mail’s Top 10 Best Seller List.
In January 2018, she joined the Good Housekeeping Magazine team, as their health and wellness medical consultant, to lead the development of their Wellness Lab at Good Housekeeping Institute (Good Housekeeping “Seal of Approval” reviews) in New York City.
Dr. Chin is a regular health contributor to CityLine Show segment, “East Meets West”.
Virginia Florentin, B.Sc (Pharmacy), M.D., R.Ac
Clinician, Acupuncturist, Traditional Chinese Medicine
Dr. Florentin is a physician with a background in Preventative and Community Medicine and Pharmacology as well as a licensed acupuncturist in Ontario. Dr. Florentin has had a long history of undergraduate and public health teaching and research during her professional years in the Philippines. She has a Degree in Medicine, a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the Philippine, and graduated from Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TSTCM).
Elizabeth Goldspink, B.A., N.D.
Dr. Elizabeth Goldspink (Stavros), ND graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Canada, where she completed a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine (ND). She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Ottawa. Elizabeth focused her training and research on disease prevention, longevity, and naturopathic oncology. She has taken the Mind Body Medicine program at Harvard University Medical School in Boston, where she studied under Dr. Herbert Benson MD, the world leader in clinical practice of mind/body medicine.
Salma Kassaby, B.Sc., N.D.
Dr. Kassaby was first introduced to Naturopathic Medicine as a young teen. Under the guidance of a pioneer Naturopathic Physician she honed her passion for medicine and natural therapies. Dr. Kassaby takes pride in developing personalized treatments plans that are both holistic and informed using precision medicine. Since her graduation Dr. Kassaby has focused her practice and training in disease prevention, environmental medicine and naturopathic oncology.
Mary L.S. Vachon, PhD, RN
Dr. Vachon, is a nurse, psychotherapist, author and cancer survivor who has given over 1,600 lectures around the world and 170+ publications on issues related to occupational stress, cancer, bereavement, survivorship, and spirituality. She has worked at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She is currently a Psychotherapist in Private Practice; Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Public Health Sciences at the University of Toronto, and Clinical Consultant at Wellspring.
Dr. Carmine Filice, D.C., CSCS
Founder and director of The Performance Lab. Dr. Filice is a performance therapist, chiropractor, and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He has a Doctor of Chiropractic Studies from Southern California University of Health Science. Carmine has worked around the world with the top specialists and the most elite training facilities supporting professional athletes and teams from a variety of major leagues – MLB, MLS, NHL, AVP, MMA, World Champions and Olympians.
Unlock the Secrets of Your Telomeres for a Longer, Healthier Life.
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 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’s research has 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.
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. In this first-ever handbook containing comprehensive information on diet, the potential of supplements, hormone-replacement therapy, sleep patterns and mental health, 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 telomere to give you an advantage in what really counts most in life: how long and how well you will live.
“Elaine Chin has masterfully translated the Nobel Prize–winning science of telomeres into cutting-edge clinical strategies that will enable all of us to achieve greater health, wellness, and quality of life.”
– Dr. Anne Snowdon
BScN, MSc, PhD, FAAN Professor, Strategy and Entrepreneurship Academic Chair, World Health Innovation Network (WIN) Scientific Director & CEO, Supply Chain Advancement Network in Health (SCAN Health) Odette School of Business
“This book represents the best thinking from one of the most impressive minds in health care today. Over the decade I’ve known her, Elaine Chin has always been on the cutting edge of medical science in Canada and around the world. She has a passion for patient care and, more particularly, for teaching people how to manage their health for optimal results. I can’t say enough about Dr. Chin. I’ve literally come to trust her with my life.”
– Kenneth Whyte
PRESIDENT, Sutherland House (Publisher), Founding editor of The National Post, Former editor and publisher of Maclean’s magazine and president of Rogers Publishing, Canada’s largest magazine company
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