"If you want to
go fast, go alone.
If you want to
go far, go together." -
One Elephant is founded on the basis that better health can be achieved when patients and practitioners alike work together in an effort to optimize and personalize care.
Our vision is to transform health through personalized and team-based medicine.
Our mission is to provide excellence in Patient Care through these 4 pillars:
Integration: Engaging patients and healthcare professionals in team-based care
Education: Helping patients understand their mental and physical health
Community: Making a difference & giving back to the Oakville community
Clinical Research: Actively prioritizing involvement in evidence-based health
We have deliberately designed our space with collaboration and a team approach in mind. We are proud to deliver round table, integrative team visits, where a patient can work closely in a group of their key health providers, specifically assembled to best address their health goals. Our model allows for patients to benefit from efficiencies rather than redundancies with all of their key health experts under one roof, and avoid having to repeat themselves to multiple providers.
Learn more about our Integrative Team Visits here.
WE ARE FAMILY
Our clinical team is made up of actual family and people who feel like family. Many of us have known each other for several years, and some of us go back to the diaper age together (we’ll let you guess who those might be!). We are deliberate and thoughtful in how we bring together our staff and practitioners because we know how important it is for practitioners to trust and respect one another, and also be able to smile and laugh together in challenging times.
Beyond being wonderful humans, our practitioners are exceptionally good at their respective crafts and care deeply about making a positive impact in the lives of their patients. Our collective goal at One Elephant is to put patients first and treat them like an extension of our family, with the care and respect they deserve, in a collaborative, empowering, and welcoming space.
Welcome to One Elephant Integrative Health Team! We are so excited to introduce ourselves and our clinic to you. We (Dr. Lewis, Dr. Shergill, and Norine) founded One Elephant Integrative Health Team with a shared goal in mind - to create a family of incredible practitioners with a passion for team-based health, and to build a community around our shared philosophy that achieving a good state of functional health requires connection, support, and trust.
So what’s our story, you may ask? Well, let’s just say, it has two Volumes. Volume I involves just two of us: Dr. Lewis and Dr. Shergill. We have a pretty long-standing friendship that ultimately led to us co-founding The Centre for Collaborative Health, the first collaborative clinic in Oakville. This experience was an amazing opportunity for us to begin building our vision of collaborative health. We began forming a pretty awesome team of practitioners, which led us to Volume II - where we met Norine!
The three of us met for, what was meant to be, a casual coffee date one afternoon. A mutual patient had decided to play “professional matchmaker” and suggested we connect to talk all things health, private practice, and women in business. Things escalated quickly from there....in the best way possible. A conversation over tea and coffee turned into a realization that we had a lot in common. From that serendipitous meeting onwards, we practiced under the same roof together for nearly three years, and loved every minute of it. Over time, we knew it was time to set our sights on the clinic of our dreams - a clinic that represented our wildly different but cohesive personalities, the team of women that became our family, and our patients, in the way that we envisioned. One Elephant was born from there, and we suppose that makes it Volume III! Through the building of this vision, we have become sisters in life and business alike, and our clinic is a true labor of love, based on a dream that has manifested into the best reality.
Naturopathic medicine is focused on finding and treating the root cause of your illness with an eye toward whole-body healing. Working in collaboration with conventional and holistic healthcare providers, your naturopathic doctor will provide you with individualized care tailored to your needs. Naturopathic doctors have eight years of. . . (continue)
Psychotherapists are extensively trained, licensed healthcare professionals who provide a safe space, free of judgment, to work through inner thoughts, emotional challenges, and challenging behaviors through a variety of therapeutic methods. Our psychotherapists are committed to supporting you in safely breaking down barriers to a healthy mind. . . (continue)
IV therapy is an additional service provided by Naturopathic Doctors that have been regulated to perform intravenous infusion therapy. This involves injecting various vitamins, minerals or nutrients as advised by the practitioner through an IV line. This form of therapy can be advantageous due to the digestive system being bypassed which allows for superior. . . (continue)
Chiropractic Medicine is a non-invasive, hands-on primary health care profession that focuses primarily on the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors use a biomechanical and evidence-based approach to assess disorders related to the spine, nervous system, and joints of the extremities. Doctors of Chiropractic develop and carry out a. . . (continue)
Massage Therapy involves the hands-on treatment of muscles, connective tissue, ligaments and joints of the body to promote relaxation, improve pain and, and restore physical function. Registered massage therapists are trained to deliver a therapeutic effect on the body and to optimize health and well-being. Registered Massage. . . (continue)
This acupuncture is rooted in evidence-based medicine. It is used for neuromuscular pain. Acupuncture needles are placed on various anatomic landmarks. Manual or electrical stimulation is then applied. This is used to stimulate the nerves and muscles. This can increase the body's production of chemical compounds that reduce pain. . . (continue)
Dietitians are regulated nutrition professionals and are accountable to their provincial regulatory bodies to ensure the highest level of education, standards of practice, and ethics. Registered Dietitians focus on providing evidence-based nutrition education to the public and are committed to delivering reliable, personalized advice to their. . . (continue)
Physiotherapy focuses on treatment that restore movement of muscles in order to improve function without the use of medications or invasive procedures. Physiotherapy is extremely beneficial for those preparing or recovering from surgery and also offers relief from other musculoskeletal conditions. At One Elephant, our. . . (continue)
TCM Acupuncture involves inserting small needles into acupoints. These points run along the meridians which are said to be channels in the body through which Qi flows (energy). It is said that certain blockages in your energy flow (Qi) can be associated most often with pain, stress, or other health concerns. Restoring flow helps to bring balance. . . (continue)
Our roundtable, team-based visits is what sets us apart at One Elephant. These visits allow for health care providers of different disciplines to sit together under one roof, with you on your first visit.
A thorough history, detailed physical examination and exploration of your goals will take place on your first visit. Together, as a team (this includes you!), a comprehensive treatment plan that incorporates multiple specialties is tailored specifically for you. In other words, you only have to tell your story once and leave the rest to us.
In addition to our integrated, team-based visits, our dedicated health care providers meet weekly in case conferences to discuss your progress. Team-based visits and case conferences allow for coordinated and integrated care, input from a variety of specialities, and better health outcomes.
Test Don’t Guess!
Think of this as a deeper dive - At this stage, we may use additional testing (e.g. blood work, X-Rays, etc.) to gain greater insight into your body and how to optimize its function.
Connecting the Dots
We work together with you to create a personalized treatment plan that integrates body, mind and spirit - one that is realistic, but also challenges your body to take steps toward healing.
Meeting of the Minds
Meet with your team of practitioners at the round table. Here we get to know each other, discuss your health goals and begin to build a preliminary health plan.
Onward & Upward
Your team meets regularly together and along with you to discuss your results and ensure your treatment plan is evolving with you. Your progress is our priority!
Our healthy foundations program helps YOU plant the seeds to better health. This one-of-a-kind program is designed for anyone looking to take their health to the next level, and truly bridge the gap between feeling 'fine' and feeling 'great'. Join our diverse team of practitioners in an all-inclusive program that teaches you strategies and helps you dig deep into the core areas of foundational health. Our step-by-step guide foundations roadmap tackles the areas of:
With additional bonus material, a healthy foundations workbook, and more - let One Elephant guide you to a healthy foundation.
Healthy employees are the heart of any successful workplace, which is why One Elephant is committed to being an active part of your corporate wellness program. Our team of passionate, skilled and diverse practitioners provide a well-rounded approach to workplace wellness and can support your team through a variety of seminars and workshops.
The One Elephant practitioners are dedicated to providing customized workplace wellness programs that meet the needs of your company. Work with our team to create a comprehensive program, or individual workshops/seminars/wellness fairs today!