Elaine Chin, MD, is a recognized visionary in personalized, preventative health care. She formed the first medical and naturopathic doctor integrated health clinic in 1997. Together with Shelley Burns, ND, their combined expertise using this innovative model is unmatched in North America and combines the best in seamless medical and naturopathic care. They draw on eastern and western methodologies in developing holistic treatment strategies focused on individual needs and desired outcomes. They have been heralded for introducing a more positive and effective approach to personalized medicine.
Thought Leader. Trailblazer. Preventative Health Care Visionary.
One of North America’s prominent champions of Preventative Healthcare is Dr. Elaine Chin, founder of the Executive Health Centre. The only true personalized health care centre in Canada, the Executive Health Centre is leading the way in encouraging a societal shift from disease care to disease prevention.
Dr. Chin is dedicated to helping her clients live healthier and happier lives and transforming the way all Canadians experience healthcare. Few doctors have singlehandedly introduced Canadians to as many breakthrough diagnostics, genetics testing and integrated therapy programs. Dr. Chin has taught her peers, the public and organizations about the value and rewards of thinking prevention first.
Opened first integrated clinic
In 1997 she spearheaded Canada’s first integrated medical and naturopathic doctor clinical model with the Beresford Clinic at the Trillium Health Centre. Since then, she has been instrumental in changing the way people view disease and aging. Dr. Chin believes the most common diseases affecting millions today – cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer – can be prevented, starting with better knowledge of our bodies and changes in our behaviour
The Executive Health Centre exists to help individuals of all types achieve peak health at any stage of their lives. Our programs combine advanced testing of genetics, disease bio-markers, hormone and nutrient profiling, and food intolerances, to name a few leading edge diagnostics, which Dr. Chin and her team use to develop a unique, personalized action plan for each client. The personal touch continues as her team coaches clients to a level of health they never previously thought possible.
Executive and employee health
On an organizational scale, companies of all sizes have transformed their Executive Health, Wellness and Health Benefit programs thanks to the expertise of Dr. Chin. As well as individual executives, Dr. Chin successfully transferred the peak health for peak performance best practices into an effective employee health model for organizations that includes self-assessment and self care tools for employees.
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Dr. Chin began her career practicing family medicine in Toronto. She is on staff at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga Ontario and University Health Network, Toronto. She has served on the Trillium Health Centre Hospital and Foundation Boards.
A graduate of The University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine in 1988, Dr, Chin completed her internship at the Toronto General Hospital (now part of University Health Network) and began her medical career practicing family medicine in Toronto. In 1994, she earned her MBA in the Executive Program at the University of Toronto.
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Dr. Shelley Burns, a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, is Health Services Director for Scienta Health (now Executive Health Centre). A Naturopathic Doctor functions as the “general practitioner” of complementary therapies. Dr. Burns works alongside Health physicians, consulting as a team, to offer the best advice from medical, naturopathic and nutrition worlds. She also plays a key role in ongoing development of the unique range of supplements available under the Health Peak brand and based upon clinical research.
Dr. Burns completed the four-year program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, where she was received the NaturoMedic Award for proficiency in Naturopathic Medicine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Philosophy from Wilfred Laurier University and certification in Complementary and Integrative Medicine from the Harvard Medical School. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors as Chair, and on the Government Affairs and Financial Committees.
Dr. Burns has taught the Phytotherapy Program in the areas of Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Specialties in Phytotherapy, Physical Examination and Differential Diagnosis at Mohawk-McMaster University. She is a guest lecturer at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in the area of Differential Diagnosis and supervises at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic. She is a columnist for the US publication – Skin Deep Magazine. Dr. Burns has been quoted in Maclean’s magazine, The Toronto Star, Fashion Magazine, Alternative Medicine Magazine, The Medical Post and has appeared in interviews on CTV.
Our Client Services Director acts as your personal health concierge, making sure you have everything you need (follow-up information, appointments, etc) to keep you on the road to peak health. She has a wealth of resources to draw on to fulfill your MD-led plan. Consider her an extension to your executive or personal assistant if you have one now.
Louise Carter is Director, Client Services and is dedicated to ensuring the Executive Health Centre experience at all times exceeds our clients’ expectations. Her passion for excellence helps provide our clients with the level of professionalism they deserve and expect.
From her experience and training in the hospitality world, Ms. Carter brings skills and management expertise so much lacking in healthcare and is helping Executive Health Centre to set an entirely new standard in the industry.
Ms. Carter obtained her B.A. in Hotel & Tourism Management from the University College Birmingham in England and went on to follow a career in hospitality management with a leading luxury hotel group in the United Kingdom. She later moved to Asia to pursue further challenges. First, in Hong Kong she continued in the hospitality industry. She then moved to Singapore to start her own business developing and supplying corporate promotional items. Her entrepreneurial spirit took her on to Malaysia to launch an importing business venture. In 1998 Ms. Carter moved to Canada, where she continued her management career in the import industry with responsibility for all vendor and customer service.
From her experience and training in the hospitality world, Ms. Carter brings skills and management expertise so much lacking in healthcare and is helping Scienta Health to set an entirely new standard in the industry.