Nurture Health & Lifestyle Centre
64 Dufferin St
Bridgewater, NS B4V 2G3
Hi. My name is Dr. Stef Buehner, ND, and I am a licensed naturopathic doctor new to the Bridgewater & Liverpool areas. What I am most passionate about is addressing all aspects of wellness (mental, emotional, and physical), and empowering patients to make positive changes in their lives. I have a special interest in women’s health, hormonal imbalances, stress management, mood support, and digestive concerns.
I completed my Bachelor of Science at the University of Guelph in 2013, with a major in biology and a minor in nutritional sciences. My interests in human health, nutrition, teaching, volunteer work, natural alternatives, and finding the underlying cause of illness led me to become a naturopathic doctor. I pursued naturopathic medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in Vancouver in 2014, which allowed me to explore a different part of Canada while studying to become an ND. While at Boucher, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to spend a week in Nicaragua to volunteer in a naturopathic clinic for locals. Ever since spending two summers volunteering in Peru and Ecuador during university, travel and volunteer work have had a special place in my heart. It gave me a different perspective as to how people live and the challenges they face.
After graduating in 2017, I knew I wanted to live and set up a practice in a rural community. Having grown up on a farm in Ontario, I have always valued the sense of community and the slower pace of small towns. While practicing in Goderich, ON, my partner, Jeff, and I took a trip to Nova Scotia and knew we had found our home. I am excited to be joining the South Shore community, and I look forward to being a part of your health journey.
I am a professional member in good standing with the Nova Scotia Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NSAND), the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), and the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO).