Dr. Lisa Polinsky obtained her naturopathic medical degree from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She completed a postgraduate residency in family practice and established a primary care practice for three years in Oregon before returning to B.C. and joining Sage Clinic. Her UVIC undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology facilitated her prior career in Human Resources and her exposure to corporate culture. Having practiced now for over 13 years, she holds a true passion for naturopathic medicine and the possibilities it presents for health care and health optimization.
Dr. Polinsky embraces herbal medicine, homeopathy, biotherapeutic drainage (a European based form of homeopathy), clinical nutrition, EAV food sensitivity evaluations and microcurrent therapy in her medical practice. While she enjoys all aspects of family healthcare, she holds a special interest for women’s health issues including menopause, perimenopause, P.M.S., infertility, and perinatal care.
Additional areas of expertise include endocrine imbalances (adrenal, thyroid, pituitary issues), nervous system issues (depression, insomnia, mood disorders, anxiety, stress), digestive imbalances (IBS, Crohn’s, leaky gut/malabsorption, anemia, food sensitivities) and autoimmune conditions (RA, thyroiditis, MS, fibromyalgia). She sees her role as coach and guide in helping others achieve a higher state of health. Committed to her own personal evolution as a doctor she regularly attends seminars and workshops to further her areas of study and expertise.
Dr. Polinsky believes that health is achieved through balance of the physical realm of the body combined with emotional and spiritual health. Her personal philosophy connects to the works of Eckhardt Tolle The Power of Now, A New Earth, Gary Zukav The Seat of The Soul, and Miguel Ruiz The Four Agreements. She is fascinated by the work of Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophic medicine, often working with remedies that are biodynamic in origin.
Embracing the naturopathic principle of “doctor as teacher”, Dr. Polinsky is available for talks and classes on preventative health topics. She has appeared on CTV with Dr. Rhonda Low and CFUN Canadian Healthstyle Radio and written numerous articles on Natural Medicine topics. She has presented wellness seminars at several Portland, OR and Vancouver and Victoria, BC businesses and educational institutions. Topics include “Better Energy During a Stressful Work Day” and “Lets Talk About Vitamins!”.
Dr. Polinsky balances her career with yoga, meditation and connecting with nature at every opportunity. Having grown up in Victoria, and knowing she would return at some point, the journey came full circle when she relocated to open Sage Clinic Victoria in 2011. She and her husband Dan have two young children and are enjoying rediscovering Vancouver Island beaches and parks, and Victoria’s welcoming community and schools.
Available Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for consultations, Dr. Polinsky is currently accepting new patients.