For this months Community Business Spotlight, we chatted with Dr. Aliya Kabani from the Seton Integrative Health Clinic. We learned more about the inspiration behind her business, the benefits of naturopathic medicine, why they chose Seton, the actions they have taken to create a safe experience for customers and got some quick wellness tips for residents!
1. Tell us about your clinic, what inspired you to start your business?
I am motivated to making a difference in the community. I am dedicated to helping individuals with their health. I believe that total health care means complimenting and working together with other health care professionals to best care for patients. Naturopathic services are devoted to prevalence of chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, to name a few. I believe it is important to take preventative measures through naturopathy. Naturopathic services offer natural ways to help mitigate prescription drugs side effects and an alternative non-invasive option for drugs and surgeries. At Seton Integrative Health Clinic, our focus is on preventative health, anti-aging, pediatrics, and family health care.
I was inspired to start this clinic because I wanted to educate and inform the public and the health care community on what naturopathic medicine can do for individual health and wellbeing. I found a great opportunity to bring naturopathic care to an area where other health care providers are located. Through relationship building, we have been able to create synergy with one another to conveniently get all of our patients needs met. I believe that the best medical care integrates conventional medicine with appropriate complimentary therapy. The mission of Seton Integrative Health Clinic is to provide the best natural medicine health care.
2. What are the benefits of your services?
Our services range from naturopathic doctors (one who also serves as a doula and a certified lactation consultant!), traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, massage therapy, craniosacral therapy, osteopathic therapy, a chiropractor and an MD who performs cosmetic and medical Botox. The benefits of our services are extensive. I think the biggest benefit is that we all work together to help patients feel better and improve their quality of life.
3. Why did you choose Seton?
I chose Seton because it is considered the urban center for south Calgary. Additionally, it’s in a growing neighbourhood with an extensive community plan with many amenities and upcoming variety of residential homes. It is also close to other growing or established neighborhoods such as Cranston, Auburn Bay, and New Brighton, to name a few. Healthy living practices can be seen in surrounding communities near Seton, so I think it is safe to say that Seton has the potential to be a healthy community, and we want to be a part of it.
4. What measures or actions have you taken to create a safe experience for customers at your clinic?
- Encourage patients to do their follow up appointments virtually via telemedicine appointments (either via phone or Zoom consultation)
- We are stocked up with the necessary PPE and cleaning supplies. And regularly clean and sanitize every patient contact point before and after every appointment.
- We have hand sanitizers located around the clinic.
- We ask to maintain physical distancing, wear a mask upon entering the clinic and throughout the appointment, and to call before coming into the office. We do not allow walk-ins.
- We ask patients to call ahead if they want to come pick up supplements; we also offer delivery for some supplements.
- We pre-screen at the time of booking and the morning of their appointments. Anyone with any signs of illness are not to enter the clinic.
- We do not charge a late cancellation fee for illnesses that come up.
- We are no longer offering water or tea in the clinic
5. Any quick wellness tips for Seton residents you can share?
It’s important to note that every individual has differing health needs. But overall, especially during this challenging time, it’s important for residents to maintain their water intake, get some movement, meditate, read, listen to podcasts, communicate with your loved ones, eat whole foods and see us to get your Vitamin D tested!