DR. ANITA TANNIS
Dr. Anita Tannis is an Integrative and Functional Medicine Physician who graduated from McMaster Medical School in 1990 after completing her BA in Philosophy at Queen’s University. The intersection of Art and Science, of the Body-Mind-Spirit in Health and Wellness has always fascinated her. Dr. Tannis employs whatever tools are needed to help her patients create inner and outer balance: hormones, detox and diet, nutraceuticals, acupuncture, awareness, movement, meditation and sometimes conventional medications.
Dr. Tannis is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Practise at the University of British Columbia, and formally taught Communication Skills to medical students for over a decade. She Certified in Holistic and Integrative Medicine (ABHIM) in 2002, certified in Medical Acupuncture at U. of Alberta in 2007 and she continues to pursue ongoing education and certification in Functional Medicine, Bio-Identical HormoneManagement, Stress and Age Management medicine. She was a physician for five years with Canada’s unique Integrative Cancer Care Center, Inspire Health, and she has also spent 22 years working with Vancouver Community Health (VCH)--primarily with Adolescent sexual and mental health but also with Immigrants and Refugees. She is a frequent popular speaker in her extended community on subjects related to “Stress and Hormones” and she has also taught to physicians and Naturopaths both locally and in the US.
Dr. Tannis is a mother and a daughter who continues to study variations on Transpersonal Psychology, Buddhism, and yoga, yet has found her greatest teachers to be her daughter and her partner, her patients and the ever-surprising world around her. She has a passion for personal development and the outdoors, all of which deeply informs her work.