Healix Health

About our Clinic:

Functional medicine, as practiced by the physicians at Healix Health, is a fresh and collaborative approach to healthcare that uses a systems-oriented model to uncover and treat the underlying causes of disease. This personalized form of medicine takes into consideration the unique set of biological, environmental and psychological conditions that contribute to and maintain our health. In addition to this, Doctors Franiek and Shintani are passionate about changing the course of the current aging process by identifying not only the causes that lead to disease, but even more importantly, those that diminish our vitality and the quality of our lives. Their goal is to use advanced assessments to move you towards a state of long-term optimal health - one in which your body, mind and spirit function as an effective interrelated system. As we live longer, we should enjoy that life with vitality and a sense of wellbeing. The team at Healix Health look forward to working with you so that you develop a deep knowledge and understanding of your health so that you feel and function at your very best.

Meet our team:

Janet Franiek (MD, CCFP, IFM Candidate Practitioner)
Dr. Franiek believes that our current health-care approach is overdue for a thorough transformation, believing in a "health optimization" model of medicine over a "disease treatment" one. In 1988, Dr. Franiek received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biological Psychology; the study of how hormones effect the body's physical functioning. She attained her Medical Degree from the University of B...read more
Jessica Shintani (MD CCFP, IFM Candidate Practitioner, Clinical Assistant Professor - UBC)
Dr. Shintani brings an incredible wealth of medical and life experience with her to her medical practice here at Healix. She received her BSc in Biochemistry at UBC in 1980, with a focus in plant biochemistry and ethnobotany (the spiritual and medicinal use of plants.) Upon receiving her MD in 1984 from UBC, she completed a 2 year Residency in Family Medicine at Queen's University. Returning to...read more


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