Dr. Franiek believes that our current health-care approach is overdue for a thorough transformation, focusing on a proactive "health optimization" model of medicine over that of “disease management”. Practicing Family Medicine in Vancouver for over 15years, shaped her perspective on where health care should be heading.
In 2006, Dr. Franiek left her General Practice and joined the Westcoast Women's Clinic, one of Canada's first physician-based clinics to be fully dedicated to hormone health. There, Dr Franiek, began her journey toward changing the way she approached health and disease. She trained in Advanced Bio-identical Hormone treatments and helped develop the Clinic's first “Gut Health" program.
In 2015, with a desire to further advance and incorporate her Functional Medicine education in the treatment of more complex medical disorders, she joined Healix Health Medical, Vancouver’s foremost Functional Medicine Clinic. At Healix she has been able to fully utilize her skillset to support her patients to develop a deep understanding of the root causes of their medical conditions and work toward taking control of their healing process. Dr. Franiek believes that it is through education and empowerment of her patients that they achieve lasting changes in their well-being. Her combined mind-body focus and clinical experience in Hormone Health and Functional Medicine principles make Dr. Franiek a natural complement to Healix Health Medical team.