Dr. Tim Searle
Few people have the “aha” or “light bulb” moment in life, and I’ve been very lucky to experience it. Several years ago, after graduating from Queen’s University with an honours degree in Life Sciences and 50 extra pounds in the belly, I thought I was destined for a career in medicine, albeit not completely sure in what capacity. I took a job with a pharmaceutical company and became quickly jaded with their “sell more, people are sick” mentality.
Following my time with pharmaceuticals I had a lengthy and varied career in the boating industry and even a brief stint in marketing without the clear direction of where I was going and what I needed to do. After some soul-searching and some major life changes, I dropped my extra weight and discovered naturopathic medicine and my light bulb blew up.
After 4 years studying at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), I graduated with the honour of representing my class as valedictorian. I am licensed to work in Ontario and have a family practice in Waterdown. I have written a naturopathic textbook with 3 remarkable colleagues, and continue to work at CCNM as an instructor and teaching assistant.
Now, living a healthy life with a loving family in Waterdown, I’ve focused my practice here while maintaining a part-time teaching schedule. Here, I can combine my passions for helping others, educating them in health, and constantly being challenged by finding new ways to help, naturally.