THE SEEKERS STORY
Dr. Richard Nahas MD CCFP DCAPM ABIM
Pain Physician / Clinic Founder
The Seekers Centre was established by Dr. Richard Nahas, who is committed to innovating healthcare with integrative medicine.
Born and raised in Ottawa, Dr Nahas studied biochemistry at the University of Ottawa before attending the University of Toronto, where he obtained his medical degree in 1998. He spent four years as an ER physician, working in remote rural outposts and academic teaching hospitals across Canada. An early interest in global health led to medical missions in the Middle East, Africa and Central America. It was during the SARS outbreak of 2003, while treating people with the disease, that he realized the potential of treating illness by helping the body heal itself.
He then spent two years backpacking in 30 countries to study the traditional healing systems of the world. He worked with shamans, gurus, traditional doctors and healers from around the world. With a renewed calling to medicine and healing, he returned to Ottawa and established the Seekers Centre in 2006.
Initially a solo practice run by a small team out of a home-based clinic, the Centre grew quickly. New services and additional providers led to a move to a larger rented clinic space, until the decision was made to purchase a building. Treatment evolved and improved, and more and more patients saw lasting changes in their health. The Centre moved to its current location in 2011, a newly renovated building that has been completely redesigned to be a healthy place of healing.
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