About the Clinic
Cline Medical Centre is a unique integrative / Functional Medicine practice located on the East Coast of Vancouver Island in Nanaimo, British Columbia, serving Canadian, US, and international clients for more than 20 years. Founded by Dr. John Cline, MD, in 1996, Cline Medical Centre has helped thousands of individuals regain their health. “We use a systematic approach to discover the cause of body imbalances, and partner with you in your recovery and wellness using nutrition and lifestyle remodeling, detoxification, hormone balancing, and genetic screening as basic tools.”
A leader in Functional and Integrative Medicine
Dr. John Cline is among the leaders in Functional Medicine and is known for his expertise in detoxification, and complex problem solving in cases of chronic illness. He is an author, active in ongoing research, and is invited to teach and lecture internationally. He has recently been a guest lecturer in the United States and Korea.
Women's health Care and Children's Health
Carrie Ingrisano, MS, FNP, is a pro in women's health care and has a special interest in balance of the hormone systems that maintain health, the thyroid, adrenal, and sex hormones. She also has extensive experience in pediatrics and provides Integrative care for children age 2 and older.
"Hormone imbalance like many chronic health conditions results from the interaction of our unique genetic profile with our our nutrition and exercise practices, our stressors and environmental toxins".
Diabetes Prevention and Management
Carrie uses nutritional and lifestyle strategies, and high tech nutrient therapies to prevent and to manage diabetes offering individual health coaching as well as group medical visits and group dining experiences known as the "Wellness Dinner Club".
Frequently Asked Questions:
What kind of illness are treated at the clinic?
The practitioners at Cline Medical treat a wide scope of health conditions including: chronic fatigue, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, digestive and skin illnesses, neurological diseases, diabetes, adrenal, thyroid and hormone imbalances.
What about disease Prevention?
Many of our clients come for preventive care. Some seek our services to prevent the development of illness that run in their family. Others are looking for optimum wellness overall.
How Long is the wait to be a new Patient?
Generally patients are scheduled to be seen as new patients within 2-4 weeks of submitting their initial patient questionnaire.
How are patients charged for services?
Fees are paid at time of service. A portion of care will be reimbursed to patients from Medical Services Plan for patients in British Columbia. Private insurance or extended benefits may also offer some coverage. Integrative services, testing, and treatments are billed privately. Consults are a set fee, and follow up visits are billed according to the length of time you spend with your provider.
Do you treat children?
Functional medicine consults and care are provided for children age two years and older who also have a GP or Pediatrician.
What about hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone balance is essential to good health.
Adrenal, thyroid and sex hormone imbalance is treated with nutrition, botanicals, therapeutic lifestyle changes; and when needed, bio identical hormone replacement therapy is prescribed.
What are your detoxification treatments?
Detoxification always begins with therapeutic lifestyle changes, including nutrition, sleep, exercise, and relationship health. As needed Cline Medical also provides chelation therapy for heavy metal detoxification.
Can Dr. Cline or Carrie Ingrisano be my GP?
Cline Medical does not offer GP services to new patients. Functional Medicine is a specialized approach to health care and wellness. We work in collaboration with your GP, sharing important findings and concerns .