Dr. Holly Giannatselis | Fertility | Dr. Holly Giannatselis
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fertility

Dr. Holly Giannatselis has a special interest in treating fertility. Her educational background is unique in that she carries a Master’s degree from the University of Western Ontario in reproductive physiology, specifically pre-implantation embryology, allowing her to deeply understand fertility concerns. She is dedicated to continually advancing her knowledge in natural fertility care, so that you benefit from the best available recommendations. She approaches naturopathic care with evidence based, scientific treatment and believes in integrative care, which includes both conventional and naturopathic medicine.

 

Dr. Giannatselis is uniquely able to offer a truly integrative service. In fact, she is the only naturopathic doctor outside of the Greater Toronto Area, and the second in Canada, to work alongside Reproductive Endocrinologists (R.E.I.s) within a medical fertility clinic.  Dr. Giannatselis works out of OMEGA Fertility Center, where all patients have the opportunity to experience true collaborative care based on recommendations from both their MD and ND.  Dr. Giannatselis has great experience in helping women and men navigate the overwhelming information available in our society today.

 

Dr. Holly Giannatselis offers natural fertility support for conditions including:

 

  • PCOS
  • Endometriosis
  • Poor egg quality/reserve
  • Hormonal imbalances, including thyroid dysfunction
  • Luteal phase defect
  • Uterine lining abnormalities
  • Ovulatory conditions
  • Recurring miscarriage
  • Abnormal sperm parameters
  • Unexplained fertility
  • Autoimmunity
  • Environmental toxin load
  • Circulatory and inflammatory processes
  • Stress

 

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Most common sought after services include:

 

  • Weight management and lifestyle plan – tracking BMI, body fat percentage and muscle quality while offering nutritional support to improve conception and pregnancy rates
  • Acupuncture – adjunctive therapy to increase fertility, with or without assisted reproductive technologies
  • 4 month preconception health plan – optimize health of egg and sperm during the time in which they mature
  • Metabolic and hormonal support – optimizing physiology to create ideal health status

 

Once becoming a patient of Dr. Giannatselis, you should expect an initial visit to include:

 

  • A detailed medical history intake
  • Reading of laboratory findings
  • Ordering of additional required tests, such as metabolic or digestive panels
  • Physical exams, including body fat percentage calculations
  • Customized treatment plan, including fertility tracking techniques nutraceutical supplementation, botanical medicine, acupuncture, & dietary and lifestyle recommendations

 

The goal is to improve your overall health while targeting the barrier to conception, whatever that may be. Follow up visits are usually 45-30 minutes in length, and may be done over the telephone if treatment allows. For convenience, Dr. Holly Giannatselis offers her patients direct access to an online and onsite dispensary. All patients are welcome, but not obligated, to use this service. In addition, as a licensed naturopathic doctor all visits are eligible for extended healthcare coverage, which can be submitted before leaving for your appointment.

 

Dr. Holly Giannatselis holds an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto, a Master’s in Science (Reproductive Physiology) from the University of Western Ontario and her naturopathic doctorate from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Giannatselis is a licensed naturopathic doctor in the province of Ontario under regulation of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO). She is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).