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Our practitioners

With over 15 years of experience as a naturopathic doctor and a challenging personal story, Dr Jolene Kennett ND wanted to share what she’s learned through experiences and so proceeded to gather some of the best practitioners under one roof. 

The practitioners at Shipyards Health offer exceptional care and a variety of health care and aesthetic services under one roof. 

Our doctors follow the model of compassion and constant learning to be the lead for their patients in search of best health practices. 

Our ideology is transparency, therefore when you scroll down you will see our practitioners biography, credentials, expertise and personal philosophies. 

We welcome you to our clinic and we are sure you will find the best suited doctor for you.




Dr Kennett Jolene ND

Dr. Jolene Kennett ND

Dr Jolene Kennett has spent more than a decade working with patients on an array of health issues, ranging from simple to complex, from acute to chronic. She studied at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, receiving her diploma in 2002. Since that time, Jolene has enjoyed a career as one of North Vancouver’s leading Naturopathic Doctors. She has been practicing in her own clinic, CareMed, since 2007. CareMed is currently situated in a heritage building in the heart of historic Lower Lonsdale. This culturally diverse, family-oriented neighbourhood is the perfect place for Jolene to offer her unique blend of wisdom and compassion-based treatments.

What truly sets Dr Jolene  Kennett apart as a doctor is that she approaches her work with a rare blend of thorough research, constant educational pursuits and real doctor-patient connection. With this powerful combination, she is able to create a strong support system for her patients, ensuring their comfort and security at all times. Jolene believes that there is no room for ego in patient care, and this comes through in her open and understanding approach.

Jolene prioritizes compassion and empathy, and is well-known for her gentle and kind yet professional and focused approach. She believes that mind/body balance can be achieved by anyone, and she helps her patients obtain this by creating in-depth health plans based on each patient’s individual needs. She’s what you would call a people person, able to communicate effectively and clearly with her patients. This is evident in the care Jolene takes to explain even the most difficult concepts so that everyone leaves with a sense of complete understanding.

Jolene is deeply committed to her work, and to assisting patients in transforming all aspects of their health. There are myriad aspects of her work that bring her fulfillment, including providing symptom relief, explaining root causes, offering a listening ear and challenging patients to find the best version of themselves.

Jolene leads a rich and full family life in North Vancouver with her partner and their two children, as well as two Hungarian Vizslas. In rare moments of free time, she enjoys road trips with her family, healthy cooking, entertaining and volunteering in the community. It’s no coincidence that she lives in the community she practices in, and she is pleased to continue serving the North Shore.

Jolene looks to the bright future of CareMed with optimism. She continues to expand her skills and credentials, so that she can offer a wider range of services to her patients. Education is a top priority, and she is constantly looking to elevate and expand her horizons as a doctor. Jolene is excited to continue offering top-quality naturopathic medicine, skin treatments, and more, and she looks forward to guiding you as you master health and achieve longevity.

Dr Sofia Byfield MD


Dr Sofia Bayfield MD 

(currently not accepting new patients) 


Dr. Bayfield completed her medical degree at UBC after a Bachelor of Science in biology, and degree in Rehabilitation Medicine also at UBC. She worked in the United States as an American Board-certified family doctor for many years then returned to Canada and has been in her family practice since 2007. 

 Dr Bayfield enjoys the unique challenges of family practice in dealing with problems of all age groups and medical issues in everybody’s system. She enjoys helping her patients become empowered to understand and take care of their bodies and has helped people realize the benefits of nutrition and physical movement in achieving optimal health.  She holds highly the values of a patient’s autonomy in medical decision making.  

When not working, she enjoys the outdoors with hiking, lots of biking, and trying to grow vegetables  to feed her family! 


Dr Verma Rishi MD


Dr Rishi Verma MD 



Dr. Verma is accepting new family practice patients both for his Life plan (covered by MSP), and the Optimum plan (family practice plus integrative medicine and executive health). 


Dr. Verma is a true leader in the field of integrative medicine. He has founded and been medical director of three successful, integrative medical clinics. He also has paved the way for integrative medicine in Canada, being the co-founder and former Vice-President of the Canadian Integrative Medicine Association.

Dr. Verma’s  knowledge is grounded in conventional medicine, and is layered with numerous modern strategies to help his patients prevent, manage, and treat illness. On weekends, he can be found on his mountain bike, golfing with friends, or exploring our beautiful province. Dr. Verma is currently accepting patients to  a waiting list. 


Family practice

Integrative medicine

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy

Hormone pelleting

IV iron

IV vitamins 

Dr Bahareh Moshtagh ND

Dr Bahareh Moshtagh ND

Dr. Bahareh Moshtagh is a seasoned naturopathic doctor with a degree in pre-medical sciences and a doctor of naturopathic medicine. She employs her multifaceted expertise in functional medicine, IV therapy, detox, diet, nutrition and herbal medicine to address gut disorders, food sensitivities, allergies, hormone imbalances, low energy, and low mood to get her patients to peak performance. Her practice, Live Alive Health and Wellness, aims to guide her patients towards living symptom free lives, helping them achieve their fullest potential.

Dr Moshtagh private practice provides a proactive and thorough approach as individualized healthcare is essential in improving the quality of lives of patients. Her prioritization of patient well-being doesn’t compromise on quality comprehensive care. Her approach aims to support and empower patients to live life to their fullest potential by addressing health concerns promptly.


Dr. Bahareh Moshtagh offers prompt lab and imaging orders, access to private labs, one-on one continuous care, medication adjustments and prescription renewals as well as natural alternatives. 

Vera Berard RM

Vera Berard RM ****Coming October 2023


Vera is a registered midwife offering early pregnancy and after birth postpartum care only.  Her current services include a variety of remote, home, and office visits.  

Since discontinuing birth services late 2021, Vera, with the support of her Lionsgate Hospital family doctor, nurse, midwife, obstetrical and paediatric specialist colleagues, is delighted to have found a way in which she continues to use her passion, skills and experience within our healthcare region.  

Her early pregnancy and postpartum services are covered by MSP and are at no cost to BC residents that have a care card. 

 Patients receiving prenatal and birth care from a doctor can self refer to Vera’s 6 week postpartum services using the link below.

Medical doctors, specialists, social workers, nurse practitioners and registered nurses can also provide a referral to her consultation services. Her catchment area is the North Shore, particularly Lower Lonsdale. 


Vera is an asset to your early pregnancy and post partum care as she is a strong advocate for informed choice during childbearing and rearing, and for supporting the physiological processes of labor, birth and breast/chest feeding. 


Vera Berard completed her nursing and midwifery training in South Africa before immigrating to Canada in 1982. Initially she worked as a perinatal nurse, childbirth educator and midwife in Women’s Hospital midwifery program, before going through BC’s midwifery registration process in 1997. Since then, she has worked as a registered midwife providing community midwifery services at home and in hospital on the North Shore. Well over 1000 babies and their families have received services from Vera’s practice. She has a master’s degree in midwifery practice and has education, as well as experience in lactation support, infant development, early parenting and mindfulness. 


Vera values autonomy, the power of community, respectful and compassionate care and life long learning.

  Outside of her work Vera enjoys her friends and family, walking in nature, playing pickle ball and bridge.

You can find Vera in a cozy office at Shipyards Health on Wednesday evenings. 

Tania - patient care manager

Tania – Patient Care Manager 


Tania is the heartbeat of our clinic.  She has been a team member of Shipyards Health since inception and with her skill, kindness, and dedication to patient care, she is a key player at the clinic whom you will most certainly love.  Born and raised on the North Shore, Tania enjoys the bounty of nature that surrounds us so whether you interact with her at the clinic or when you run into her at the local parks with her ever so sweet toddler, give her a warm hello.