Functional Medicine Practice
Welcome to Our Functional Medicine Practice
Dr. Lynne Murfin opened her Functional Medicine practice in 2010 and has grown to be a leading provider of Functional and Integrative medical care to hundreds of patients. Dr. Murfin has built a team of highly skilled, experienced, and dedicated clinicians, practitioners, and administrative staff who are ready to support your individualised journey to better health and vitality.
This is your first step to a happier, healthier and more vigorous you. Our team of functional medicine practitioners will empower you as an active participant in your own health.
We provide highly personalized, integrated care through a comprehensive understanding of your body’s systems, helping you navigate the landscape of your healing journey.
Looking forward to partnering with you on your healing journey!
Collaborative Care Model
Lynne Murfin MD offers healing through the collaborative care model. The holistic health experience is between practitioner and patient, as well as between practitioners on the LMMD team.
Dr. Lynne Murfin, Dr. Michelle Van Der Westhuizen, Dr. Julie Hong, Nurse Practitioners April Chiswell, and Kate Lomas work closely with one another on patient care. Lynne Murfin MD offers the highest level of care, leaving no stone unturned when it comes to your health. The collaborative care model is also designed to minimize wait times for your convenience.
You will complete your intake process at our Functional Medicine practice with any one of our physicians. Our doctors alternate visits with patients so each may advocate for you, giving you an optimal course of care. This model allows you to recieve multiple physicians' expertise and support to your journey toward health and holistic living.
The Functional Health program gives you the opportunity to be referred to any number of practitioners on our team. You may choose to engage with experts in Nutrition, Skin Therapy, Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Yoga, Health Coaching, Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy and more. Our goal is to offer you the opportunity to approach health from all angles!
Dear Functional Medicine and Family Practice patients,
The clinic has moved toward a partial physical re-opening of Functional Medicine services based on the advice from the College of Physicians and Suregons of Alberta and the lifting of restrictions in accordance with Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health.
These services include neurofeedback, IV clinic, phlebotomy, and supplement curbside pick-up.
All clinicians are seeing their functional and family patients virtually via zoom or telephone currently. On select Wednesdays, Dr. Julie sees all our family patients that require in-clinic appointments.
We want to assure you we have several safeguards in place to protect our patients and staff against the spread of COVID-19, including:
- The waiting room and clinical areas have been organized to ensure physical distancing can be maintained while in the clinic
- Increased cleaning and disinfection practices
- Access to hand sanitizer, masks and gloves for all patients and use of PPE for staff
- Appointments are at staggered times to maintain physical distancing.
- Daily patient and staff screening to ensure those feeling unwell stay home
Our Functional Medicine practice is in full compliance with Alberta Health Service guidelines at this time.
Please reach out to reception via telephone at (587) 390-0180 to book your appointments or through the Health Myself patient portal. You will be required to complete a short COVID-19 questionnaire prior to attending an in-clinic appointment.
Patients that do not require physical assistance are asked to attend their appointments alone.
Patients exhibiting COVID signs or symptoms are not permitted in the clinic.
Please do not attend the clinic if you suspect exposure.
Dr. Lynne Murfin
Medical Director & Founder
Dr. Murfin is whole-heartedly focused on her life’s mission to help people heal and achieve extraordinary outcomes. She believes that health is more than merely the absence of disease. It is a total state of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellbeing through the creation of a whole and meaningful life. Dr. Murfin leaves no stone unturned to determine the root cause of illness or imbalance. Dr. Murfin’s qualifications and certifications include: MBChB, LMCC, CCFP, FCFP, ABAARM, FAARM, IFMCP
Dr. Michelle Van Der Westhuizen
One of Dr. Michelle's greatest passions in life is to help people to help themselves. She understands that your current health tells a story and that when you have symptoms of disease your body is already out of balance. She believes that we should not have to settle for anything other than our most vital self and that her job is to figure out how to put you back on track. Dr. Michelle qualifications and certifications include: MBChB, LMCC, CCFP, IFMCP, FAAMFM
Dr. Julie Hong
When Dr. Hong discovered the whole picture lens that functional medicine offers, she knew had discovered a path to accurately assess and address the root causes of dysfunction in her patients. Dr. Hong is passionate about helping patients to learn about themselves and to equip them to make informed choices for healing on their terms. She is focused on the optimization of well-being so that her patients can experience vibrancy, joy, and energy. Dr. Hong is grateful to be part of anyone’s curiosity led adventure into discovering their true expanding potential. Dr. Julie Hong’s qualifications and certifications include: CCFP CTM IFMCP
Functional Nurse Practitioner & IV Clinician
April knows that what you do in your daily life makes a difference. She manages the IV Clinic, providing IV Vitamin/ Mineral Therapy, Chelation Therapy, Blood Testing, and Lifestyle Education - all of which are integral to your healing process. With a Functional Medicine focus to her nursing education, April supports patients with diet, exercise, and healing programs. April holds the following qualifications and certifications :MScN, BScN
Functional Nurse Practitioner & IV Clinician
It is Kate's joy and privilege to encourage patients to become the healthiest version of themselves. After caring for patients in critical care settings, Kate was determined to further her involvement in health promotion. Her experience as a paediatric emergency nurse paired with her own health journey motivated Kate to take an alternative approach to health care. Kate holds the following qualifications and certifications : MScN, BScN
Dr. Kelly Grant
Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncturist & Herbalist
Dr. Grant has spent the majority of her career working in complimentary Functional Medicine practices including an IVF clinic. Today she has a strong interest in hormonal health and fertility and she believes that the most profound impact on health comes from looking at the whole person. Dr. Grant has always had an interest in health, wellness, and growing nutrient-dense plants. Her approach to patient care is to learn from symptoms and treat according to root cause. Dr. Grant is also a student of the Functional Medicine Institute who is diligent in integrating Eastern and Western Medicine. Her qualifications include Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, and ABORM.
Consultant, Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner & Health Coach
With her extensive background in medical science and Functional Medicine, Nora is pleased to provide nutrition consultations and functional medicine health coaching to our patients. Nora believes that we are often faced with great opportunity brilliantly disguised as an impossible situation. Nora holds the following qualifications and certifications : MSc, CHN, NNCP FMC.
Nutritional Therapist & Coach
Amy brings nearly two decades of experience in the field of nutrition and mind-body coaching. She believes that nourishing the body with the power of food is essential to health and healing. Amy also uses essential oils in her work with patients to restore physical and emotional vitality. Amy believes that the essential ingredient to a vibrant, energetic and fulfilling life is resolving stresses that block physical vitality and hinder potential. With an open heart and inquiring mind, Amy accompanies patients on a journey to knowing themselves in a whole new conscious way. Her mission is to inspire, educate, and guide patients to nourish the body, mind, and soul. Amy is a Certified Mind-Body Eating Coach and a Certified Demartini Method® Facilitator.
Kelly is a registered massage therapist, a lymphatic drainage specialist, and reflexologist. She specializes in working with clients who have CIRS (or chronic inflammatory response syndrome). This syndrome is generally caused by exposure to mold. Kelly will be focusing on treating patients with lymphatic drainage to remove toxins such as mold byproducts, cell fragments, fat and protein as well as boosting their immune system. Kelly graduated from MacEwan University, where she trained to become a Holistic Health Practitioner in the areas of Therapeutic Reflexology, Touch for Health and Acupressure. Kelly holds the following qualifications and certifications :
RMT, CLT, ALT, HHPR, MLD.
Functional Health Coach &
After decades of working in a variety of acute/critical care and community nursing specialties, Jane took a deep dive into the world of functional medicine. Motivated by her own health journey, she later certified as a Functional Medicine Health Coach. Jane believes in the innate wisdom of the body, and that identifying root causes and restoring balance on every level (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual) is good medicine. She is passionate about empowering those who have chosen a functional/integrative approach to take an active role in their wellness journey. Jane’s certifications include: RN, FMCHC
Brain Health Nurse & IV Clinician
Katelyn works in the IV clinic & brain health Neurofeedback. She has a passion for health and believes that when people are living a healthy life style they can be their best self. She loves helping people find optimal health through her work at the clinic, including IV therapy. Katelyn loves to support patients in her role and to witness the healing journey firsthand. Katelyn is a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Lelani brings close to twenty years of nursing experience to her role in our IV clinic. She has worked in emergency, operating room, labor and delivery, cardiac, in-service education, and various clinic environments. Most recently, Lelani worked part-time in the area of IV therapy in Naturopathic and Functional Medicine clinics in Calgary.
Michelle completed post secondary education in Business and Accounting. She brings more than twenty years of experience in a variety of management roles. She has worked as director of operations for a private medical practice as well as clinic manager in family and private medical clinics. She is responsible for day-to-day clinic operations, human resources, supply chain and accounting.
Clinical Assistant & Receptionist
Tegan is responsible for welcoming all patients and guests to clinic. She also fulfills a range of accountabilities in the front and back office of the clinic. She is a recent Bishop Carroll High School graduate exploring new adventures.
Patient Experience Coordinator
Emily gradated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science and has worked in different areas of medicine since. Emily’s function is to support patients during their health journey at Lynne Murfin MD and helps coordinate communications between our clinic staff and patients as well as a wide range of other patient affairs. Emily hopes to continue her education in the near future and compete medical school. BSc, Biochemistry.
Medical Office Assistant (MOA) & Receptionist
Medical Office Assistant (MOA) & Receptionist
Elena is a registered dialysis nurse from the Philippines who cares for her patients holistically and with compassion. Being a part of the entire patient healing process is a joy for Elena. She understands the critical role that drawing blood has in health and in the patient care process at LMMD. Through blood analysis, patients are able to receive the correct diagnostic information to begin their treatment plan and to start their journey towards optimal health and vitality!
With her strong organization skills, efficiency, and warm personality, Kayla runs the day to day aspects of the practice effortlessly. Kayla is the first and last point of contact and has been with Lynne Murfin MD since 2004. She prides herself on always putting our patients first, and developing a clear understanding of how to assist them in achieving their health goals. Kayla is a qualified Medical Office Assistant.
Sherry is the newest member to our team. She will be another friendly face you will meet and is dedicated to providing exceptional service. Sherry brings with her 8 years of medical office background and is a qualified Medical Office Assistant.