MacDonald Naturopathic & Counselling
Dr. Crista MacDonald-Werby, ND
Dr. Crista MacDonald-Werby, BHSc., ND, was born and raised in Woodstock, Ontario. She earned her Bachelor of Health Sciences degree at the University of Western Ontario and then went on to complete a four-year, full-time professional program in Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. She did a one year internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, as well as an internship at Anishnawbe Health Toronto, a multidisciplinary medical clinic dedicated to the health of aboriginal and native people in Toronto. Upon graduation Crista MacDonald received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) diploma and passed international and provincial licensing examinations. In 2016 Crista successfully completed her Therapeutic Prescribing exams. Dr. Crista MacDonald-Werby, ND is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and a registrant of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO).
Crista enjoys being involved in the community and doing volunteer work. Her efforts include running a workshop in the Dominican Republic where she taught women, men and children who were HIV-positive how to improve their health using diet, local plants, exercise and lifestyle. She also has enjoyed teaching at Fanshawe College, speaking at various events across Oxford County and leading corporate wellness workshops and programs at big industries such as Delta Faucet and the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW).
In 2006 Dr. MacDonald-Werby, ND created and opened the MacDonald Naturopathic Medical Clinic at 29 Wellington Street North, Woodstock, Ontario. For the past 12 years she has maintained an eclectic practice using Clinical nutrition, Botanical medicine, Acupuncture, Asian medicine and Lifestyle counselling. She has additional training in Lactation Management taught by Dr. Jack Newman, MD and in dealing with fertility issues. When not working, she enjoys her country property and gardens with her two children and darling husband and trekking around the rocks of Canada.
At the MacDonald Naturopathic Medical Clinic our friendly staff, expert naturopathic doctors and massage therapist are here to help you every step of the way.
Meagan Michalski grew up in the Woodstock area and graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Lambton College in June 2011. She has always enjoyed helping others and participating in sports, which lead her to choosing Massage Therapy.
As part of her schooling, Meagan participated in a trip to Hawaii to work with the Hawaii Institute of Anatomy. She worked with a PhD anatomist studying different systems of the body by working with a human cadaver. The experience was very rewarding and has given Meagan the drive to continually gain knowledge in human anatomy and physiology and to use her massage skills to treat clients with all kinds of conditions and injuries.
We are so pleased to have two such amazing office receptionists! Please feel free to contact Nancy or Debra with any questions you may have regarding appointments or products. Our wonderful receptionists can be reached at 519-539-7000.
Jessica MacDonald, MSW, is a registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and has a Masters of Social Work degree specializing in Health and Mental Health from the University of Toronto. She has experience surrounding grief, suicide, illness adjustment and youth/adolescent psychiatry from various hospitals downtown Toronto.