Naturopathic doctors Megan Maycher and Annie Savage will be the primary doctors of Bay Wellness, joining with Bay Dental. Bay Wellness will focus on pain management, women’s health and medical esthetics along with overall primary health care.
Megan and Annie met at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. They formed a strong friendship and discovered both shared a passion for health and a common vision for their contribution to the community of naturopathic medicine. Megan and Annie look forward to providing healthcare services to the downtown Vancouver population.
Megan Maycher graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. With her love of sciences and desire to help improve people’s lives, she was always passionate about finding a career in healthcare. Her active lifestyle and challenges with her own health inspired her interest in nutrition, and she began to educate herself on holistic care and naturopathic medicine.
She graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. She has completed certifications in prolotherapy and PRP injections, and medical esthetics, as well as extra curricular courses focusing on women’s health and hormone therapies.
She looks forward to the opening of Bay Wellness in 2017 in downtown Vancouver. Bay Dental has always held a special place in Megan’s life, as her dad has been the owner and primary practicing dentist in the facility for over 30 years. Growing up in the dental office Megan witnessed the incredible service her dad provided to customers. She saw him grow a business and build relationships. She hopes to carry her dad’s quality of patient interaction and care over to her own practice. Megan looks forward to being able to contribute a new aspect of health to the patients of the Bay Dental and Wellness Centre.
Annie grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan where she developed a passion for helping others through her love of science and volunteer work in her community. She dreamt of becoming a medical doctor and worked towards her goal by completing her Bachelor of Science with a minor in Nutrition at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.
It was through her participation in sports growing up and as a young adult that she developed a passion for nutrition and healthy living. Believing that she could help others live the lives they truly desired, she sought to continue her education in the healthcare field. It was through her personal experience with chronic migraines that she determined the western medical course was not for her, and subsequently began to research and pursue alternative treatments. It was through the book Total Health the Chinese Way by Esther Ting and Marianne Jas that Annie discovered the field of naturopathic medicine. She had finally found what she was looking for – a well-rounded health care system for her own personal care.
Annie began to work in a private naturopathic office in Calgary to gain more insight and experience within the field. She fell in love with the holistic approach to patient care and the many different treatment options available. She moved to Tempe, Arizona where she completed the doctorate program at the Southwest College of Naturopathic medicine.
Annie continued to develop her love for natural medicine and expand her knowledge by volunteering with groups such as Naturopaths Without Borders and the Sports Medicine Club at her college. She has traveled to Rocky Point, Mexico to give free natural healthcare to the under-served population there and has also volunteered at multiple sporting events with the Sports Medicine Club to provide taping, adjustments and soft tissue work on athletes under the supervision of a licensed physician. She has completed her Level I in Kinesiology Taping and certifications in prolotherapy and PRP injections. She has also completed training in medical esthetics and extra training focusing on women’s health and hormone therapies.