Dr. Shari Caplan MD, CCFP, FCFP, FAARM
Dr. Caplan excels at whatever she does and has always been ahead of her time.
She graduated Medicine with Honours at the age of 24 from the University of Toronto. From there, Dr. Caplan went into Family Practice at the Women's College Hospital where she was the Chief Resident.
She was the only Resident to do a 3 month Obstetrical Fellowship within her Family Practice training. She was the first F.P. Resident to go directly to a staff position at Women’s College Hospital, where worked for over 20 years as Family Practice Inpatient Attending, delivering babies, seeing Outpatients, and teaching residents and medical students. Dr. Caplan is also a Lecturer at the University of Toronto.
As a result of her expertise in Women's Health, Dr. Caplan was given a GP Focused Designation in Gynecology in 2011.
Her areas of expertise are Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Low grade Infertility, Postpartum depression, PCOS, PMS, Perimenopause, Menopause, Andropause and TBI.
Her passion is Health Optimization and Hormone Balancing using Integrative, and Functional Medicine approaches.
She is amongst a few Canadian physicians to have become Board Certified in Anti Aging and Regenerative Medicine and formalized her training in 2011 with a Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative and Function Medicine (FAARM).
On top of it all, Dr. Caplan has a Fellowship in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine with the Metabolic Medical Institute. It is her intent to use this knowledge and experience and help optimize your health.
"With a healthy lifestyle, balanced nutrition, supplements, and hormone balancing (when needed) we are able to slow down the aging process to improve health, prevent disease and optimize fertility." - Dr. Shari Caplan
Functional Medicine is designed to find the root cause of medical conditions. It has evolved through the efforts of scientists and clinicians from many fields including clinical nutrition, molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, genetics, Environmental Medicine, Conventional Medicine and many other disciplines. Functional Medicine evaluates the body as a whole, with special attention on how lifestyle, nutrient deficiencies, hormone imbalances, stress and toxic load play on the body. Functional Medicine tests such as Organic acid test (OAT), CDSA (comprehensive stool analysis), SIBO testing, genetic testing, micronutrient testing offer additional information that conventional tests often don’t provide. They are based on scientific literature and evidence but are not often accepted by conventional Medicine.
The College (CPSO) has a policy on Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM). It can be viewed on the College’s website.www.cpso.on.ca CAM Policy #3-11. Dr. Caplan abides by the College’s Policy and will inform you of diagnoses, testing and therapies which Conventional Medicine may not consider customary or usual. Patients have the right to make health care decisions that are in accordance with their own values, wishes and preferences. CAM services provided by Dr. Caplan and VitalityMD are informed by evidence and science. VitalityMD is motivated to provide therapeutic options that are in the best interest of the patient.