Dr. Anita Tannis is an Integrative and Functional Medicine Physician who graduated from McMaster Medical School in 1990 after completing her BA in Philosophy at Queen’s University, both in Ontario, Canada. The intersection of Art and Science, of the Body-Mind-Spirit in Health and Wellness has always fascinated her. Her current successful solo practice of eight years in West Vancouver, British Columbia is focused upon “Stress and Hormones”, first treating peri and menopausal women, then their husbands, their parents, kids and neighbours. Dr. Tannis employs whatever tools are needed to help her patients create inner and outer balance: hormones, detox and diet, nutraceuticals, acupuncture, awareness, movement, meditation, and more.
She is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia, and has been formally teaching Communication Skills to medical students for over a decade. She Certified in Holistic and Integrative Medicine (ABHIM) in 2002, certified in Medical Acupuncture from U. of Alberta since 2007 and she continues to pursue ongoing continuing education and certification in Functional Medicine, Bio-Identical Hormone Management, Stress and Age Management medicine. She was a physician for five years with Canada’s unique Integrative Cancer Care Center, Inspire Health, and she has also spent 22 years working with Vancouver Community medicine (VCH)–primarily with Adolescent sexual and mental health but also with Immigrants and Refugees. She is a frequent popular speaker in her extended community on the subject of “Stress and Hormones” and, more recently, on “Everything Is Connected to Everything Else”.
Dr. Tannis is a mother and a daughter who continues to study Transpersonal Psychology, Buddhism, yoga, and Tai Chi. She has a passion for personal development and the outdoors—all of which deeply informs her work.