When you visit the team at Dr. Brkich's office you are being welcomed into a family that lives the life they recommend.
Dr. Brkich and his wife Gaetana Deni have worked together as long as the Doctor has been in practice. Gaetana's sister, Anne, has worked with them since the beginning. The "twins" are passionate about physical fitness and are often seen sharing a Sunday morning run on the streets of Prince George.
Dr. Lawrence Brkich is an advocate for treating the underlying causes of illness and disease. His approach is based on a historical principle of medicine which has become a foundational principle of naturopathic medicine, "Tolle causam", Latin for "identify and treat the causes."
He believes that the departure from this basic principle, as seen in the widespread practice of treating symptoms with "band-aid" solutions, is at least partly responsible for the growing pandemic of chronic degenerative diseases that are destroying the quality of our lives and threatening to bankrupt our health care system. These destructive diseases enter our lives surreptitiously and, unfortunately, no one remains untouched. Dr. Brkich believes that these diseases can be avoided if we learn what to do to prevent them.
Dr. Brkich believes in science and evidence-based medicine and values the role of medical research in furthering our understanding of human health. He has a tireless passion for expanding his medical knowledge and staying abreast of new developments in medical education and clinical research. He has studied with and continues to learn from leading health experts, researchers, and practitioners from around the world. Dr. Brkich will work with your family physician, specialist, or other health care provider to ensure the most comprehensive and integrated approach to meeting your health care needs.
Dr. Brkich is always open to changing his way of thinking to align with the latest medical breakthrough. He is skeptical of scientifically unfounded philosophies of health and healing regardless of their source, and is constantly searching for the truth amidst a sea of contradictions. He believes that conventional allopathic medicine is the best option for emergency medical treatment and that natural medicines and practices are preferred for all other preventative and curative treatments. A foundational philosophy that guides Dr. Brkich's approach to his practice is "Vis Medicatrix Naturae", Latin for the "Healing Power of Nature".