Dr. Shelby Entner is a B.C. licensed naturopathic physician. She is a graduate of the National College of Naturopathic College in Portland, OR where she received her medical training after completing her undergraduate work at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Entner worked with many leaders in the natural medical field during her studies and internships. Her specialty clinics involved gynecology, dermatology and gastroenterology rotations with a wide range of patients including high risk youth, low income seniors and persons involved in drug and alcohol recovery.
Dr. Entner has been in private practice since 2002 when she started her first clinic in Boise, ID. She utilized a range of therapeutics including herbal medicine, dietary and lifestyle counseling, women’s health, pediatrics and nutritional supplementation and laboratory testing. Working with a wide range of patients allowed her to develop individualized and supportive treatments for a variety of conditions.
Dr. Entner returned to Canada in 2006 with her husband, Dr. Ryan Entner, D.C., to establish a new clinic. She practiced at the De Monte Centre for one year before developing a new clinic, Okanagan Natural Medicine, with her business partner, Dr. Chris Spooner. Together they work hand in hand with Far North Wellness to provide critical data and performance feedback of both the far infrared saunas and far infrared massage beds.
Expanding with additional therapies such as chelation for heavy metal toxicity, laser therapy for pain and injury management, vitamin injections for deficiencies and chronic illnesses, Dr. Entner has seen exciting and often dramatic results for her patients. Combined with her years of experience in women's health and bio-identical hormone therapy, Dr. Entner has continued to develop a practice that focuses on natural family medicine, for men, women and children.
Dr. Entner has lectured extensively in hospitals, universities and to the general public on a wide range of topics including women’s health, pediatrics, nutrition, heart health, and detoxification. She has been published in local newspapers and was a regular contributor to a website dedicated to nutrition. She was recently appointed by the Office of Review Tribunals on the federal level to listen and decide upon CPP and disability case hearings across Canada as a medical member.
Dr. Entner makes her home in Vernon with her husband, Dr. Ryan Entner, and their two young children, Aidan and Senna. She enjoys the Okanagan lifestyle with lots of sun, snow and a slower pace that allows her to find a balance with a busy work and home life.