Andrea Whelan, ND
Backfit Clinic
3481 Cook Street
Victoria, BC V8X 1B3 (250) 477-8143(250) 477-8143
Other offices:
Advanced Women's Health
1183 Fort Street
Victoria, BC V8L 1L3 778-363-4294778-363-4294
Andrea Whelan, ND

Certifications: Acupuncture, Advanced Injection Therapies / IVs, Prescriptive Authority

Dr. Andrea Whelan values the genuine connection she has with each of her patients. She also values the opportunity to dive deeply into her patients’ health to uncover the causes of dysfunction as well as any obstacles that are getting in the way of attaining their goals. With her nurturing and motivating approach, she walks alongside her patients each step of the way, providing a non-judgemental space where her patients feel heard, empowered and safe to open up and ask questions.

Dr. Whelan believes that health is a state of resilience that allows one to adapt to the many different stressors of our time and still live a life they love. To help her patients achieve this, she uses clues from her patients unique story and labs, and applies her intuition, critical thinking, and evidence-based knowledge to guide treatment plans. She has various tools and strategies to help offer her patients relief in the short term, combining these with long-term therapies aimed at restoring and sustaining health. Her main area of focus is the digestive system, particularly the microbiome, and how this interplays with mental and cognitive health, metabolism, energy, and hormones. She also believes that how we think, how we feel, and how we regulate ourselves can have a huge impact on our health and wellbeing, and so believes in addressing mental and emotional health as well.

Practice Focus

  • Fatigue and burnout
  • GI and digestive issues
  • Weight loss resistance
  • Weight management
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Hormone support
  • Mental health support

In her spare time, Dr. Andrea enjoys being active in nature with her family, deep conversations or dancing up a storm with her friends, and being cozied up with her two kids and a cup of coffee.

Dr. Andrea Whelan, ND received her Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Calgary prior to completing her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Whelan is licensed by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC), and is a member in good standing of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA), and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). She holds certifications in prescriptive authority and acupuncture, and has advanced training in intravenous (IV) therapy.