Dr. Tammy Yuen, DC, BSc
Chiropractor, Clinic Director
Dr. Tammy Yuen obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto and received acupuncture training from the McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program. Prior to that, she obtained her Bachelor of Science from McMaster University as a double major in Biology and Psychology. Specializing in manual techniques such as motion palpation institute, Graston® technique, functional anatomy palpation, and upper-limb functional assessment, Dr. Yuen is dedicated to provide patients with evidence-informed and patient-centered care.
Dr. Yuen’s caring personality has helped her realize the need to serve the community by enabling her patients to enjoy life abundantly. She is a firm believer that each patient is unique; requiring a specific and customized treatment plan that promotes a rapid recovery and prevents future recurrence of injuries. While indiscriminately serving patients of any stage of life, as a female Chiropractor, Dr. Yuen is specifically passionate about prenatal and postnatal Chiropractic care and is excited to help provide care to pregnant women in a very exciting stage of their life.
Dr. Yuen was born in Edmonton, spent most of her childhood in Hong Kong and eventually moved to Toronto to attend high school. Fluent in both English and Chinese, Dr. Yuen embraces healthy living, including rock climbing, running and visiting local farmer markets. Dr. Yuen is passionate about providing health care on a local and international scale and has participated in medical missions to Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic to provide health care services in areas lacking developed health care infrastructure. Dr. Yuen’s Christian values motivate her to utilize her talents to aid those in need, and are constantly refining her to become a humble leader in the health care field.
Dr. Yuen is actively involved with interprofessional health care, which seeks to alleviate the over-burdened health care system and improve patient care through the collaborative work of various health professionals. Dr. Yuen was president of the Interprofessional Education (IPE) Council as a student and previously provided care at St. Michael’s Hospital, one of Canada’s first hospital-based chiropractic care clinics and a leader in the development of interpofessional health care in Canada. Working together with different health disciplines has inspired her with the passion of patient-centered care and continually inspires her to ensure that patients always receive the best care available.
Johnny Lo, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Johnny Lo is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. Prior to that, he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Sciences with Honours from York University. Johnny is an extremely well-rounded practitioner and is set apart from other RMTs thanks to his Kinesiology background, extensive pursuit of education and development of skills. He additionally holds certifications in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, Training for Introductory Acupressure, and Performance Taping. Johnny’s passion for Massage Therapy also extends to educating massage therapy students as an instructor at the Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy.
Johnny joined the Abundant Life Health Centre team in 2016 to continue serving clients with outstanding professional care. He maintains his own healthy lifestyle by engaging in sports such as hockey, cycling and inline skating. With his vast work experience, fluency in English and Cantonese (with functional Mandarin), and active lifestyle, Johnny is committed to building on ALHC’s values of delivering outstanding patient-centered care.
Dr. Michelle Lo, ND
Dr. Michelle Lo completed her undergraduate education at McMaster University in Kinesiology before attending The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). She received the Richard McCrorie Award in 2009 for exhibiting the qualities of compassion and integrity in patient care. Michelle completed her internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic where she pursued a focus on pediatrics. After completing her studies, she also interned at the Chinese Medical Hospital in Guang Zhou, China, focusing on acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has treated a number gastrointestinal disorders with success and also sees patients with chronic inflammatory or autoimmune disorders.
Michelle joins the talented Abundant Life Health Centre team to assist our patients with improving their quality of life through modern scientific knowledge that does not rely on drugs, surgery or other conventional treatments that maintain negative side effects. She takes a special interest in health education and public speaking and has been invited to a number of speaking engagements at the Town of Markham, Health Fairs, and Corporate events. She is a certified member of the Board of Director of Drugless Therapy – Naturopathy (BDDT-N) and is a certified member in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO).
Bithiah joined Abundant Life Health Center as the Clinic Administrator in 2015 and her friendly personality will be the first thing to greet you when coming in for a visit. The path leading her to join the ALHC team leads around the globe: After graduating from the University of Michigan, Bithiah manned her cubicle at a Fortune 500 company and eventually realized that she had no desire to remain in the corporate world. She spent the next few years traveling to, working in, and eating her way through different cities and countries. Bithiah’s vast experiences include teaching English, screenwriting in Los Angeles, volunteering on farms in Southeast Asia, graphic and web design, directing commercials, and participating as a fellow in the Inaugural class of Challenge Detroit, a fellowship program focused on the revitalization of the richly dynamic city.
Through her different adventures, Bithiah realized that her favorite things in the world are people, literature, and food. Finally ready to unpack her suitcase, she made her way back to her hometown of Toronto, and was blessed to find herself a job in a wonderfully caring, personable clinic. Bithiah is most often seen at the front desk (stealing the occasional mango candy from the treats jar), ready to answer any questions you may have and ensure your entire treatment process goes as smoothly as possible.
Derek Ma, CPA, CA, MAcc
After receiving his Master of Accounting from the University of Waterloo, Derek obtained his Chartered Accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. After small stints in business consulting, project management and product marketing analysis, Derek spent three years at the top-ranking global accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), providing Audit & Assurance services. As a Senior & Team Lead in the Private Company Services group, Derek furthered his business expertise in small-medium businesses, specializing in the health care, real-estate and manufacturing industries. After years of discontentment with the idea of life within corporate culture, Derek decided to combine his passion for small-medium business growth & profitability with his expertise in the health care industry. Derek founded dwm Accounting, a company that provides practice management & accounting solutions to health professionals. More specifically, he works closely with health professionals to help them establish and run more effective clinics.
Derek was critical in forming Abundant Life Health Centre and helped provide business consulting and financial planning to help build the clinic from scratch. Derek continues to guide operations and grow Abundant Life Health Centre on a daily basis, handling anything and everything business related – allowing ALHC’s practitioners to put their focus where it counts: our patients!