IMPORTANT: updates about our clinic during current state of emergency (as of June 1, 2020).
Waterloo Naturopathic Clinic is happy to announce our gradual reopening on June 9, 2020 for appointments only (Dr. Bender will NOT be offering walk-in days at this time). For those needing products, we will continue to offer scheduled porch pickups. Therefore, patients must call ahead and order their supplements. This will allow us to follow social distancing guidelines as best as possible.
Dr. Bender and Dr. Kieswetter will continue offering virtual and phone consults as well, unless we deem an in person appointment necessary. For the time being, the office will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am-5pm for pickups and scheduled appointments.
We will be strictly following all necessary guidelines from our regulatory body to ensure everyone’s health and safety. Please be patient with us as we gradually reopen our office. We are all looking forward to seeing and serving you!
For any updates, please check this website, Facebook, or our answering machine message. Facebook will have the most current information, and the website will be updated as often as possible. Staff may not be able to make it into the clinic to update the answering machine as often.
Remember: No walk-in/drop-in days for Dr. Bender. Both Dr. Kieswetter and Dr. Bender are offering telemedicine consultation appointments (by telephone, or online for video consult). We have heard from at least one insurance company which will cover the Telemedicine appointments same as in-office appointments.
NO WALK-INS FOR REFILLS - order before you come by phone or email.
Please DO NOT come to the clinic if you are feeling unwell at all, or suspect you may have had some exposure to the virus. We need your cooperation to keep our clinic open to continue to serve you.
We are handling refills and order pickups as follows:
An Award Winning Naturopathic Clinic in the Heart of Waterloo
Dr. John Bender, BSc, ND, principal at Waterloo Naturopathic Clinic, has been one of the pioneers of naturopathic medicine in Ontario.
in 1979, he graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. After he was admitted to practicing naturopathic medicine in Ontario, he furthered his studies under the mentorship of Naturopathic Doctor Arno Koegler, in Waterloo, and eventually took over his practice. Since then Dr. Bender has treated patients of all ages affected with a variety of ailments, from minor colds to severe chronic diseases.
In 2003, Dr. Bender received the prestigious award of Naturopath of the Year from the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors. In 2007, he was chosen as one of the 50 Faculty of Science graduates to receive the Alumni of Honour Award from the University of Waterloo. He was recently awarded the prestigious award for Excellence in Holistic Medicine by the Holistic Doctors Recognition Board.
Dr. Anita Kieswetter, BSc, ND, graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2004 at which point she joined Waterloo Naturopathic Clinic.
With a passion for natural healing, Dr. Kieswetter is committed to helping each individual achieve his or her best state of health in a safe and effective manner regardless of age or ailment. She brings to her patients an array of therapeutic knowledge and experience. Through diet and nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, and B12 injections her focus is to restore her patients' health and balance their own individual biochemistry and physiology.
We Help Patients with Acute and Chronic Conditions
At Waterloo Naturopathic Clinic our experienced naturopaths integrate natural therapies that have been used for centuries with the latest that scientific research has to offer.
We use proven methods such as acupuncture, diet and nutrition, lifestyle counselling, vitamin/mineral/nutriceutical supplementation, botanical remedies, homeopathy, and powerful but safe detoxification techniques.
Our reputation attracts patients from the Kitchener-Waterloo (KW) area as well as surrounding communities such as St Agatha, Elmira, Heidelberg, St Clements, Wellesley, Petersburg, New Hamburg, Stratford, Conestogo, Baden, and St. Jacobs.
Because of our education in basic health sciences, conventional medicine, and natural complementary care, we know how to incorporate current scientific research with natural methods.
Since we've been practicing for over 30 years, we offer our patients services based on knowledge and, most importantly, extensive clinical experience.
Find out more about our team here.
22 McDougall Road
Waterloo, ON N2L 2W5
Office Hours Limited and Adapting to Current Conditions
Dr. Bender Hours
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 1pm and 5pm - 8pm
(first come, first served)
Thursday: 9am - 1pm and 5pm - 8pm
(first come, first served)
Friday: 9am - 5pm
First time patients require an appointment.
Dr. Kieswetter Hours
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 2pm - 7pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 3pm
All patients require an appointment.