Dr. Stephen Tripodi, BSc. (Human Kinetics), ND
Naturopathic Doctor, Clinic Director and Co-Founder of Optimal Wellness Niagara
Stephen practices naturopathic family medicine in both St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, Ontario. He maintains special interests in food and nutrition, metabolic and hormone imbalances, digestive disorders, musculoskeletal injuries, diabetes and cancer prevention and treatment, and optimizing athletic health and performance, at any level, and in all ages.
In 1995, Stephen received his Honours B.Sc. in Biology, with specialization in Human Kinetics, from the University of Guelph. He enjoyed his work in the rehabilitation field before continuing his medical education, when, in 1997 he moved to Toronto to commence an intensive four-year program in Naturopathic Medicine, at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. In 2000, he returned to his geographic roots of Niagara to establish a private practice, while residing in St. Catharines with his wife Anna and two sons, Nico and Maceo.
Dr. Tripodi enjoys keeping pace with current trends in the field of natural medicine and his practice reflects it through the use of specific testing and treatment options, that blend the best of nature’s wisdom with modern scientific research. Some of his advanced certifications include: Intravenous Therapeutics, Biopuncture and Mesotherapy Injections, and ElectroDermal Testing. He makes use of progressive lab diagnostics to assist in understanding the complexities of each persons health.
In addition to his busy private practice, since 2010, Dr. Tripodi has been collaborating with Dr. Mark Scappaticci, and his fabulous team at the SCAP Centre in Niagara Falls. He maintains a weekly presence in this facility, to integrate his natural medicine specialty with their athletic health and sport performance focus.