We’re High Five Family Health
Our approach to Naturopathic Medicine is simple: we get to the root cause of your symptoms before prescribing a course of treatment for you or your child.
In other words, we don’t blindly shoot arrows at targets in hopes that something sticks.
Once we have a solid diagnosis, we use a variety of treatments and modalities to treat you – which we cater to your unique set of needs. One shoe definitely DOES NOT fit all.
Our practice was founded by Dr Ayla Wilson, who is known for her extensive work treating childhood conditions (in particular PANDAS / PANS and autism spectrum disorders). We treat a variety of afflictions, including hormonal imbalances, chronic disease, male and female fertility, women’s health, childhood conditions (such as ADD / ADHD, autism, asthma, eczema), gastrointestinal health, stress-related conditions and autoimmune diseases.
Your health and the health of your family is important to us. We go where others won’t to help you (or your family member) get back to living life.
Dr Ayla Wilson
Dr Ayla Wilson is a doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and the founder of High Five Family Health – which she opened in the fall of 2017 in Gastown (Vancouver, BC) after seven years in private practice in Edgemont Village (North Vancouver, BC).
Born and raised in Vancouver, Dr Ayla Wilson attended the University of British Columbia for her pre-med studies before completing a 4-year Naturopathic Medicine program at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster, BC.
Known for her extensive work treating childhood conditions (in particular PANDAS / PANS and autism spectrum disorders) Dr Ayla Wilson built High Five Family Health on a simple philosophy: see the individual not the diagnosis, and the underlying cause rather than the symptoms of the disease. As a testament to her philosophy, she uses a wide variety of treatments and modalities to treat her patients – which she caters to the needs of every patient that she works with.
In addition to treating PANDAS / PANS, Dr Ayla Wilson also treats hormonal imbalances, immune system dysfunction and autoimmune disease, chronic infections and Lyme disease, male and female fertility, women’s health, childhood conditions (such as ADD / ADHD, autism, asthma, eczema), gastrointestinal health, stress-related conditions, sports-related injuries and chronic joint pain.
She also holds a number of professional certifications and industry affiliations, and is extensively trained in a number of naturopathic practices, including pharmaceutical prescribing, bioidentical hormone therapy, prolotherapy and injection techniques, IV therapies, nutrition and neutraceuticals, lifestyle counseling and botanical medicine.
Dr Ayla Wilson is registered and in good standing with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC.
Dr James McCormack BSc (Pharm), PharmD and Dr Adil Virani BSc (Pharm), PharmD, FCSHP (Vancouver, BC 2011)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and CPR-C
Red Cross (Vancouver, BC)
Dr Stefan Kurprowsky ND
(Vancouver, BC 2010)
Clinical Applications and Advanced Topics of IV Nutrient Therapy
Dr Paul Anderson and Dr Virginia Osborne (Maui, Hawaii 2012)
Prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Hackett Hemwall Foundation (University of Madison,Wisconsin 2010); Dr Rick Marinelli ND and Dr Kevin Davison ND (Maui, Hawaii 2010)
Dr Jeff Harris ND (Vancouver, BC 2010)
Dr Bob White ND (Vancouver, BC 2010)
- College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)
- British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA)
- Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND)
What Our Patients Are Saying
“I don’t even have the words to describe how Dr Ayla Wilson has impacted my family. She fearlessly went where other doctors wouldn’t, and her courage and knowledge are so appreciated. She gave us our daughter back!”
“Dr Ayla Wilson believed in and supported us when no other doctors would. She dramatically improved our lives and the life of our son. Thank you for sticking with us. We are beyond grateful for you!”
“After many years, we finally have answers. Dr. Wilson is intelligent, knowledgeable, compassionate and a definite Godsend for us. Both of our children have PANDAS / PANS and no one in our area had any idea how to diagnose or treat it, let alone knew what it was. We are so glad to have found her!!! We now have treatment underway and our first glimmer of hope. Thank you Dr. Wilson.”
“For years our son suffered from many debilitating conditions including tics, OCD, executive dysfunction, severe anxiety and panic attacks—along with other PANDAS symptoms. Finally after being treated by Dr. Wilson our son doesn’t exhibit any of these symptoms and has returned to school and is living a normal healthy lifestyle. We can’t thank her enough for giving us our son back.”
“Dr Ayla Wilson is wonderful, very professional, personable and really listens! So happy to have found her. We feel confident that we’re getting the exact help that we need.”
“Extremely compassionate & knowledgeable. I cannot find a word impactful enough to describe how helpful Dr. Ayla Wilson has been in assisting our son and family through this illness.”