While I was growing up I had severe asthma. I couldn't get through a full gym class without having to use my inhaler. It wasn't until about halfway through middle school that I had grown out of them. After that, I had allergies and chronic upper respiratory tract infections. In high school I started to have hip pain that prevented me from doing activities that I loved like skating, rugby, badminton, or just running. I was never really concerned about these symptoms, having experienced episodes during which I couldn't breathe. This didn't stop me from being curious about them, and I always wondered why I had them. Why did I struggle with these issues when nobody else seemed to? Not wanting to feel powerless over my health, I began my journey towards medical school. When I started my training, it didn't take me long to find the answer as to why I had the chronic allergies, and later the hip pain which turned out to be another manifestation of my allergy symptoms. Medicine proved to be a fun, challenging, and rewarding area of study for me to focus my insatiable curiosity. Putting into practice the things that I had learned, I became stronger and more fit than I had ever been. I now climb, hike, cycle, play basketball, or swim daily. I also found answers in abundance for my friends and family's chronic allergies and immune diseases. I continue to learn more about the human body every day, and I feel blessed to have found a profession that I enjoy and have a passion for. Now I share what I have learned with others to build them up so that they can live without symptoms and enjoy the activities that they love. I am trained as a naturopathic physician which doesn't necessarily mean that I use alternative treatments like nutrition and herbal medicines. It means that I look for and treat the cause of a person's symptoms. I have specialized training in psychoneuroimmunology, which is the study of how the mind, nervous system, and immune systems affect each other. Using my skills and training I have helped patient after patient improve their quality of life by educating them and giving them the tools to take their health into their own hands. I look forward to meeting you and helping you on your way to optimal health. Yours, Evan
Naturopathic Medicine is a discipline which combines the best of modern medical diagnostics with the most effective and powerful alternative medical treatments. When it comes to your healthcare, this means that a naturopath can navigate any labs, imaging, and diagnoses that you may have, while giving you conventional and alternative options for treatment.
The field is defined more strongly by it's philosophy and principles than its treatment modalities. A naturopathic physician may use homeopathy, botanical medicine, nutrition, spinal manipulation, and/or injection therapies, but these do not make him or her a naturopath.
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Why It Matters: Dr. van Driel's Board Certifications
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Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
ADHD and-or ADD
Adrenal Gland Diseases
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Chronic Pain Management
Low Back Procedure
Neck Pain Procedure
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What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
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How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
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No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Manitoba
Undergraduate School | Graduated
Southwest College Of Naturopathic Medicine
Medical School | Graduated
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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