Dr. Walter Lemmo is a licensed Naturopathic Physician in British Columbia. In 1999 he graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington where he attained his naturopathic medical education and training.
Before entering naturopathic medicine, Dr. Lemmo received his undergraduate education in Biotechnology at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and in Biological Sciences at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC. Dr. Lemmo is past Chair (president) for the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Canadian Naturopathic Foundation. He is a member of the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia, the British Columbia Naturopathic Association, Washington State Naturopathic Physicians, and the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Dr. Lemmo has been a frequent guest on numerous conferences, health, radio & television programs throughout Canada and the United States and he has been published in several magazines and peer-viewed medical journals that includes a supportive guest editorial by Dr. V. Craig Jordan, known as the “father of tamoxifen”, Professor of Breast Medical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the Dallas/ Fort Worth Living Legend Chair of Cancer Research.
While Dr. Lemmo has diverse interest and knowledge in numerous medical fields, he has gained a reputation in the area of cancer care, and is sought out locally and internationally for his experience in this area in addition to other challenging medical conditions. He founded and is director of LEMMO Integrated Cancer Care & Health Centre in Vancouver – the longest operating naturopathic medical centre in Canada focused on cancer.
Dr. Lemmo strongly believes in both an integrated and collaborative approach to health care and works together as part of a team with all healthcare providers, nurses, pharmacists, family physicians, and oncologists. For each patient, Dr. Lemmo provides the latest information on the numerous approaches, treatments and methods of testing available, and the options most beneficial to their diagnosis and situation. Dr. Lemmo strives to create meaning and understanding and to provide compassionate and informed care to both patients and their support people.
In addition to his practice, Dr. Lemmo is extremely passionate about creating awareness for integrative health care. In 2011, Dr. Lemmo co-founded Thrive Alive Foundation, a registered, charitable organization committed to providing resources and assistance to people in need for cancer treatments and services not covered by government or healthcare plans. For a decade, Thrive Alive Foundation supported patient treatments from various health practitioners, BC Cancer Agency lodging support, feeding tube costs and various other medical related costs for patients throughout the province of BC and across Canada. Due to COVID-19, Thrive Alive Foundation is currently inactive.
Dr. Lemmo enjoys spending time with his wife, three children and family dog, exploring the exquisite nature of British Columbia, from the various North Shore trails and ski hills to the hidden gems of the Gulf Islands.