About

Sara Taylor, BSc, MD, CCFP

Welcome to my little area of the world. I currently live in the not so tropical province of Alberta, Canada, but I have been fortunate enough to have lived, trained and worked in different areas throughout Canada.

I was born and raised in Saint John, New Brunswick where I completed my undergraduate degree. I completed my medical degree at the University of Western Ontario and then my residency at the University of Calgary. Subsequently, I have practiced in various clinical and non-clinical settings in both Alberta and Prince Edward Island.

As a Family Physician and being married to a Radiologist, I have grown to appreciate that everyone has their own view about wellness. Despite this, the common theme is that we all strive for it. I am passionate about achieving wellness for myself, my family, my colleagues and my community.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree with an Honours in Biology/Psychology
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Degree
  • Family Medicine Residency Training Program
  • College of Family Physicians of Canada Certification (CCFP)

Affiliations

  • College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta
  • College of Family Physicians of Canada
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • Alberta Medical Association
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association
  • National Wellness Institute
  • Huffington Post Alberta

Courses Related to Lifestyle Medicine & Wellness

  • Wellcoaches 6 Month Core Coach Training Program
  • Basic Epidemiological Concepts – Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Measurement of Health Status – Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Realizing the Dream: Lifestyle Medicine Practice Management Workshop – American College of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Exercise is Medicine: Promoting Physical Activity for Ourselves & Our Patients – Creighton University
  • Stress & the Relaxation Response: The Fundamentals of Mind Body Medicine – Massachusetts General Hospital
  • New Strategies for Treatment of Insomnia – Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Various Lifestyle Medicine courses – Harvard Medical School
  • Stott Pilates Essential Matwork Course

Other tidbits about myself:

  • I love Pilates and completed a mat course to further my understanding of the principles and advantages of this mind-body form of exercise.
  • I have a particular interest in personal development, as I believe attributes such as self-awareness, self-esteem, and socialization significantly impact your quality of life.
  • I believe that learning is a lifelong process and have been an examiner on multiple occasions for the College of Family Physicians of Canada Certification Examination in Family Medicine.
  • Another passion of mine is writing. I have completed a few courses including blogging, fiction and memoir writing through the Gotham Writers’ Workshop.
  • I also enjoy traveling, cooking and golfing. I love animals and most of all, I love spending time with my husband and two children.

Combining my background and interests this website was born. I hope to offer inspiration, education and motivation on our journey to wellness and this thing called life.

Contact me by e-mail: dr [dot] sara [at] me [dot] com