Practitioner Course

Managing the Complex Patient

A strategy to help you with your chronic complex disease patients.

Online Course
2 lessons


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


3 hours total


Lindsay Adrian

About this course

The complex patient is becoming much more common. Perhaps because of this complexity, they are a significant part of the natural healthcare patient base as the medical system often gives up on them. These patients have multiple issues, often multiple causative factors and a raft of medications. Dr Lindsay Adrian specialises in these complex patients. She receives many referrals from clinicians who are stumped by these tricky patients.

Lindsay has found that there are patterns in complex patients and that recognising these patterns greatly assists her to work out what's going on for each one and how to approach their care plans. Their care plans do need careful and considered structure. While these people have a lot going on, there are priority areas you can begin with that achieve quick, meaningful results. You can then progress to systematically define the various problems that these people are challenged with. Lindsay calls it "Phased Intervention".

Dr Adrian is a rare and brilliant clinician. She will show you a way to think about and care for these people who are so often overwhelmed and struggle to find anyone who can give them the help and support they need. If you struggle to help those with chronic and complex disease do this course.
What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will learn

  • How to identify the complex patient
  • The nature of the patterns of how these patients present
  • A carefully structured phased approach to patient care
  • How to achieve immediate improvements in people who are really struggling with their health
  • How to get much better outcomes in patients that really need someone to unravel their case

What's in this course

Your Presenter


Dr Lindsay Adrian BSc, ND, Naturopathic Physician (Integrative Cancer Care and Chronic Conditions) has an undergraduate degree in chemistry and graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic medicine. After graduation she completed a 1-year general residency followed by many additional years of training in integrative cancer care.  She is an active member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, as a member of both the Conference Content Committee and the specialisation committee for the association.

Dr Adrian is a Fellow to the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO) as well as a member of the BC Naturopathic Association and the College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC. In addition she works with the Examination Committee, which is responsible for conducting board exams for naturopathic physicians wanting to practice in BC. She believes in life long learning and strives to stay current with research and treatment options available - using both natural and conventional treatments. Lindsay is often heard saying, “we want to use all of the most appropriate treatments available!” and frequently attends conferences and seminars all over the world in this pursuit. 

This commitment to learning extends to teaching as well.  Dr Adrian is a guest lecturer at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and commonly hosts student preceptors. Every person is unique and rarely do they come with textbook presentation of illness. Dr Adrian strives to provide an individualised treatment protocol that will support whole person healing.  Areas of focus include cancer and chronic disease, as well as chronic infections - all areas in which inflammation and the immune system have major roles.