Dr. Lynne Murfin

Founder, Medical Director, Functional Medicine Physician

About Dr. Murfin

Dr. Murfin leaves no stone unturned to determine the root cause of illness or imbalance.


She is wholeheartedly focused on her life’s mission to help people heal and achieve extraordinary outcomes. Dr. Murfin believes that health is more than merely the absence of disease. It is a total state of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being. Essentially, it’s the creation of a whole and meaningful life where the patient feels empowered and can make changes that allow them to build awareness and act proactively to optimize their personal function. She has dedicated her career to identifying and addressing the root causes of chronic illness through the ground-breaking approach known as Functional Medicine.


Practicing medicine since 1988, Dr. Murfin’s experience includes over 20 years of Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics, and Gynecology. Since 2010, she has been dedicated to patients’ journeys with Functional Medicine. Dr. Murfin opened her Functional Medicine practice in 2010 and has grown to be a leading provider of Functional and Integrative medical care to thousands of patients. She has a small and mighty team of highly skilled, experienced, and dedicated clinicians, practitioners, and administrative staff who are ready to support your individualized journey to better health and vitality.



Certifications & Affiliations

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB), University of Cape Town, South Africa, 1988
  • Member of the Faculty of General Practitioners (MFGP), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1992
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Edmonton, 1996
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Saskatoon, 1998
  • Advances in Labour and Risk Management (ALARM), Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, 2000
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), Calgary, annually from 2000
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Calgary, 2001
  • American Board of Anti-Aging / Regenerative Medicine Certification (ABAARM), 2010
  • Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (FAARM)
  • Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP), 2010
  • Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC)
  • Certificate of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP)
  • Family Constellation Training with Mark Wolynn, Calgary, 2013
  • Primordial Sound Meditation, Chopra Centre, California, 2016
  • American Board of Chelation Therapy (ACAM), California, 2016
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy with Shannon Zaychuk, PhD, RPsych, Calgary, 2017
  • Beyond Addiction with Sat Dharam Kaur, Toronto, 2017
  • Pediatric Functional Medicine Certification (IFM), 2017
  • Lifecycles & Lifestyles; Mind & Meditation with Gurucharan Singh and Sat Dharam Kaur, Toronto, 2018
  • Ozone Certified Practitioner (Frank Shallenberger), Nevada, 2018
  • Gong Training with Don Conreaux, Toronto, Canada, and Punjab, India, 2019
  • CIRS (Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome) Intensive Part A & B A4M/MMI, 2021

Dr. Lynne Murfin

Founder and Medical Director
As Linden & Arc Vitality Institute’s founder and medical director, Dr. Murfin leaves no stone unturned to uncover the origin of your illness.
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Dr. Michelle van der Westhuizen

Functional Medicine Physician
By thoroughly searching for the root cause of your illness, Dr. Michelle can guide you with proactive functional treatments.
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Dr. Daniel Ruttle

Functional Medicine Physician
Dr. Daniel appreciates the uniqueness of one’s health journey and thinks outside the box when managing his patients’ wellness.
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Dr. Ayla Lester

Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
With a holistic approach, Dr. Ayla offers preventative medicine to detect and address the root cause of your symptoms.
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Dr. Trevor Hoffman

Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
As one of the most enlightened naturopathic physicians, Dr. Trevor seeks different ways of looking at health and wellness.
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Nurse Practitioners

April Maynes Chiswell

Functional Nurse Practitioner (NP)
With a master’s degree in nursing and advanced training in Functional Medicine, April can make a difference in your health.
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Kate Lomas

Functional Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Kate aspires to help people tap into you body’s unique ability to find wellness and balance.
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Darla Montgomery, RYT, FMCA

Vitality Advisor, Board Certified Health Coach, Registered Yoga Therapist, and Holistic Nutritionist
Darla is a passionate and supportive board-certified holistic practitioner that specializes in health and life coaching.

Health Coach

Nora Kassay-Farkas, MSc, CHN, NNCP, FMCA

Lead Functional Medicine Health Coach and Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner
Nora is committed to providing substantial nutrition consultation and Functional Medicine coaching to improve and change your overall vitality and well-being. She offers sessions for CIRS, Brain Health, weight loss, and supports Autoimmune conditions.