3910 Bathurst Street, Suite 207

Toronto Ontario M3H 5Z3

Phone: 800-775-4902 Ext. 423


Ruth Pettle Wellness Centers – Toronto BHRT Clinic

Doctor Alvin Pettle, M.D. is a pioneer Canadian gynecologist who practices integrative medicine and specializes in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. He graduated from the University of Toronto medical school in 1969 and received his fellowship in obstetrics and gynecology in 1974. Dr. Pettle practiced obstetrics and gynecology for twenty-five years at The Etobicoke General Hospital in Toronto, Ontario where from 1990 to 1994, he was the Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology. During his active years in obstetrics he was the Canadian pioneer in the Leboyer Gentle Birth Technique which incorporates a soothing and joyous atmosphere, using dim lights and warm baths, for a gentle birthing process. Over the last eight years, Dr. Pettle has opened two wellness centers in Toronto. The Ruth Pettle Wellness Center is named in memory of his mother. He is joined in his work by his wife, Carol, a registered nurse and formally the Head Nurse of the Labor and Delivery Department at The Etobicoke General Hospital.

Conditions Treated with Bioidentical Hormones

  • Symptoms of menopause
  • Insomnia
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain

Patient Testimonial

“In late May one of my friends in Toronto e-mailed me about a wonderful book she had read by a Dr. John Lee: ‘What Your Doctor May NOT Tell You About Breast Cancer’.  That was my introduction to bioidentical hormones. I then began to read EVERYTHING I could find on the subject while searching for a doctor who knew something/anything about bioidentical hormones.

Reading about bioidentical hormones had convinced me that I needed natural progesterone to promote differentiation in any cancerous cells that might remain in my body after the surgery, and I now believe that since the progesterone cream, which Dr. Pettle prescribed for me on that very first visit, has totally eliminated my previous hot flashes, that the progesterone cream is also very likely slowing the proliferation of any cancerous cells that might remain. I now find myself crying with gratitude that I found Dr. Pettle, because I truly believe he gave me my life back. His willingness to leave the security of his position as Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Etobicoke General Hospital in Toronto, to establish The Ruth Pettle Wellness Center, and to pioneer in the field of bioidentical hormones, bespeaks a man committed to an unselfish dedication to help those he can. I, for one, say ‘Thank you!’” -Gail Hasler