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Will my visits be covered by OHIP or health insurance?
Naturopathic visits are currently NOT covered by OHIP, however most extended care plans do cover the full or partial cost of the visit.
Please check with your extended health care provider for coverage. Naturopathic Doctors have access to medical labs to requisition blood work. However, this service is also not covered by OHIP.
What kind of training do Naturopathic Doctors receive?
Naturopathic doctors have a minimum of 3 years of university education followed by 4 years at an accredited Naturopathic college.
In Naturopathic Medical College, Naturopathic Doctors study advanced medical and clinical sciences, health diagnostics such as laboratory testing, clinical diagnosis, differential diagnosis, naturopathic assessment, natural therapies (including nutrition, supplements, botanical therapies, lifestyle counseling and acupuncture), and complete a 1-year clinical internship to gain clinical experience.
What can I expect in my first visit?
During your initial consultation, we will complete a full health history to assess your current health, health needs, and any needed testing.
Your visit will be up to 50 minutes to allow us time to review your health goals and to work toward understanding the root cause of your health issues. If you have a complex medical history, we recommend booking a comprehensive initial visit to allow up to 80-minutes to ensure the best of care.
Understanding you and your needs will help us develop a personalized treatment plan specific to your goals.
Second visits involve another extended (50 minutes) follow-up, where we reassess your plan, track your progress, and discuss the next steps in your treatment goals. We will also take the time to carefully review any test results and how it impacts your treatment plan.
Short or extended follow-up visits are then scheduled on an as-needed basis to keep you on track and monitor your progress. The frequency and length of these visits depend on your health requirements.
Is Naturopathic Medicine different from homeopathy?
Homeopathy may be used as one modality amongst many that a Naturopath is trained to use.
Naturopaths are health professionals who can assess and treat disease and have many modalities at their disposal, including nutrition, botanical therapies, lifestyle counseling, physical therapies, acupuncture and homeopathy. Furthermore, Naturopathic Medicine is regulated and licensed in Ontario, whereas homeopathy is not.
Can Naturopaths work with my family doctor?
Definitely! The goal of our integrative approach is to present the most appropriate care options…
They are striving to employ natural and less invasive therapies whenever possible while at the same time ensuring that important and proven conventional treatments are not excluded. Naturopathic Doctors are trained to work with all health care providers and be a part of your health team. In our experience, the patient benefits when their health care team works together to provide balanced and comprehensive treatment solutions. Safety is a key component of patient care. Naturopathic doctors are expertly trained to assess nutrient depletions and potential conflicts between pharmaceutical treatments and natural therapies.
Do I have to discontinue my medications?
No, your Naturopathic Doctor can work with your current medication regime.
Naturopathic doctors have the most training of all primary care providers to properly assess and avoid potential herb-supplement-drug interactions. Depending on your health goals, naturopathic medicine may improve your health outcomes while taking prescriptions.
Can I get a receipt for my insurance?
Sales receipts will be emailed to the email address we have on file within 24-48 hours after your appointment. You can then submit your receipt for health insurance coverage, if applicable.
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