Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is an individualized approach to care that addresses the root cause of health concerns. As a Naturopathic Doctor, I assess your health through a comprehensive medical history, appropriate physical exams, and laboratory testing.
Naturopathic medicine focuses on more than just symptom relief. Your clinical picture and unique experience direct treatment. A successful treatment plan will ensure you can enjoy your daily life while working toward lasting change and better overall health.
Naturopathic Medicine also focuses on patient education and prevention. I want you to feel informed and empowered. When you feel confident in a treatment plan, you are motivated to make safe, effective, and practical change. After we address your primary concerns, we can prioritize prevention and health optimization. I want you to feel your best today, tomorrow, and always.
Why should I consider Naturopathic Medicine?
Knowing whether Naturopathic Medicine is right for you, is a decision only you can make. If you are not familiar with Naturopathic Medicine, you might want to discuss your concerns with a Naturopathic Doctor to make an informed choice before proceeding with your first appointment. I am happy to offer a complimentary 15 minute consult to address any of the questions you might have about Naturopathic Medicine and your health concerns. During complimentary consults, I cannot communicate a diagnosis or provide treatment.
Can I see both a Naturopath and an MD?
Absolutely! I believe that when everyone in a health care team plays to their strengths the patient benefits. I am happy to work alongside your health care providers to create a successful treatment plan that compliments your current strategies and brings you closer to reaching your health goals.
Does OHIP cover Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is not covered through OHIP. However, a lot of benefit plans do cover Naturopathic Medicine. Familiarize yourself with your benefit plan to understand your coverage. If you do not have benefits you can still see a Naturopathic Doctor. Be aware of the costs and your budget and communicate any concerns or questions with your Naturopathic Doctor. I aim to be upfront and transparent with all costs to ensure there are no hidden expenses or surprises. I want you to feel excited and secure with your treatment plan.
Will my insurance cover Naturopathic Medicine?
More and more benefit plans are covering Naturopathic Medicine. Before your first appointment, I recommend contacting your benefit provider to understand your coverage. Providers may cover appointments, laboratory testing, or both. Being familiar with your benefit plan helps you budget accordingly and make informed choices that match your health and financial needs.
Do I need a referral to see a Naturopathic Doctor?
You do not need a referral to see a Naturopathic Doctor.