What can I expect on the first visit?
When booking your first appointment you will be emailed or mailed an intake form prior to the visit to be filled out and brought to the clinic at the time of the first appointment. It is important that we know your health history and your primary concerns and goals. A detailed history will be taken and discussed at the beginning of the appointment. This will be followed by an energy scan of body organs, tissues and functions. The results will be discussed with you and recommendations will be made with a detailed plan to follow. A follow up appointment will be made to assess progress and make changes.
What can I expect on follow up visits?
A brief review and assessment will be made of your updated status and suggestions made. At this time Muscle Balancing, Acupuncture or use of other treatment modalities may be suggested and incorporated as part of the session. A follow up period will be suggested and a plan of action discussed.
Is naturopathic medicine scientific?
There is a lot of evidence to support naturopathic medicine which is quickly becoming a mainstream health care choice for many choosing a more pro-active approach to health and well being for themselves and their family.
Is naturopathic medicine covered under extended health care plans?
Many extended health care insurance plans offer partial or full coverage for naturopathic visits. Check your policy handbook or contact your health insurance company for details.
Can I see a naturopathic physician and my family doctor at the same time?
Yes! In fact, we recommend a health care team of different professionals such as your naturopathic doctor, medical doctor, chiropractic doctor, massage therapist, and other licensed practitioners.
What training do ND’s have?
Students complete a four-year full-time program after graduating from a university undergraduate program. The naturopathic medical program encompasses basic medical sciences, naturopathic principles and therapeutics and 1200 hours of supervised clinical experience. Graduates must pass two sets of board certification exams, provincial licensing board exams and maintain ongoing continuing education.