Richmond Hill Naturopathic Doctor Frequently Asked Questions
Richmond Hill Naturopathic Doctor Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Naturopathic Medicine?


Naturopathic medicine is a holistic primary healthcare system that promotes well-being and attempts to prevent illness. It can be used alone or in conjunction with conventional medicine to optimize health or to manage acute or chronic conditions. This approach focuses on the root cause of illness, and employs natural treatments like nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, spinal manipulation, and lifestyle counseling.


What Can I Expect During An Appointment?


In order for me to understand exactly what is happening in your body, the first visit is very detailed. During that initial 2 hour visit, we go over each health concern in fine detail and then take an in-depth health history.  A physical exam is performed, and lab tests may be requested. It is wise to bring in recent blood work and other diagnostic reports from your medical doctor, as this assists me in understanding your health status. At the end of the visit, an individualized treatment plan is prescribed. During the next visit, I take 45 minutes to discuss your improvements thusfar, noting any new symptoms and potential progress obstacles. Treatments are adjusted as necessary. Subsequent 30 minute visits allow for ongoing review and treatment modifications.


Your treatment plans will be catered specifically to your needs. No two people are exactly alike, and so no two treatments are the same. Your treatments will depend on your specific health concerns, your overall health, and the root causes of your issues.

Are Treatments Covered?


While naturopathic medical visits are not covered by OHIP, they are covered by many extended health insurance policies. Fees are not billed directly to the insurance provider. However, at the end of the visit you are issued a receipt which can be submitted for reimbursement.


What Are Your Fees?


You can find all of my fees outlined at the bottom of this webpage:

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