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F.A.Q. – Frequently Asked Questions

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Q. In brief, what does a Naturopathic Doctor do?

A. ND’s emphasize prevention but also treat by addressing the root cause while using a variety of modalities (often times, using several with each patient). I will often utilize multiple different modalities during visits; this is paramount to individualized health care.
Though each ND may differ in their treatment methods, I utilize the following in my practice:

-Clinical Nutrition (addressing diet, and possibly including supplements)
-Traditional/Medical Acupuncture
-Botanical Medicine (dry, liquid, and tablet form)
-Low Dose Immunotherapy/ Allergy treatments (LDI/LDA)
-Neuroemotional technique (NET)
-Applied Kinesiology & physical manipulation,
-Homeopathic Medicine
-Conventional and specialized lab testing
(blood, saliva, stool, breath tests)

Something very integral to my philosophy in practice - which should always be taken into account with all patients - is the triad of health, and the components are: Nutritional, Structural, and Emotional. Any health issue can possess an imbalance in any of these key areas; when any area is ignored, we see many chronic health issues develop and linger. Working with my patients, my goal is to identify and address this critical aspect of ‘wholistic’ health. 

Q. What are the education requirements of an ND?
A. ND’s must have 3-4 years of pre-medical sciences (bachelor degree), complete the 4-year naturopathic medical degree from an accredited institution with an emphasis on primary care (similar to an MD) as well as naturopathic modalities, pass two comprehensive board examinations, and maintain their ongoing licensure with continuing education.


Q. Is it okay to see an ND if I am taking medications?
A. Absolutely. ND’s are trained to recognize potential interactions between all therapies, including supplements, medications, and physical therapies. Please be sure to disclose ALL therapies you are taking to your ND or other healthcare provider. 


Q. What are some commonly treated conditions?

A.  These include (but are not limited to):

-chronic skin conditions (including eczema, acne, psoriasis)
-autoimmune disease (rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, etc)
-allergies
-joint pain/injuries and other chronic pain
-Lyme disease; chronic EBV
-fatigue
-food sensitivities
-sinusitis
-stress
-frequent colds/flus
-gastrointestinal issues (constipation, diarrhea, bloating, IBS, IBD, etc)
-hypertension, hypotension
-arrhythmias
-hypercholesterolemia
-diabetes
-malnutrition
-headaches/migraines
-mood disorders, including anxiety/depression
-menstrual disorders (dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, menorrhagia, etc)
-menopausal symptoms
-chronic yeast infections
-urinary tract infections
-fertility issues
-benign prostate hyperplasia
-simple partial seizures

…and more. 


So many of these chronic conditions do not belong in the hospitals, and as a result are burdening our healthcare system in Canada; Naturopathic Medicine offers a solution, and one which is empowering to the patient.


Q. Should I let my medical doctor know that I am seeing an ND?
A.  I believe that a perfect model exists in collaborative care. Part of your intake requires you to write down your primary care physician’s contact details; I may write a correspondence letter to briefly discuss our treatment progress and therapies with your MD, as well as any inquiries, unless you specifically tell me not to do so.

Q. Are visits to an ND covered by insurance?

A. Treatments by an ND are not covered by OHIP (this includes lab work); however, many other extended health care plans offer insurance coverage. Please contact your insurance provider for more information.

Q. Is it okay to see an ND if I am taking medications?
A. ND’s are trained to recognize potential interactions between all therapies, including supplements, medications, and physical therapies. Please be sure to disclose ALL therapies you are taking to your ND or other healthcare provider.