We take time to listen to your story. We provide compassion, understanding and medical expertise to develop a treatment plan that is personalized, safe, realistic, and effective.
How Naturopathic Medicine Can Help
Some common concerns addressed by naturopathic medicine include: anxiety/depression, weight loss, immune health, autoimmunity, energy, allergies, candida, cardiovascular health, endocrine dysfunction (diabetes, thyroid, adrenal), women’s health (PMS, fertility, prenatal care, ovarian cysts, fibroids, endometriosis, menopause), men’s health (prostate, fertility), digestive issues, food sensitivities, stress management, sleep issues, headaches/migraines, skin health, anemia, adverse drug effects/nutrient depletions & more.
What To Expect In A Visit
Your initial appointment will take approximately ninety minutes and include a focused history of your health concern(s) as well as a complete health history. If more time is required it will be made available for you. Follow up appointments are a minimum of 30 minutes and are necessary to re-assess conditions and continue to tailor the treatment plan to fit the patient’s needs. A safe, confidential and compassionate environment is created for each patient allowing space to heal without feeling rushed or unheard.
The duration of each appointment and the frequency of follow-up appointments is based on individual needs. Discussion, explanation and understanding are key components to empower patients to take control of their health with the support of their Naturopathic Doctor.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
What is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND)?
A Naturopathic Doctor is a privatized primary or complimentary physician with the following regulations:
Training and Education
Licensed Naturopathic Doctors require a minimum of eight years post-secondary education composed of four years of undergraduate study followed by a four-year post-graduate program with practical education at a recognized naturopathic medical school.
The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine has admission requirements comparable to those of conventional medical schools.
A Naturopathic Doctor must pass 2 sets of national-level board examinations and one set of provincial–level board exams in order to practice in Ontario, a regulated province.
In order to maintain an active license with the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy – Naturopathy (BDDT-N) an ND must have malpractice insurance and complete a number of continuing education hours to keep up with medical and naturopathic advancements.
The titles Naturopathic Doctor and Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine are regulated titles under the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy – Naturopathy. Do not be confused with other titles like Natural Medical Doctor, Natural Doctor, Doctor of Natural Medicine, Holistic Practitioner, or Holistic Doctor, which are NOT regulated by the board.
For insurance purposes, naturopathic treatments must be administered by a licensed naturopathic doctor.