Frequently Asked Questions

1How does Naturopathic Medicine fit into the Health Care System?
Doctors of Naturopathic Medicine are general practitioners of natural medicine and are also primary care providers trained to work in cooperation with other health care practitioners. Frequently, naturopathic medicine is part of the complementary health care system that includes Medical Doctors, Registered Massage Therapists, Speech Language Therapists, Midwives, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Reflexologists, Manual Osteopathic Practitioners and others.
2What conditions and illnesses do Naturopathic Doctors treat?
People experiencing chronic conditions can benefit from naturopathic treatment. As practitioners, we treat people with a variety of chronic conditions. For example:
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Eczema
  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • Depression
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Chrons/Colitis
  • Insomnia
  • Hypertension/Cardiovascular Disease
  • Allergies & Environmental Sensitivities
In addition, there are a wide variety of acute conditions such as colds, flus, ear infections, bronchitis and sinusitis that we can treat. Many people visit a Naturopathic Doctor to learn about health promotion and focus on disease prevention. Education is a large part of what we do.
3Does Health Insurance cover Naturopathic Medicine?
Most private insurance plans cover a portion of naturopathic treatments. Patients are encouraged to contact their employers or individual insurance agents directly to determine if they have coverage and what it entails. OHIP does not cover your visits to a Naturopathic Doctor.
4What can I expect on my first visit?
Your initial visit will primarily address the concern(s) you are presenting with. Each patient is asked to complete a set of intake forms which will provide your practitioner with your health history. This information, combined with an in-depth discussion, will enable your practitioner to formulate a treatment plan that will best meet your needs. The visit may include a basic physical exam. This initial consult is a great opportunity to form a bond with your practitioner and learn about options that are available to you.
5What methods of payment do you accept?
We currently accept cash, VISA, MasterCard and Debit.