Frequently Asked Questions
Naturopathic medicine is a primary healthcare system which combines modern scientific knowledge together with traditional and natural medicine. It incorporates disease diagnosis and treatment with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention using a variety of treatment modalities such as clinical nutrition, dietary and lifestyle counselling, botanical medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. Naturopathic doctors work with you, the patient, to uncover the root cause of your health concerns in order to create patient-focused treatment plans that will fit your health and lifestyle needs. Naturopathic medicine encourages inter-professional collaboration to ensure all aspects of your health care are optimized. With an emphasis on patient education, you are given the tools to take control of your health.
The first visit is the opportunity to learn all about you. This visit will be longer than subsequent visits (60-75 min) to give you the opportunity to tell your story. A thorough health history will be taken in order to understand all aspects of your health and work towards determining the root cause of your concerns. Physical exams may be performed and laboratory testing may be ordered if necessary. Please bring a list of your current medications and supplements as well as your most recent lab work to the initial visit.
The office is located in suite 804 at 1243 Islington Ave. which is one block north of Bloor St. at Islington Ave.
By car – turn onto Aberfoyle Cres, the building is located on the north corner of Aberfoyle and Islington.
By transit – the building is steps away from Islington subway station. Please note this is not a wheelchair accessible station.
Parking is available in the building, but it is limited. For additional parking, there are Green P lots at the end of Lomond Dr. (this has a walk-way connection into the building’s parking lot) or at the end of Aberfoyle Cres. and Bloor St.
Referrals are greatly appreciated! Ask your friend/family member to complete the referral section on the intake form and as a thank you you will receive 15% off of your next in-office purchase (supplements, herbs, etc.).
At this time, none of the services offered are covered by OHIP. Naturopathic consults are covered under most insurance plans – see yours for more details.
At this time, we do not direct bill insurance companies. A receipt will be provided at the end of the visit which you can submit to your insurance company. Please note that most insurance companies cover the cost of the consult only.
We accept all forms of payment, including debit, credit, cash, e-transfer, and cheque.
Please provide at least 24hrs notice if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment. Last minute cancellations will be charged a cancellation fee of 50% of the visit cost.