Naturopathic Medicine​

Frequently asked questions

Naturopathic medicine is a primary healthcare profession. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) look at the whole person, including mental, emotional, and physical concerns. The goal is to identify and treat the underlying cause of disease. Every patient is different, so their treatment plan will be unique and individualized to them. The focus is on prevention and the use of natural & less invasive therapies to stimulate the body’s innate ability to heal. Naturopathic doctors spend more time with patients to educate and empower them to make lifestyle changes.
Naturopathic doctors have a wide variety of treatment modalities to chose from. One or multiple treatment modalities are utilized, depending on what is best indicated for your health concerns. The following are naturopathic medical treatment options:
  • Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
  • Lifestyle Counselling
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Botanical/Herbal Medicine
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Homeopathy
Your initial naturopathic visit usually lasts 60-90 minutes, during which your detailed health history will be gathered, including your past medical history, current health concerns, and future goals. Before your initial visit, you will complete a detailed intake form, which we will review during the appointment. Lifestyle recommendations and supplements may be given; however, a more detailed treatment plan will typically be outlined during your second visit. Please bring the following to your initial appointment: Completed intake forms (or submit online beforehand) Current supplements & medications (including dosages) Any recent lab results (ex: blood work, salivary tests, urine analysis, etc.) or diagnostic imaging results (ex: CT, MRI, ultrasound, X-ray, etc.)
Naturopathic medicine is not currently covered under MSI. However, most extended healthcare plans cover a portion of naturopathic medical visits, so check with your provider to determine the extent of your coverage. Direct billing is available for most insurance providers. I am currently registered with Telus Health eClaims, Blue Cross, & providerConnect.

If you would like to discuss this or any therapeutic treatment please reach out to us.

 

New client forms

We encourage all new clients to download and review the intake forms. You can also print them if you wish and fill them out in advance of your first visit. 

Information for clients wishing to book an appointment.

In order to keep our clients and fellow therapists safe, please review the following questions prior to booking:

  • Have you tested positive for COVID-19 that you have not fully recovered from?
  • Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms? *(Not related to a previously documented health concern) https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/when-to-seek-help.
    • fever (i.e. chills, sweats)
    • cough or worsening of a previous cough
    • sore throat
    • headache
    • shortness of breath*
    • muscle aches
    • sneezing
    • nasal congestion/runny nose
    • hoarse voice
    • diarrhea
    • unusual fatigue
    • loss of sense of smell or taste
    • red, purple or blueish lesions on the feet, toes, or fingers without clear cause
  • Have you traveled outside of Nova Scotia within the last 14 days?
  • Have you had unprotected close contact with individuals who have a confirmed or presumptive diagnosis of COVID-19 (e.g. individuals exposed without appropriate PPE in use)?
 
If you have answered yes to any of these questions we are sorry but we can not schedule an appointment with you at this time, however we do urge you to please call 811.

If you have answered yes to any of these questions on the date of your scheduled appointment, please cancel the appointment and please call 811.