Frequently Asked Questions
How are naturopathic doctors trained?
Naturopathic doctors (NDs) must first must complete a minimum of three years pre-medical training at university then complete four years post-graduate training at an accredited naturopathic medical school. Currently there is only 7 Naturopathic Medical Schools in North America, 2 of which are in Canada located in Toronto, Ontario and New Westminster, BC. The curriculum includes studies of biomedical science, clinical sciences and naturopathic therapeutics, along with 1 year internship treating patients under supervision of a licensed ND. Naturopathic Doctors must complete board examinations prior to receiving licensure and are required to complete certified continued education hours annually to maintain practicing status.
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a natural approach to treating the root cause within each individual. Supporting the bodies natural healing process to rid the body of dis-ease. Naturopathic doctors are primary care providers that are trained to diagnose, treat and prevent disease. Through a deep understanding of each individual and taking into account their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and environmental factors that may be impacting their health. NDs have an extensive training in the mind-body connection, while using various modalities to treat their patients.
What will treatment look like?
Each individual will have a different treatment based on their presentation. Through the use of our modalities, botanical medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy. Your ND will take the time to listen to your presenting case, and will give you an individualized treatment plan. Treatment plan follow up appointments will vary depending on your case.
How often will I have to come back?
Follow up frequency will vary depending on each patients presenting condition, but are often booked every four to six weeks. If your ND recommends a series of acupuncture treatments, these are booked once or twice a week for a series of six to eight weeks. Naturopathic Medicine is a long term relationship to maintain optimal health. This isn’t a quick fix approach to health. Much of the healing comes from the commitment on the patients part to working with the practitioner to achieve their health goals.
Why do individuals go to see a naturopathic doctor?
- Learn how to create lifestyle changes that facilitate disease prevention
- To optimize overall health and quality of life long term
- Get to the root cause of chronic health conditions
- Looking for guidance for which natural health products [supplements, herbs, homeopathic] their body might need
- Wanting to better understand their wide range of symptoms, and find the missing links to their health and vitality
Are visits covered by OHIP?
No, but most extended healthcare benefits cover naturopathic medicine. Contact your insurer for more details to see if you have coverage. Naturopathic visit fees are tax exempt, while the recommended treatments using natural health products are not.
Where is your in-office located?
North London Ontario within Urospot. At 200 Villagewalk Blvd suite 101
When entering into the building owned by Domus development London, you walk straight across you will see Urospot. When entering through the glass doors, please check in at the front.
Where can I park?
There is free onsite parking for all patients.