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Frequently Asked Questions
Here, you can find answers for some of the frequently asked questions by our customers and patients.
Q: What Is Naturopathic Medicine and How Are Naturopathic Doctors Trained?
Q: Are You Covered by OHIP?
A: No. However, most private insurance companies do cover licensed naturopathic doctors. Consult your provider or employer for more information.
Q: What Can I Expect from My First Appointment?
A: Your first visit will be about an hour long. We’ll thoroughly examine your health concerns; take an extensive medical history to gather important information regarding your physical, mental, and emotional health. A complaint-oriented physical exam will be performed. Depending on your health conditions, lab tests may be required or previous lab test reports from other doctors may be requested. After your first visit you may be provided initial recommendations to begin treatment.
Q: Do I Need to Bring Anything to My Appointment?
A: Your naturopathic doctor at Holistic Healing Arts can only begin the consultation upon completion of the basic intake forms. These can be downloaded from the list above and completed, or you can come in 15 minutes prior to the appointment time and fill in the ones supplied at the clinic. Please note that the question regarding any and all medications you’re currently taking is very important to the treatment recommended by the Naturopath.
Q: How Many Visits Will I Need?
A: Upon your second visit, a detailed and personalized treatment plan will be designed for you based on your current health conditions and long-term health goals. Treatment is initiated and a follow-up visit is scheduled to monitor progress or administer treatment protocols, such as acupuncture, if that happens to be a part of your individual treatment program.
Q: Do I Have to Be a Patient to Shop in the Naturopathic Dispensary?
A: No. Everyone is welcome to shop for supplements, nutrients, and medicinal products. This space is open to the public.
Q: Can Children Be Treated with Naturopathic Medicine?
A: Yes. We encourage parents to bring their children for treatment as well. It is especially important to treat while young to prevent illness from progressing later in life. Children have a lot of vitality and are often very receptive to natural therapies.
Q: What Is the Difference Between a Naturopathic Doctor and a Medical Doctor?
A: Though naturopathic doctors receive extensive training in primary care, pathology, and disease diagnosis, they are different from medical doctors in philosophy, treatment techniques and approach to therapy.
A medical doctor may approach an illness by evaluating symptoms and prescribing pharmaceuticals and/or surgery. In naturopathic medicine, the main aim is to address the underlying cause of illness, and to treat it. Every person is accepted as a unique being, with his or her own individual experience and reality. This is important to help create a unique healing strategy and to guide treatment. Treatment is aimed at returning the individual to a state of balance and to support the innate ability of the body to heal itself using non-invasive, natural therapies. These therapies may include nutritional assessment and counselling, stress management skills, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, homeopathy, and mind-body counselling. We believe that effective treatment is restorative, empowering and promotes whole body health.
Q: Will Naturopathic Medicine Interfere with Medications or My Medical Doctor’s Treatments?
A: No. Naturopathic doctors are educated to be able to co-ordinate with other health professions and their treatments. Natural treatments and therapies are carefully chosen so that there is no interference with your other treatment’s effectiveness. Our in-depth analysis of drug interactions with supplements and nutrients can be supportive for overall health and result in more effective benefit from other medications. A naturopathic doctor will never take a patient off a medication prescribed by another physician. This decision must be made between the patient and the prescribing doctor.
Q: Are Naturopathic Doctors Regulated in Ontario?
A: Yes, they are regulated under the Naturopathy Act, 2007, which was proclaimed on July 1, 2015. Naturopathic Doctors are now a regulated health profession under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA).
As the regulatory body for the profession, the College of Naturopaths of Ontario supports the public’s right to safe, competent, and ethical naturopathic care. The College does this by setting requirements to enter the profession, establishing comprehensive standards, and administering quality assurance programs. Acting in the public interest, the College holds Ontario’s regulated Naturopaths accountable for their conduct and practice.
In addition, the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors only accepts registered naturopathic doctors as members. For more information, visit www.collegeofnaturopaths.on.ca.
Prices and Policies
Naturopathic Doctors: HST Exempt
Initial Consultation $140.00
2nd Consultation $95.00
Follow-up $60.00 - $85.00
Naturopathic Manipulation $30.00
Quick Check (ear check, throat check, etc.) $30.00
Manual Osteopath: HST Exempt
Initial Consultation $70.00
Elapromed Skin Therapy
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Renew You Strategy Please contact our clinic for pricing information
Intravenous Therapy Please contact our clinic for pricing information
*At Holistic Healing Arts, we take the following form of payment: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Cash and Debit.
All appointments take time, effort, and commitment from both the front desk staff and practitioners, to satisfy your better health. Appointments are assigned a specific length of time and honoured as specified. We require 24-hour notice for any cancellation, or a missed appointment fee will be charged. We appreciate your cooperation and courtesy.