Naturopathic Visit F.A.Q

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

  • Naturopathic Medicine uses different therapies, or modalities, to treat the whole person. We have various "tools in our toolbox" to address different concerns such as: homeopathy, nutritional counseling, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy and much more. So if you need alternative options for treatment, Naturopathic medicine can provide that.
  • People that have a history of chronic conditions may need some additional support. Naturopathic treatments are great for adjunctive care to help improve or slow the progression of certain disease processes.
  • Oftentimes, a number of symptoms are interconnected and they point to an imbalance or deficiency in an organ system. Naturopaths seek to address those large, root issues to your concerns.
  • If you would like to find out more, you can book a free Meet and Greet appointment with Dr. Coleman

What happens at New Patient visits?

  • Review your past medical history and any recent labs/imaging, if available
  • Talk over your case and concerns more thoroughly
  • Discuss and develop a customized treatment plan to address your specific needs
  • Talk about follow up appointments, additional treatment appointments (ex. hydrotherapy, acupuncture, etc.) and any new labs that need to be ordered

What is your cancellation policy?

  • There is a 24hr cancellation policy for Naturopathic visits. 
  • You can notify the clinic via phone or email to cancel your appointment. 
  • Since considerable time is spent preparing for each visit, the patient will be charged 50% of the appointment fee if the appointment is not canceled 24 hours prior. 

Are Naturopaths covered by OHIP?

  • Currently, OHIP does not cover Naturopathic Medicine visits. Some extended healthcare packages will include coverage for Naturopathic visits, so you should check the details of your coverage. 
  • Lab requisitions and blood work can be requested by a Naturopathic Doctor, but OHIP does not cover these services.

What forms of payment are accepted?

  • Payment is processed at the end of each appointment. 
  • We accept: debit, credit, cash, cheque and mobile payments.

What happens at Follow-up visits?

  • Discuss any improvements or changes since the last visit
  • Review any labs/imaging that were received since initial appointment
  • Go over the Diet diary that you have completed since the last visit, and discuss any dietary changes necessary
  • Adjust treatment plan as necessary to adapt to the patients' needs