Frequently Asked Questions
Naturopaths are medically-trained, licensed doctors in Ontario who provide patients with solutions in conjunction with, or alternative to the conventional pharmaceutical approach. We use thorough clinical intakes, physical examinations and diagnostic testing to find out the root cause to your health concerns. Naturopathic doctors attend 8 years of post-secondary education and are required to write rigorous examinations in order to be licensed to practice in Ontario
Anyone! Whether you would like additional help managing a chronic disease or symptom, or would like to learn more and optimize your health, naturopaths can work with you at any level to improve your overall health. Naturopathic doctors can be a great and integral part of your health care team.
A homeopath is a practitioner that solely uses homeopathy as their main modality of treatment and are not considered “doctors” in the province of Ontario. Naturopaths are trained to use homeopathy as a tool for treatment, but the use in practice depends on the naturopath. There is a difference in the level of medical education between the two practitioners, with naturopathic doctors having a higher degree of education in medicine.
Naturopathic doctors encourage open communication with all other healthcare professionals, including your M.D. We know that there are situations that are appropriate to use naturopathic medicine, and others when conventional medical approaches are required, and are trained to refer when necessary.
This depends on your situation and the level of illness. Severe chronic illness may require a complete overhaul to see improvements in your health, while less serious conditions may require some simple basic changes. However, I always work with each patient to provide a treatment plan that works at their own, individual realistic pace in order to achieve sustained results