What is Naturopathic Medicine

Learn more about how naturopathic medicine is an essential part of your health care regime.

Naturopathic medicine is a unique discipline of clinical sciences that merges the modern medical diagnostic tools, with evidence-based as well as time-proven holistic treatments.

A naturopath’s role is to help you address the fundamental cause of illness and help you approach your health from many different angles. Depending on your health concerns, naturopathic medicine can offer you alternative medical solutions to conventional approaches, as well as treatments that can work alongside your current medical prescriptions.

What to Expect

My goal is to thoroughly assess your case and develop safe and effective treatment plans designed to address the whole person through individualized care. My treatment plans can include a combination of botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, traditional chinese medicine, visceral manipulation, and if and when indicated, pharmaceutical treatments. Dietary and lifestyle modifications provide a foundation to which all other treatments are built upon.

Qualifications

Naturopathic doctors require a 4-year undergraduate degree including prerequisite medical sciences from an accredited university, before applying to a four year post graduate program at a CNME accredited naturopathic college.

During and after their 4 years of study, naturopathic doctors are required to write two sets of board exams administered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE), before they are able to register for their license. Our naturopathic doctors are licensed and regulated by the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. Naturopathic medicine is not covered by provincial health care but is recognized and covered by most benefit plans.

In Ontario, Naturopathic doctors have been granted a broad scope of practice. I have obtained the rights to prescribe a number of controlled substances such as bio-identical hormones and injectable therapies.

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Schedule a Visit with Me

If you’re interested in optimizing your health and working with me, let’s book an appointment.

Dr. Lee’s practice is full. She is not accepting new patients at the moment and our waitlist is full. Please check back in early spring for new patient openings.