- Lab work, imaging, physicians' reports
- Supplements and medications you are taking (or pictures of the bottles)
- Pictures of skin or other issues to show progression
- Insurance papers
- A mask
Yes, the front entrance will be unlocked leading up to your appointment! Once you enter, you will be prompted to take off your shoes.
The waiting area will be to your left, with signs to guide you. There, you will find instructions on accessing the wifi and bottled water. Please help yourself!
There is a washroom connected to the waiting area for you to use.
We start with you describing your chief complaint, then I ask clarifying questions about your symptoms, health history and lifestyle.
If anything requires a physical exam, we do that.
We decide on any further testing that needs to be ordered or performed on the spot.
We decide on treatments that you would like to try, and start something on the first visit.
I do further research after our visit to see if we should consider any other tests or treatments, and email you what I find.
I have dry herbs, tinctures, salves and homeopathics available in-house.
I also have acupuncture needles, electrostim, moxabustion sticks, cups, acupressure seeds, massage oil and comfy cotton sheets for massages, and towels and wool blankets for hydotherapy.
I can also perform spinal adjustments, which doesn't require any additional equipment.
Supplements that we choose together are emailed to you, which, should you choose to order them, are shipped to your home or you can buy from a health food isle or store.
Pretty much anything - Mastercard, Visa, American Express, cash, cheque, e-transfer, food, a word of gratitude.
Direct billing to insurance will be in place soon. For now, I can help you submit your claim.
They offer completely different products.
In-person, I have stocked dry herbs, tinctures and salves that you need acutely (for example, for infections) and ones that are unavailable in the online dispensary.
The online dispensary carries a large selection of herbs and supplements for chronic conditions.
I am NOT shipping out products from the in-person dispensary, but curbside pick-up is available after online or phone appointments.
Is naturopathic care for you?
Pretty much anything that isn't an emergency and doesn't require surgery or IV.
Everyday complaints that haven't been addressed, such as acne, rashes, digestive complaints, colds and flus, cold sores, urinary tract infections, irritable bladder, incontinence, allergies, thyroid issues, blood pressure and circulation issues, arthritis, aches and pains, memory and concentration issues, sexual health concerns, anxiety and depression, hair loss, premature greying and menopause.
I have also stocked up on all the hard to find herbs for Lyme disease!
I provide supportive care for asthma and cancer to add to the treatment given by your MD.
I also love to support people who are in the process of becoming mothers - before, during and after. There is also the option of having naturopathic support at your delivery after COVID regulations are lifted to once again allow doulas to be present.
You can always just come in for a massage because you are long overdue for one.
I love to hear your requests for treatments you would like to experience, since that will let me cater directly to you!
Within the next year, I plan to start offering B12 injections, bioidentical hormones, and doula delivery-room support.
Bring your insurance card and any paperwork you have and we will figure it out together.
If you want to check before your visit, log in to your insurance provider's website to see what is covered. You may need an MD referral for naturopathic coverage, but most plans don't require it. Also see if lab work is covered. If you have a section called "Health Spending Account", you can apply that amount towards lab tests.
- presented with a subpoena
- a patient has the intention to harm themselves or others
- I diagnose a communicable disease on public health's list
- being inspected by insurance
- I suspect child abuse
Not at this time. If you're feeling lucky, call to see if I'm available!
Open the email that you received when you booked the appointment. At the bottom of the email, click the yellow-orange "Sign In" button. Under Appointments, select the appointment you would like to cancel. Press the red button "Cancel Appointment". Fill in the reason field, press "Next". Press the green button "Yes, cancel my appointment".
Or just call me at 647 990 3079 and I will handle it for you.
Due to the recent emergence of this virus, no data exists on the efficacy of any naturopathic modalities on its treatment.
We do know that vitamin D deficiency is associated with more severe disease presentation (1). You can get a blood test to assess your vitamin D level and evaluate the need for supplementation.
As new research becomes available, I hope to provide evidence-informed treatment of this virus.
1. Pereira M, Dantas Damascena A, Galvão Azevedo LM, de Almeida Oliveira T, da Mota Santana J. Vitamin D deficiency aggravates COVID-19: systematic review and meta-analysis. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2020 Nov 4:1-9. doi: 10.1080/10408398.2020.1841090