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If you’re unsure about what Naturopathic Medicine is, or what it can do for you, book a free 15 minute consultation and chat with Dr. Tim about how he can help. Click on the button below and select “Naturopathic Treatment” from the list.
Why You Should See Dr. Tim
You can come to Dr. Tim with whatever health concerns you have. The 2 major differences you’ll see with his treatments and others are:
1. You’re going to spend more time with him.
This allows him to hear all of your symptoms, present and past, your family history and any other pertinent information. That way he can put the puzzle pieces together and find out what the root cause is and not only help alleviate current symptoms, but also strive to cure you at the deepest level.
2. How he is going to treat you.
Dr. Tim uses diet and lifestyle modifications, counseling, supplementation, botanical medicine, Chinese medicine, homeopathy, and hydrotherapy. That way you can work together to cater a treatment plan that will work best for you.
After an initial 1-hour consultation, you’ll likely see each other a few times over the following few months to ensure your progression is going according to plan. Then when you’ve reached your short term goals, the visits will be spread out and you can come in as needed for check-ups.
Affordable Care pricing means care for everyone.
All of the therapies are safe and natural.
Food, Blood and other Testing
Testing in medicine is used to confirm/rule-out a diagnosis or monitor the progression of disease or treatment. Although most often done with a blood sample, testing can be conducted on many different samples, including hair, skin, stool, urine, saliva or any other secretion. Although not always necessary, testing can be a useful tool in helping guide treatment but can also be too heavily relied upon.
Food sensitivity testing is a way of finding out what foods might bother you that you’re not aware of and that may be contributing to your overall condition.
Dr. Tim encourages you to keep a good relationship with your family doctor so that you can get access to blood tests for free, but in the event that further testing is needed he can also request it. Dr. Tim offers two types of food testing, either IgG antibody testing, or in-house electro-dermal-sensitivity testing. He will also review any labs that you provide him and educate you about your results.
Through an extensive patient history and intake, and various diagnostic techniques including physical examinations and lab work, a Naturopathic Doctor will look at you holistically and devise an individualized treatment plan with the intention of curing, not just treating symptoms.
Some of the benefits of seeing a Naturopathic Doctor include; longer visit times allowing the understanding of you as a whole, your treatments will be natural and non-invasive and may be more effective than conventional treatment, and can complement any treatment you may already be going through for increased efficacy.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Most third party insurance companies offer benefits that cover naturopathic medicine. Most plans cover $500 worth of services whereas others provide anywhere from $300 to $1000.
At this time, naturopathic medicine is not covered by OHIP. That’s why I offer affordable care so that everyone can get the best healthcare without worrying about the cost.
Becoming an ND requires an undergraduate degree and specific prerequisite courses before attending an accredited college of naturopathic medicine for 4 years. Before practicing, an ND must pass 2 board examinations and a provincial or state licensing examination.
The two terms are often used interchangeably, however a naturopathic doctor is a licensed medical professional that must answer to a regulatory board.
Naturopathic Physicians Oath
I dedicate myself to the service of humanity as a practitioner of the art and science of Naturopathic medicine.
I will honour my teachers and all who have preserved and developed this knowledge and dedicate myself to supporting the growth and evolution of Naturopathic medicine. I will endeavour to continually improve my abilities as a healer through study, reflection, and genuine concern for humanity. I will impart knowledge of the advanced healing arts to dedicated colleagues and students.
Through precept, lecture, and example, I will assist and encourage others to strengthen their health, reduce risks for disease, and preserve the health of our planet for ourselves, our families, and future generations.
According to my best ability and judgment, I will use methods of treatment which follow the principles of Naturopathic medicine:
- First of all, to do no harm.
- To act in cooperation with the Healing Power of Nature.
- To address the fundamental causes of disease.
- To heal the whole person through individualized treatment. To teach the principles of healthy living and preventive medicine.
I will conduct my life and the practice of Naturopathic health care with vigilance, integrity, and freedom from prejudice. I will abstain from voluntary acts of injustice and corruption. I will keep confidential whatever I am privileged to witness, whether professionally or privately, that should not be divulged.
With my whole heart, before this gathering of witnesses, as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, I pledge to remain true to this oath.
Training and Regulation of a Naturopathic Doctor
Before entering one of the 7 accredited Naturopathic schools in North America, candidates must complete a 3 year Bachelors degree from an approved secondary institution. During the 4 year program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, graduating Naturopaths will have received over 3,000 hours of classroom training and over 1,200 hours of clinical experience.
Naturopaths are currently provincially regulated by the Board of Directors Drugless Therapy Naturopathy (BDDT-N) under the Drugless Practitioners Act. The profession is undergoing an extensive process to be included under the Regulated Health Practitioners Act with all other medical professionals and will then be governed by the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.