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The Initial Visit:
The initial naturopathic consultation is for all patients new to the practice. During this session we will spend 75 minutes reviewing your main health concerns, your medical history and any medications and supplements you are currently taking.
You will also receive a complaint oriented physical exam. This allows us to establish a baseline for your health, learn what is working for you and what new recommendations can help.
Please bring the following to this appointment:
- relevant lab tests, blood work or imaging within the past six months
- a list of medications, supplements or remedies your are taking
- goals for our time working with me as a naturopath and what you hope to achieve for your well being
Treatments such as acupuncture, Bowen therapy or Reiki may be provided at this appointment, depending on your concerns (ie. acute low back pain).
By the end of the visit, you will receive an initial individualized treatment plan and I may suggest further testing.
Follow Up Visits:
A 30 to 60 minute follow up second visit is scheduled approximately 2-3 weeks later to complete a comprehensive physical exam.
We will also discuss how your initial plan is going, and a possibly make changes to your treatment plan based on any additional findings or observations.
A 60 minute follow up allows time for treatment such as acupuncture at this visit.
How often do I need to come for appointments?
After the first and second visit, follow up consultations may be scheduled at 4 to 6 weeks, or 3 to 6 months. The timing is dependent on your health concern, and how long the course of recommendations (lifestyle, dietary modification, botanicals, supplements) take to see an effect.
For acupuncture weekly sessions for 3 to 6 weeks in a row is a typical treatment plan. An acute concern may improve with twice weekly sessions for 2 to 3 weeks. Chronic concerns may be longer.
Bowen therapy sessions are scheduled once a week for 1 to 3 weeks in row.
Fees work on a sliding scale, pay-as-much-as-you-can basis with standard rates in brackets.
- Initial Adult Appointment (90 min) - $110-175 ($150 Hamilton; $175 Toronto)
- Initial Child Appointment (45 min) $90 - $125 ($125)
- Follow-up consult or treatment:
- (60 min) - $100-130 ($120)
- (45 min) - $80-100 ($90)
- (30 min) - $50-75 ($75)
- (15 min) - $35-55 ($50)
These appointments are eligible for coverage under most private (school or workplace) insurance plans. Direct Billing is available for most health plans. All fees are HST exempt. Debit, cash or credit payments accepted.