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Frequently Asked Questions

During your initial consultation, we will complete a full health history to assess your current health, health needs, and any needed testing. You will receive an intake form ahead of your initial consult, and back and forth QandA and direction for lab testing that may need to be completed, prior to you getting your treatment plan. As well, you will receive an education module to review, that suits your concerns, prior to your completed treatment plan.
Understanding you and your needs will help us develop a personalized treatment plan specific to your goals.
We will also take the time to carefully review any test results and how it impacts your treatment plan.
Short or extended follow-up visits are then scheduled on an as-needed basis to keep you on track and monitor your progress. The frequency and length of these visits depend on your health requirements. Accountability touch points and educational group sessions, and open office hours for Q&As for your care occur monthly.

Typically patients need 6 visits to overcome one area of health or one health concern. Often patients will see their naturopathic doctor for more frequent visits in the first two years, and then see the frequency and length of visits diminish overtime. 

Naturopathic medicine is an approach to the body to get it working for you, optimizing the body’s biochemistry using nutrition, lifestyle changes, physical medicine, supplements and medications when needed. We work closely with specialists, physicians and psychotherapists, to make sure your treatment plan has no gaps. We give our patients an understanding of what’s going on with their health, and what they can be doing to help get better, faster.

Naturopathic doctors have a minimum of 3 years of university education followed by 4 years at an accredited Naturopathic college.

In Naturopathic Medical College, Naturopathic Doctors study advanced medical and clinical sciences, health diagnostics such as laboratory testing, clinical diagnosis, differential diagnosis, naturopathic assessment, natural therapies (including nutrition, supplements, botanical therapies, lifestyle counseling and acupuncture), and complete a 1-year clinical internship to gain clinical experience.

Naturopathic visits are currently NOT covered by OHIP, however most extended care plans do cover the full or partial cost of the visit.
Please check with your extended health care provider for coverage or view our Insurance Information page. Naturopathic Doctors have access to medical labs to requisition blood work. However, this service is also not covered by OHIP.

We do not provide our patients with Direct Billing.

You will always receive an itemized paid invoice available for recall in the CHARM patient portal, in .pdf form, that you can submit on your own to your insurance provider, or, keep for your records.

Our Naturopathic Doctors are well versed in pharmaceutical medicine and have prescribing rights, as allowed by the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Ontario. They can support patients in better understanding the medication they are taking, giving treatment plans that work as an adjunct to her patients” conventional treatment plan (including drugs and surgery) to improve quality of life, reducing adverse effects and support for improving your health so that you can approach your prescribing doctor about weaning off your medication or staying on your medication with confidence.

Our naturopathic doctors treat a variety of conditions. We recommend you work with your naturopathic doctor after every visit to your family physician. Common health complaints include: indigestion, IBS, diarrhea, constipation, insomnia, anxiety, natural supports for the immune system in pregnancy and breastfeeding, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, chronic pain management, rosacea, PCOS, fibroids, peri-menopause, menopause, chronic fatigue, burnout, stress management, post-cancer recovery, lupus, post-traumatic brain injury, concussions, post-stroke care.

Naturopathy and homeopathy are medical disciplines that have existed for hundreds of years.

Many people use the terms naturopathy and homeopathy interchangeably. However, they are two distinct disciplines of medicine, with different natural treatment plans and philosophies.

The goal of naturopathy is to treat the whole person, and also focuses on preventative medicine. Naturopathy can effectively treat a variety of health conditions.

Homeopathy is a single medical discipline which focuses exclusively on homeopathic remedies as treatment. It also treats a wide variety of health concerns. Its philosophy is to treat “like” with “like.” This means that whatever is causing your illness can also be used to cure it. Therefore, the homeopathic remedy corresponds to the symptoms.

In our practice at Make Care Health, homeopathy is often used as support for a protocol, or for child cases, or for when the patient needs a gentle remedy.

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