FAQ

Yes! We offer direct billing for the following list of insurance companies. (Sunlife, Canada Life, Manulife, claim secure, iA financial group, Desjardins, Johnson, Johnston Group, Blue Cross, Equitable Life, Public Service, beneva, BPA, Canadian Construction, Chambers of Commerce, CINUP, Coughlin, Cowan, D.A.Townley, First Canadian, GMS, GroupHealth, GroupSource, Manion, Maximum Benefit, People, RWAM, Simply Benefits, Union Benefits, UV, GreenShield, and SSQ)

If you do not see your company in the list, please call for more info. To learn more about coverage amounts available to you for Naturopathic services please call your insurance provider.

Please see our booking calendar for more info about costs. If you are going through a rough patch and genuinely cannot afford care at this time but are very committed to improving your health please call! We do offer a few spots at reduced costs for those that are truly in need.

For Children, Initial visits run approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes (we allow plenty of time to ensure complex cases are able to be completed in the allotted time). We will discuss main concerns, day to day living (energy, sleep, digestion, mood/focus, diet, stress, etc.), family health history and any other relevant information. After the discussion we will perform an energetic health assessment. Energy testing rests on the ancient knowledge that our body is constantly communicating with our environment, and we can tap into this communication to gain insight and information about energy levels, nutrient levels, contributing factors to ill health (i.e. pathogenic factors, dysbiosis, environmental toxicity, etc.), food intolerances and more. Children find this type of assessment very comfortable and easy. Once we have gathered all the necessary information we will discuss the results and treatment plan.*

For Adults, the process is slightly different. There is an initial visit plus a 1st follow up to complete before treatment is started. Initial visits run approximately 50 minutes (it is difficult to assign an exact time to appointments as some people come in with one concern and others come in with five…we always make sure all concerns are heard and addressed, so please be understanding if your visit runs long or short). We will discuss your main concerns, chronic health conditions outside your main concerns, day to day living (energy, sleep, digestion, mood/focus, diet, stress, etc.), health (and family) history, health goals, and any other relevant information. We always ask if you’ve had bloodwork or other testing completed in the past 6-12 months that you can either bring this with you or send it to us once you are able to gain access to these results. You can sign up and gain access to your health records HERE. We will send you home to complete a couple simple assessments to be discussed in your 1st follow up.
The 1st follow up runs approximately 45 minutes and consists of a review of your at home assessments, any medical testing results that have not already been discussed and an energetic health assessment. Energy testing rests on the ancient knowledge that our body is constantly communicating with our environment, and we can tap into this communication to gain insight and information about energy levels, nutrient levels, contributing factors to ill health (i.e. pathogenic factors, dysbiosis, environmental toxicity, etc.), food intolerances and more. If your appointment is in person you will also benefit from the use of our PEMF mat while the testing is completed. (Read more about PEMF mats). With the testing complete we will discuss the results and treatment plan.*

* A free phone check in is included with all initial appointments to touch base after treated has started to address questions and assess initial stages of progress.

Every individual is different and the number and frequency of follow-up visits will depend on the severity of the condition, how long you have had it, your vitality, and your dedication to getting better. That said, most people do see improvements within 1-4 weeks. Follow up visits are an extremely vital part of your ongoing improvement so that we can build on your progress, update your treatment protocol, and discuss any concerns as they come up.

Maybe…but it is always up to you whether or not you decide to follow through on recommendations. It can be beneficial to avoid certain foods for a period of time to minimize symptoms but the goal is not to have you living an uncomfortably restrictive lifestyle.

Naturopathic Medicine is extremely safe, as indicated by malpractice data, insurance statistics and favourable safety records. However, natural does not mean harmless, so skill and knowledge are required as with any diagnosis and treatment of health conditions.

Yes. Your naturopathic doctor is very well versed in what is safe to combine and how to improve your health alongside your medications. In many cases supporting your health with naturopathic medicine can actually help your body to utilize your medicines more effectively so that you don’t have to keep adjusting your dose over time.

Naturopathic Doctors complete 3 or 4 years of pre-med training (usually achieving a bachelor’s degree) and then have 4 years of training at an accredited naturopathic medical college. NDs must successfully complete provincial board exams prior to being granted licensure. NDs in Alberta are licensed and regulated by the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (http://cnda.net).

Conditions treated: 

Allergies, Colds, & Flus

Mental Health

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Burnout
  • Trauma
  • Panic/Anxiety Attacks
  • Insomnia
  • Grief

Digestive Health

  • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Heartburn
  • Reflux
  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Constipation/Diarrhea
  • SIBO

Weight Loss

High Blood Pressure

Acute and Chronic Pain conditions

Headaches

Hormones

  • Thyroid Health
  • PMS
  • Fibroids
  • Cysts
  • Endometriosis
  • Menstrual Irregularities
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Menopause
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling “off”

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