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Give Your Body The Tools It Needs to Heal.

Our bodies have an incredible ability to self-heal. The primary role of the naturopathic doctor is to facilitate healing by identifying and then removing obstacles preventing optimal health.   Along with each patient, they support the creation and maintenance of a healthy internal and external environment so that each person can live their best life.

Naturopathic and Osteopathic visits are covered under most extended health care plans.

By Taking The Time to Understand The Whole Person We Discover the Root of Dis-ease.

Health and illness are dependent on a combination of many factors including physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, environmental, chemical, hormonal, social, etc…It is necessary to take all of these factors into account when treating the whole person. When these factors are functioning harmoniously it sets up the optimal environment for our bodies to heal, recover from illness, and prevent future disease.

What is a Naturopathic Doctor?

Naturopathic doctors are highly-educated primary care providers who integrate standard medical diagnostics with a broad range of natural therapies including diet and lifestyle changes, botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation and traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, may also be used during treatments.

Some of the conditions treated by Naturopathic Doctors include:

  • Digestive complaints such as GERD, IBS, IBD, constipation, food intolerances
  • Stress management
  • Respiratory complaints, such as allergies, asthma, colds and flus
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
  • Hormone problems, for example, acne, infertility, menstrual complaints, menopause, thyroid issues
  • Pain management such as arthritis, and sports injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular diseases such as cholesterol and blood pressure

Naturopathic and Osteopathic visits are covered under most extended health care plans.

What To Expect

All initial appointments are booked as a First Visit Integrative Medicine Appointment and billed under Naturopathic services. The initial consultation is a one hour appointment for $275.  (Follow up Naturopathy appointments range from $50 – 190 depending on the time required)This allows me to assess each patient through multiple health systems to better arrive at the root of your concerns. These appointments can be billed through extended health insurance under Naturopathic Medicine. 

When you Click on the Book Appointment Button you will be prompted to choose either a telemedicine Consult or an In Person Consult at the Center for Integrative Medicine – Brooklin Location 


Naturopathic and Osteopathic visits are covered under most extended health care plans.