Frequently Asked Questions

What will my first appointment be like?

Your first visit will last approximately 60-90 minutes. Please fill in the New Patient intake form in the 'Forms' section of this website. We will review your comprehensive patient history and a concern-oriented physical assessment will be done. Please bring a list of all current medications and supplements with you, along with any recent bloodwork and/or diagnostic imaging results. Some treatment recommendations are made during the initial visit.

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Does OHIP cover Naturopathic services?

Naturopathic doctors are not covered by OHIP in the province of Ontario . However, most extended health benefits packages cover visits to licensed naturopathic doctors up to a certain amount per family member per year. Consult your benefits package for details.

How can Naturopathic Medicine help me?

Naturopathic medicine can support all forms of health concerns — from pediatric to geriatric, from irritating systems to chronic illness and from the physical to the psychological. 

Naturopathic medicine may be beneficial for:

  • Prevention and health promotion strategies.
  • Patients that have a range of symptoms that they have been unable to address on their own or with the help of other medical practitioners.
  • Patients that have been diagnosed with an illness, often serious or chronic and are looking for treatment options. Naturopathic medicine is very effective for improving quality of life for those with serious and life threatening illnesses.
  • Patients that are looking to combine conventional and naturopathic treatments with the aim of minimizing side effects of drugs, surgery or conventional treatments.Patients that have a range of symptoms that they have been unable to address on their own or with the help of other medical practitioners.
  • Those looking for support through chronic or serious illness. Naturopathic medicine can be helpful for improving quality of life for those with serious illnesses.
  • Patients that are looking to combine conventional and naturopathic treatments (Source: The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors)

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Contact me for more information! By email at dr.adriana@newleafhealth.ca or by phone at 416.473.9517.

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