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Suzanne Ho-Miecznikowski
 

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Naturopathic medicine is a primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with tradition and natural forms of medicine.

The naturopathic philosophy is to educate and support your body to promote healing and optimal health by treating the underlying cause of disease.

Suzanne recommends naturopathic treatments based on the individual patient - taking into consideration physiological, structural, psychological, social, environmental, and lifestyle factors.

Treatments Used

Suzanne uses a variety of treatments, based on an individual’s specific needs in order to achieve optimal health. They include Clinical Nutrition, Botanical Medicine, Homeopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Physical Medicine, and Lifestyle Counselling.

Benefits of seeing a Naturopathic Doctor

There are a variety of reasons why people of all ages can benefit from seeing a naturopathic doctor.  Some may be healthy, but wish to improve their state of well-being and to prevent future diseases; others may be suffering from an acute illness such as a cold, flu, or headache and want to become healthy naturally; and still others may have a chronic or degenerative condition and are looking for a more natural approach to their treatment which can work in conjunction with their conventional medical care. Click for information on specific conditions Suzanne can help manage.

Suzanne is here to serve you and will work with other professionals in your health care team to help you achieve your best health. She may refer you to other practitioners, such as medical doctors, chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and midwives.

No referral is necessary to see Suzanne.

Naturopathic Training

Admission to a recognized naturopathic medical college requires a minimum of three years of a full-time undergraduate university program. Prospective students must apply and complete interview requirements in order to be considered.

Once accepted into the post-graduate program, the naturopathic medical curriculum is an intensive four-year, full-time program that includes the study of medical and clinical sciences (anatomy, physiology, pharmacology), diagnostics (differential diagnosis and laboratory diagnosis), and naturopathic principles and therapeutics (botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, counselling, and manipulation). 

A one-year clinic internship provides 1500 hours of direct patient contact under the guidance of licensed Naturopathic doctors.

On completion of this four-year program, naturopathic medical students must write and pass two sets of rigorous North American standardized board examinations and provincial licensing examinations before they may legally use the title Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine or “N.D.” Licensed doctors in Ontario are required to take continuing education courses to remain in good standing with the regulatory body.
 
Regulation of Naturopathic Doctors

As of July 1, 2015, Naturopathic Doctors in Ontario are regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act (1991), similar to other health care professions such as physicians, chiropractors, pharmacists and dentists. The newly formed College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO) will regulate Naturopathic Doctors in the province, ensuring high quality primary health care. The profession was previously regulated by the Drugless Practitioners Act of 1925.

Please make sure that your Naturopathic Doctor is licenced and registered by contacting the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.

Prescription Medications and Naturopathy

Licensed naturopathic doctors are trained in pharmacology and have knowledge of drug-nutrient/herb interactions. You may be taking important prescription medications that cannot be stopped, but naturopathic doctors can help you manage any side effects that you experience and in appropriate cases, possibly lower your required dose. Please consult with Suzanne directly before adjusting any prescription medications.

 

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