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What to Expect

Your first 90-minute appointment is an information-gathering session and will begin with a thorough discussion about your medical history and health concerns followed by a physical examination. The goal is to understand you and all the factors that impact your health. Certain laboratory tests may be required for assessment and diagnosis.
Please bring your completed intake package to your initial visit (intake form, consent forms and dietary journal available for downloading below), plus relevant laboratory test results.
If you are currently taking supplements or medications, please bring the bottles to your initial visit.

Subsequent Visits
A second 60-minute visit is scheduled one week after the initial visit. This week allows Suzanne to thoroughly assess your information, so that she can create an individualized treatment plan to get you on the right track towards good health.

Subsequent 45-minute visits are scheduled accordingly in order to follow-up with your treatment and health changes.

How many follow-up visits are needed and how often?
This depends on the type and extent of your health concern and the type of treatment involved. You may require weekly visits or monthly visits, depending on your individualized treatment plan. If acupuncture treatments are required, then weekly visits may be recommended for up to 6-8 weeks. Otherwise, follow-up visits may be scheduled one to six months apart for check ups and preventive maintenance.

Laboratory Services

Functional and standard laboratory testing of blood, saliva, urine, hair and stool, is available through LifeLabs, CML and In-Common Labs. Requisition forms can be obtained from Suzanne. Please note that OHIP does not cover laboratory tests requested by naturopathic doctors, therefore patients are required to pay for these services.

Gastrointestinal profiles:

  • Comprehensive stool analysis with or without parasitology
    -Evaluates digestion, absorption, gut flora, and colonic environment. The profile is indicated for all chronic GI problems, acute bowel pattern changes, and for many systemic diseases. Provides a sensitivity panel for treating pathogenic flora.

  • Yeast stool culture
    - Evaluates the concentration of yeast and includes a sensitivity panel for prescriptive or natural agents.

  • Candida Antibodies and immune complexes
    - Analyzes blood for immune response antibodies to Candida albicans.



  • Urea breath test for H.pylori

Toxic elements profile:

  • Urine toxic elements test
    - Measures urinary excretion of toxic metals, such as lead, mercury, and arsenic. This is an ideal test for patients who suspect toxic element exposure.

  • Hair toxic element test
    - Evaluates hair sample for levels of toxic elements. Indicated for patients who suspect heavy metal toxicity.

Hormone profiles:

  • Women’s hormonal testing
    - Measures saliva levels of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA and cortisol levels.

  • Cortisol testing
    - Measures saliva cortisol levels at four times during a 24-hour period to detect adrenal- related cortisol dysregulation.

  • Men’s hormonal testing
    - Measures saliva levels of estrogen, testosterone, DHEA and cortisol levels.

  • Comprehensive thyroid assessment
    - Blood test measures the levels of TSH, free T4, free T3, reverse T3, anti-TPO antibodies to assess thyroid function and detect auto-immune conditions.

Immune profiles:

  • IgG Food intolerance antibodies
    - Measures IgG antibodies found in serum in response to food intolerances. Non-vegetarian and vegetarian food panels are available.

  • IgG and IgE food intolerance antibodies
    - Measures both IgG and IgE antibodies found in serum in response to food intolerances.

  • Celiac and gluten-sensitivity profile
    - Measures serum levels of Gliadin IgG/IgA, Tissue transglutaminase IgG/IgA, deamidated gliadin peptide IgG/IgA and wheat IgG.

 

Nutritional profiles:

  • Serum levels of vitamins - A, beta-carotene, B1, B6, B12, C, D3, E, folate
  • Serum levels of minerals - iron, magnesium, zinc

 

Routine Blood work:

  • Any type of blood work ordered by your medical doctor can be ordered by your naturopathic doctor, but the fee is not covered by OHIP. Many tests are covered by your health insurance plan, please check your plan for details.

Urinalysis:

  • ChemStrip 10 - routine screening with a dipstick to evaluate specific gravity, pH, leukocytes, nitrites, ketones, protein, glucose, and blood in urine.

 

Pricing

First visit (90 minutes)
- intake session - $175

Second visit (60 minutes)
- initiation of treatment plan - $115

Third and subsequent visits (45 minutes)
- monitoring and modification of treatment plan - $95

Home visits (subsequent visits only) $125/hour
Telephone consultations $95/hour

Special rates available for children (individuals 12 years and younger) and seniors (individuals 65 years old and older).

Fees are payable at the end of each visit by cheque or cash. Any prescribed botanicals, supplements or homeopathics are not included in the above fees.

Please give at least 24 hours cancellation notice if you cannot make it to your appointment. For appointments cancelled on the same day or missed appointments, the full cost of the appointment will be charged.

Gift certificates are available.

OHIP / Extended Healthcare Plan Coverage
While naturopathic medicine is not covered by OHIP, it is covered by many extended healthcare plans. Please contact your insurance provider to confirm your coverage. Suzanne will provide you with the necessary receipts to allow you to benefit from your plan. If you do not have coverage, Suzanne encourages you to request that your insurance provider include coverage for naturopathic health care.

 

 

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Online Forms

Please fill out the below forms and bring them to your initial consultation:

Intake Package for Children (A "child" is 12 years old or younger)
Children's Intake Form
Children's treatment Consent Form
Privacy Policy Consent Form
Diet Diary

Intake Package for Adults
Intake Form
Privacy Policy Consent Form
Treatment Consent Form
Diet Diary

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