Naturopathic doctors are primary healthcare practitioners rigorously trained and skilled to assess, diagnose, and treat a wide range of health conditions using natural treatments and medicine.Learn More
When you visit an ND, they will complete an extensive health history and physical examination. They will review your medications and evaluate laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging in order to make a proper diagnosis.
Naturopathic doctors are primary healthcare practitioners and general practitioners of natural medicine. They receive a minimum of 3 years of pre-medical university education, followed by 4 years of education from an accredited naturopathic medical college. Naturopathic doctors utilize a range of treatment modalities, including traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, clinical nutrition, homeopathy, physical medicine, botanical medicine, and lifestyle counselling.
Homeopaths are healthcare practitioners who have been trained in the use of, and who prescribe solely, homeopathic medicines.
Naturopathic medicine is not covered by MSI. However, most private health insurance plans cover naturopathic visits.
Most private health insurance plans provide naturopathic coverage which will cover a percentage of appointments with a naturopathic doctor (depending on your individual plan). You can contact your insurance provider for details on your naturopathic insurance coverage. Appointments with a naturopathic doctor are not covered by health insurance under the category of “acupuncture” unless the proving naturopathic doctor is also a licensed acupuncturist (LAc.).