We're thrilled to welcome the newest member of our wellness team - Dr. Amanda Satov!
"Naturopathic medicine is about treating the whole person. Whatever brings you to seek out this type of care will lead you to improving more than simply that one thing. NDs are primary care physicians with an additional education in Nature cures.
I can help you by providing support and wisdom, along with practical and accessible tools to help guide you to connecting with your authentic self.
My time in medical school opened my eyes to the wonders of the human body as well as the light within myself. It taught me that anything is possible, and that I am here to remind others of that."
What to expect
Naturopathic Medicine is a holistic health care model that treats the whole person, and addresses the root cause of symptoms. In embarking on this journey to health together you can expect:
to be given the time to truly have your story heard
a symptom-based physical exam
a treatment that may include; botanical medicine, counselling, acupuncture, diet and lifestyle modifications, food as medicine, Reiki
collaborative, patient-centred care
additional resolution of symptoms unrelated to your main concern
What is the training of naturopathic doctors?
Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) must complete a bachelor’s degree, followed by a 4-year post-graduate program at an accredited naturopathic medical school.
The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto provides an intensive program which includes more than 1200 hours of clinical experience and more than 3000 hours of classroom training.
The program covers biomedical sciences, clinical sciences, and naturopathic therapeutics. Students must also write and pass two sets of licensing exams offered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE) in order to be licensed.
What does the initial consultation look like?
Your initial consultation is ninety minutes in length, and will primarily be used as an information gathering session. Your ND will take a thorough case history, asking questions about all body systems, your daily life, your health history, and family medical history. Complaint based physical exams will also be performed. The initial consultation is an opportunity to share any relevant information with your ND, and for them to hear your story and learn about what makes you unique.
Can I still see my Medical Doctor and a naturopath?
Yes! NDs can function as primary care physicians, though collaborative care can be beneficial as well.
All your healthcare practitioners have your best interest at heart and work together in order to provide you with the highest quality care. Few health care providers deliver complete care independently and
Is Naturopathic Medicine scientific?
Naturopathic medicine can be described as science-based, natural medicine. There are numerous scientific studies published that validate the efficacy and use of many of the nutraceuticals and other treatments used. Naturopathic Doctors take into account both scientific and traditional methods of medicine to provide the highest quality, individualized care to their patients.
Are services covered by OHIP/Insurance?
Visits with your Naturopath are not covered by OHIP but are covered by most insurance plans.
What conditions can NDs treat?
NDs can treat a variety of conditions, ranging from digestive concerns and hormonal health to chronic migraines and sleep disorders. We are best at the treatment and continued care of both acute and chronic conditions, with a focus on health promotion and disease prevention.
Do I need a referral to see a Naturopathic Doctor?
You do not need a referral to come see an ND! We operate independently from the government-run health care systems and therefore you are able to book an appointment without any referrals or paperwork from your family doctor.