Are your services covered by OHIP? No, but many private insurance plans do cover naturopathic treatments. Please contact Dr. Holly for more information about fees.
Are you able to order bloodwork? Yes, Naturopathic Doctors are legally allowed to order bloodwork in the province of Ontario. However, these tests are not covered by OHIP.
What kind of education do naturopathic doctors receive?
All naturopathic doctors must have a university bachelor degree before beginning the Bachelor of Naturopathy program at an accredited college. Candidates in the Bachelor of Naturopathy program undergo 4 intensive years of more than 1200 hours of clinical experience and over 3000 hours of classroom training. The focus of training is in biomedical sciences (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, immunology, clinical pathology, environmental health, public health, and pharmacology), clinical sciences (physical and clinical diagnosis, clinical pathology, and diagnostic imaging), and naturopathic modalities (nutrition, botanical medicine, traditional chinese medicine/acupuncture, physical medicine, health psychology, lifestyle counselling, and homeopathy).
Is naturopathic medicine a licensed and regulated profession? Yes, in North America. Naturopathic Doctors in the province of Ontario must pass the Naturopathic Physician Licensing Examinations and the Ontario Naturopathic Board Exams in order to be considered for licensure and registration. Current regulation in Ontario is under the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (www.collegeofnaturopaths.on.ca).