Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect during my initial naturopathic visit?

Your initial naturopathic visit will be 1 hour in duration. Prior to this visit, it is requested that you complete the appropriate intake forms and review of systems forms. These forms can be found under the New Patients tab.


Please arrive 25 minutes before your appointment, if you are unable to fill out the forms in advance.


During this one hour visit, Naturopathic Doctor, Ritu Deol will take the time to gather extensive information about your health concern and all the factors in your life that contribute to your health and wellness. If needed, a relevant physical exam will be performed. Additionally, a treatment plan will be discussed with you. Follow up and additional information about your treatment plan will be discussed during your follow-up visit.



Are Naturopathic Doctors the same as Holistic Doctors?

NO. Only the title's of; Naturopathic Doctor and Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine are regulated under the Board of Drugless Therapy. It is important to be aware that Naturopathic Doctors do not share the same title as Natural Medical Doctor, Natural Doctor, Doctor of Natural Medicine, Holistic Practitioner, or Holistic Doctor, which are NOT regulated by the board. For insurance purposes, naturopathic treatments must be administered by a licensed Naturopathic Doctor. Make sure your doctor is registered.



Do you interact with other healthcare professionals?

YES. My goal as a Naturopathic Doctor is to have my patients receive the best possible quality of care. This often entails, working in consultation with other healthcare professionals including; MDs, chiropractors, acupuncturists, physiotherapists and massage therapists to best serve my patients.



How is a Naturopathic Doctor trained?

Naturopathic Doctors obtain comprehensive and rigorous training in an educational structure similar to medical doctors. They require a Bachelor of Science degree or a minimum of three years of university education in pre-medical sciences to enter one of the 5 naturopathic schools in North America. The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine is Canada's leading accredited school for the naturopathic program. The program is four years long and incorporates over 4,500 hours of classroom training and a one year intensive clinical rotation. Following the completion their program and upon graduation from any of the colleges, they must successfully complete the NPLEx licensing exams (coordinated by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE)) before being able to legally practice.



Does OHIP cover Naturopathic Medicine?

Most extended health care providers have recognized the growing demand for Naturopathic Medicine. Check with your extended health care insurance company or employer to learn more about your specific coverage. Naturopathic services are tax deductible.



If you have any additional questions, please feel free to book a complimentary 15 minute consultation, to see how naturopathic medicine can help you & your family. Contact Ritu today!