In BC, Naturopathic Doctors are trained as general practitioners licensed to provide primary care. The scope of practice for an ND includes: preventive medicine, nutritional medicine, prescription drugs, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, manipulation/physical medicine, traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncture, minor surgery, and IV therapy intervention. Many Naturopathic Doctors currently work in "integrative" clinics meaning that they meet their patients with the best of both the conventional, alternative and naturopathic worlds.
NATUROPATHIC CONSULT FEES
Complimentary meet and greet - 15 min consultation
Initial Consultation - $170/60min
A comprehensive look at the ‘Whole Person’ including the traditional medical intake and physical examination. The patient will always leave their initial appointment with dietary, supplements, and other lifestyle recommendations. Follow up consultation will be determined by the nature/complexity of the case and is on a case by case basis.
45 minute Follow up $128
30 minute Follow up $85
15 minute Follow up $42
DIAGNOSTICS AND SPECIALTY TESTING
(This list is not comprehensive and does not include consult fees)
Food Intolerance (IgG only) $280 - $450
96 foods tested for delayed hypersensitivity reactions which may contribute to symptoms such as seasonal allergies. Eczema, gastrointestinal distress, headaches, joint pain and many other health issues. A common test used in our pediatric population.
Hormone Panels (Salivary) $350
Symptoms of menopause, PMS, and menstrual irregularities interfere with quality of life and relationships. Salivary testing of hormones has become recognized as an accurate method of testing for hormone levels in the tissue. Saliva testing includes estrogen (E1, E2,E3), progesterone, DHEA, testosterone and other parameters.
Adrenal Stress Index (Saliva) $280
A 4 point cortisol curve and other markers of adrenal function (including blood sugar and immunity) are mapped out using this test in order to assess degree of adrenal and/or chronic fatigue.
Micronutrient Testing $425
Pioneering researchers in orthomolecular medicine have postulated that 50% of those taking multivitamins are still vitamin deficient. Nutrient deficiencies have been linked to low immune function which is linked to arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. This is a blood draw that comprehensively tests levels of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, fatty acids and other metabolites.
Bio-Identical Saliva Hormone Evaluation and Testing Starting at $350
Bio-Identical hormones are natural hormones that are molecularly identical to those made in the human body and fully replicate all their functions. This program relieves symptoms of hormonal imbalances, PMS, menopause, adrenal fatigue, hypothyroidism and sexual dysfunction. It can also help regulate body fat levels, improve sleep and promote healthy aging without the risks associated with conventional synthetic hormones.
PAIN MANAGEMENT INJECTIONS
Trigger Point/Tender Point Injection Therapy $80
It is common for skeletal muscles throughout the body to become “hypertonic” or “locked up”. Small injection with a tiny needle stimulated blood flow to affected muscles and also gives the co-factors necessary for extended relaxation.
VITAMIN/MINERAL INJECTION AND IV THERAPIES
B12/B6 Injection $25 or 3 for $50
For the simplest boost of energy, regulate hormones, decrease sugar cravings, and assist with weight loss.
Super B Injection (B12, B6, B complex) $50
A Larger boost than your regular B12/B6 injection and a longer, more powerful effect.
Myers’ Cocktail $90
Named after John Myers MD, this “cocktail” of Vitamin C, electrolytes, B Vitamins, and trace is a powerful ‘boost’ for the immune system and those struggling with low energy and a variety of acute and chronic disease. A Favorite during cold/flu season and before/after travel.
Myers’ Immunity Infusion $130
For those needing a larger dose of vitamins/minerals to assist with immune repair, chronic fatigue, tissue repair, wound healing, collagen rebuilding/restoration, etc.
High Dose Vitamin C $135
Research shows that intravenous vitamin C at high doses kills cancer cells in the early stages of cancer by having a pro-oxidant peroxide effect which kills the cancer cells while sparing functional immune cells. For those in the later stages of Cancer, the intravenous vitamin C protocol may improve quality of life. Research has shown that using vitamin C concurrently with chemotherapy or radiation will not decrease the effectiveness of these treatments. Research has also shown that IV Vitamin C seems to augment the effectiveness of chemotherapy or radiation.