What to Expect
On your first visit Dr. Kandis Lock, ND, will perform a careful and detailed assessment of your health status taking into consideration your current health, your medical history and your lifestyle. Dr. Lock, ND, will then do a brief screening physical exam and make a detailed health plan based on her findings.
A 30-45 minute follow up visit will generally follow in 3-4 weeks to allow you to implement our health strategy and notice any changes. If we decide that acupuncture is the route we are going to go, then weekly to bi-weekly treatments are the standard of care.
Is this covered by OHIP?
Naturopathic medicine is not covered by OHIP, however most extended health care plans do cover the cost of seeing an ND. Call your insurance provider and ask if you have naturopathic and/or acupuncture coverage.
What’s the cancellation policy?
We respect your time and we hope you respect ours. We require 2 business days to cancel your appointment, otherwise full visit fees will apply.
What training do NDs have?
NDs obtain comprehensive and rigorous training in an educational structure similar to that of medical doctors. NDs require four years of post-secondary education including pre-med courses, plus four years of full-time graduate level study at an approved accredited college of Naturopathic Medicine. In Canada, there are only two schools that are accredited- The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, and Boucher Institute.
Upon graduating from either of these colleges, they must complete North American licensing board examinations in order to apply for a license to practice. In Ontario, this is with the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy –Naturopathy.
How is a naturopathic doctor different from other “holistic” practitioners?
Unfortunately, the complementary and alternative medicine field is not as closely monitored as it could be. There are many practitioners without adequate education and training, claiming to be natural health care providers. Not all provinces are regulated; fortunately Ontario is. To check to see if your naturopath is registered visit the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy-Naturopathy (BDDT-N) website.
Naturopathic Fees: (please note these are subject to change)
Initial Consultation: 90 minutes – $255 (includes urine test)
Follow-Up Consultations: (in person, by phone or Skype):
- 60 minutes- $180
- 45 minutes -$135
- Initial Acupuncture visit: 90 minutes – $255
- Follow-up acupuncture: 40 minutes – $80
Prices vary according to materials in the bag but range from $100 to $220. Please call the clinic to discuss. Pricing also may vary according to increase in cost of raw materials.
*Prices can be subject to change
*All visit fees are tax exempt as of February 2014
*Telephone consults can be scheduled for patients in lieu of an in-office visit only after an initial visit has been conducted and a treatment plan has been initiated.
*10% discount for students, seniors and children under 12