Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect during my first visit with my ND?
In the one-hour initial visit we ask you about your health history, complete necessary physical exams and discuss our approach and plan for your care. If you have any recent lab work or imaging we ask that you please bring this with you to your first appointment.
Is Naturopathic Medicine covered by OHIP?
How does Naturopathic Medicine differ from Conventional Medicine?
How are Naturopathic Doctors trained?
Before attending an accredited Naturopathic Medical School you must have completed three years of pre-medical sciences at a University.
Naturopathic Doctors have successfully completed a 4-year-full time program at an accredited school of Naturopathic Medicine that includes more than 4,500 hours of classroom training and 1,500 hours of supervised clinical experience. Upon graduation, students write their second NPLEX board Exam. The first NPLEX board exam is written after the second year of study at an accredited Naturopathic Medical School. NPLEX is the standard examination used by all licensing jurisdictions for Naturopathic doctors in North America.
To stay licensed as a Naturopathic Doctors (ND) – NDs must meet the Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits as required by the provincial regulatory boards on an ongoing basis.
In Canada, the Naturopathic medical professions infrastructure includes accredited educational institutions, professional licensing, national standards of practice, participation in many federal health committee initiatives and a commitment to state-of-the-art scientific research. For more information on how Naturopathic doctors are regulated click here.