Your Guide To Finding A Naturopathic Doctor (ND) in Ottawa
Looking for a naturopathic doctor in Ottawa? Start here.
Our naturopathic doctors in Ottawa wish to share their top 5 tips for choosing the naturopathic doctor who is the best fit to support you and your healthcare needs.
Naturopathic doctors are licensed healthcare professionals who use investigative methods such as detailed health history questioning, physical exams, and laboratory testing to assess the needs of their clients. A naturopathic doctor will treat you holistically using nutrition, botanical medicine, lifestyle changes, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture.
Ask your naturopathic doctor if they have experience treating your health condition.
Common conditions our naturopathic doctors treat are mental health concerns like anxiety, depression and insomnia, hormone balance issues like premenstrual syndrome (PMS), fertility treatment support and menopause symptoms as well as digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestine bacteria overgrowth (SIBO), heartburn, nausea, bloating, abdominal pain and irregular bowel habits.
How would your naturopathic doctor approach treating your health condition?
Our naturopathic doctors utilize a holistic approach to care which evaluates your physical health, mental health, emotional health, spiritual health and environmental/lifestyle factors. We ask you lots of detailed questions to understand the interconnectedness of your symptom experience and are always exploring on a deep level to identify the root causes of your symptoms. For example, three people can suffer from headaches and they can all take a painkiller to relieve the pain. However, WHY is the headache there in the first place? What is the root cause?
For one person it may be due to a hormone imbalance, for another a food intolerance and for another perhaps it is due to chronic stress. Identifying the root causes of symptoms allows your naturopathic doctor to provide you with an individualized treatment plan unique to your needs.
What investigative testing does your naturopathic doctor offer?
Naturopathic doctors are able to order blood work for you at all the laboratories in Ottawa to diagnose and monitor chronic conditions such as high cholesterol, diabetes, hypothyroidism, hormone imbalances, low iron and immune function. In addition to these blood tests our naturopathic doctors offer food intolerance tests, stool testing for good/bad bacteria, yeast overgrowth, viruses and parasites, hydrogen breath tests to diagnose small intestine bacteria overgrowth (SIBO), saliva and urine hormone testing for premenstrual syndrome (PMS), fertility treatment, bio-identical hormone prescriptions for menopause treatment and adrenal fatigue.
What type of appointments are offered by your naturopathic doctor?
At Bright Moon Wellness we offer the convenience of virtual video or telephone consultations for clients residing in Ontario.
We also offer the option of in person visits at our centrally located office in Ottawa for clients who require a physical exam, hands on treatment such as acupuncture, reiki, Bowen work or for clients who reside in Quebec. The flexibility of appointment types and lengths of appointments allows you to choose your type of care based on location, budget, comfort level and time management needs.
Does your naturopathic doctor offer direct insurance billing?
Naturopathic consultation fees are covered under all private health insurance plans such as Sunlife, Canada Life and Manulife. Your employer will have chosen the parameters of your naturopathic benefits and calling your insurance will provide you with your personal coverage amount. Our naturopathic doctors offer direct billing to your insurance company to make it simpler to pay for your consultation and save you valuable time submitting insurance claims.
We believe making healthcare as accessible as possible is key to support our clients achieve an optimal level of health and wellness. The federal government Sunlife insurance plan is popular here in Ottawa, to find out if your naturopathic doctor is covered under this plan search Sunlife Lumino Health (https://luminohealth.sunlife.ca/s/?language=en_US) to confirm your naturopathic doctor is verified.
What are the next steps to working with a naturopathic doctor in Ottawa?
Scheduling a free meet and greet appointment with your potential naturopathic doctor is helpful for identifying if they are the right practitioner to support you and your health needs.
We invite you to schedule a free meet-and-greet appointment with our naturopathic doctors at Bright Moon Wellness to learn more. We are looking forward to meeting with you to share our knowledge and empower you in naturally achieving your health goals!
MEET THE AUTHOR: Dr. Ellen Simone, ND
She/Her. NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR, HOMEOPATH, REIKI MASTER
Dr. Simone strongly believes that the body, mind and spirit are connected to your overall health and wellness. As a primary health care provider, her practice provides ongoing support throughout your healing journey. Her role as your Naturopathic Doctor is to assist you in discovering your needs, support you in personal growth and help you reach your health and wellness goals. With the belief that happiness and balance is possible for everyone, Dr. Simone strives to help her patients live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.
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