Frequently Asked Questions – Quick Links:
- What is Naturopathic Medicine?
- What is the difference between a Naturopathic Doctor and a Naturopathic Physician?
- Is a Naturopathic Doctor a real, licensed doctor?
- Do I need a referral to see a Naturopathic Doctor?
- Is the Naturopathic Doctor accepting new patients?
- Where are you located?
- Can you direct bill to my extended health insurance?
- How much does my extended health insurance cover?
Q: What is Naturopathic Medicine?
A: “In 1936, the Naturopathic Physicians Act became law in B.C. In the Act, “Naturopathy” was defined broadly as “the art to healing by natural methods.” Naturopathy (Naturopathic Medicine) continues today which, can include a variety of safe and effective methods such as; acupuncture, diet and meal planning, lifestyle counselling, laboratory testing, herbal (botanical) medicine, ayurveda, homeopathy, neutraceutical supplementation and pharmaceutical prescriptions from a licensed Naturopathic Doctor.
Q: What is the difference between a Naturopathic Doctor and a Naturopathic Physician?
A: In British Columbia, Canada, the titles Naturopathic Doctor and Naturopathic Physician are used interchangeably. Each refers to the same healthcare professional who graduated from an accredited college or university and is licensed and regulated.
Q: Is a Naturopathic Doctor a real, licensed doctor?
A: Yes. As mentioned above, Naturopathic Medicine, in BC, is a licensed and regulated profession. It is a growing profession, which is gaining regulation in many other provinces in Canada, US states and many other countries around the world.
Q: Do I need a referral to see a Naturopathic Doctor?
A: No, you do not need a referral.
Q: Is the Naturopathic Doctor accepting new patients?
A: Yes, new patients are booked by appointment.
Q: Where are you located?
A: We are located in Surrey, BC, just north of Fraser Highway and 162nd Street.
Q: Can you direct bill to my extended health insurance?
A: Yes, we can direct bill to most insurance companies.
Q: How much does my extended health insurance cover?
A: Your extended health insurance coverage can vary quite a bit depending on your chosen plan. It is best to contact your insurance company to find out your coverage.