Is Naturopathic Medicine scientific or evidence-based?
Yes. There is more and more research coming out on the use of natural therapies used for the treatment of various conditions and diseases. Meghan stays on top of all current research so that you get the most effective and up to date treatments. Although there is a focus on research, Meghan treats each patient as an individual with unique concerns and when research is not available or applicable, treatment is based upon clinical judgment, conventional and naturopathic assessment. For more information on research
Click here to visit the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine’s Research Department.
Do all naturopath’s practice in a similar way?
All naturopathic doctors receive the same foundational four-year post-grad education and after that many choose to focus on different areas of care. In Ontario, there is a distinction between a Naturopath who has a prescribing license, allowing the regulation and ability to prescribe natural thyroid hormone, progesterone, and estrogen (bioidentical hormone support). Dr. Meghan is in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and has her prescribing license.
I don’t live close by, can I still be a patient?
Yes! Thanks to virtual medicine, Dr. Meghan is able to treat patients who reside in Ontario. Women can reside anywhere to join The Wild Collective, or any other group education program.
Can I see my naturopath and my family medical doctor at the same time?
Yes, in fact, it is encouraged! Dr. Meghan enjoys collaborating with other health care providers and believes that this typically provides patients with the best possible care. Her in-office practice is working alongside OB-GYNs and medical doctors so she is very comfortable with collaboration.
I take medication, is there any point in me seeing a naturopath?
Naturopathic doctors are trained to recognize interactions between supplements and medications and are able to pick the best treatments for your specific needs. Dr. Meghan will be able to suggest treatment to help with the side effects you are experiencing from your medication or to help support what the medication is already doing. If addressing the underlying cause of disease at the same time it is sometimes possible that not as much medication will be needed.
*Note: Only your medical doctor can adjust the dosage of your medication
I don't really have any specific health concerns, what else can a naturopathic doctor help me with?
Is Naturopathic Medicine covered by OHIP?
How is Naturopathic Medicine regulated?
Naturopathic doctors are the only regulated health professional in Ontario that have extensive training in natural medicine as well as the ability to diagnose disease using conventional methods. Naturopathic doctors are regulated in Ontario, by the College of Naturopaths Ontario (CONO) who ensures that Naturopathic doctors follow the appropriate standards of practice.
What's the difference between a Naturopathic Doctor and other natural health professionals (holistic nutritionists, health coaches, homeopaths, herbalists etc)?
Naturopaths holding the ND designation are the only comprehensive natural health professionals that are strictly regulated. The terms health coach, herbalist and holistic nutritionist are not protected by the law, so people with different qualifications and backgrounds may call themselves by these titles. Ask your practitioner for their specific educational background for more information.
Will I have to take a lot of supplements?
Initially, treatment with supplements is usually involved, with the goal of working towards health maintenance. Since naturopathic treatment is dependant on the individual, this will vary depending on the case.
How can I schedule?
Remember, if you have any other questions you can book a free Discovery appointment to determine if Dr. Meghan is the right fit for you and your health concerns. Click here to book now.