As you might expect, people have a lot of questions for naturopathic doctors like Dr. Simona.

Here we’ve compiled some of the more common ones. If you have a question that you don’t see on the list, feel free to ask using our contact form

Can I still see my medical doctor?

Yes, of course. You can absolutely see a naturopathic doctor while you also see a medical doctor, nurse practitioner, dentist, chiropractor, osteopath, or any other healthcare practitioner.

Dr. Simona is happy to work alongside healthcare practitioners of any stripe to bring you the care you need.}

Do Naturopathic Treatments Conflict With Medical Treatments?

Because naturopathic treatments are naturally-derived and as gentle as possible, they don’t usually conflict with medical techniques. However, there are occasional issues.

Dr. Simona has been trained to recognize and understand any contraindications between pharmaceutical treatments and naturopathic treatments. If you’re on a certain type of medication, Dr. Simona will create a treatment plan designed to avoid interfering with it.

Is A Naturopathic Doctor A Real Doctor?

Yes. Practitioners of naturopathic medicine go through years of schooling in order to earn their doctorate of naturopathic medicine degree, and only those who have completed this training at an accredited school of naturopathic medicine may call themselves naturopathic doctors.

How Do I Know Dr. Simona Is A Real Naturopathic Doctor?

All naturopathic doctors in Ontario must be registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. You can view the public register on their website, which shows the status of all members as well as some basic information on them. Here is Dr. Simona’s listing.

Do I Need A Referral To See Dr. Simona?

No, you can see Dr. Simona for any reason. You only need to contact her !

Is Naturopathic Medicine Covered By OHIP?

Unfortunately, no. However, it is covered by most private extended health insurance plans.

To find out whether or not you’re entitled to naturopathic benefits from your private health insurance provider, consult your individual plan.

Is Naturopathic Medicine Scientifically Based?

There is a growing body of peer-reviewed scientific research supporting naturopathy as a valid treatment option.

On top of this, naturopathic doctors use a number of modern techniques familiar in scientific medicine, like laboratory analysis of tissue samples and intravenous injection.

Naturopathic medicine is grounded in science.

Is Naturopathic Medicine Safe?

One of the primary tenets of naturopathic medicine is “first, do no harm”. This means naturopathic doctors use the least invasive, gentlest treatment options available. As a result, naturopathic medicine is considered very safe.

What Can I Expect From My First Visit With Dr. Simona?

This is such a big question that Dr. Simona created a whole separate page for it. You can find it here – Getting Started With Naturopathic Medicine

What’s The Difference Between A Naturopathic Doctor And A Natural Healer?

Only those who hold a doctor of natural medicine degree may call themselves naturopathic doctors. The term “natural healer”, however, is unregulated. A naturopathic doctor may refer to themselves as a natural healer, but so may a plumber or a tennis player.

What’s The Difference Between A Homeopath And A Naturopath?

Homeopathy is one of the modalities in which naturopathic doctors are trained. There are healthcare practitioners who are trained only in homeopathy, but they are not necessarily naturopathic doctors.

What’s The Difference Between A Naturopathic Doctor And A Doctor Of Natural Medicine?

The title “doctor of natural medicine” is not recognized in Ontario.

What Sort Of Conditions Can Naturopathic Medicine Help With?

Naturopathic medicine can help with a wide range of different health concerns, but is particularly effective at chronic illnesses, weight loss, mental health, and promoting an overall state of optimal health.

Dr. Simona has a special interest in pain management, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, and chronic fatigue, but also treats a number of other health disorders.

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