If your question isn’t answered here, please do not hesitate to contact us!
What can i expect in a consultation?
In you initial consultation, Dr. Purdy will carefully review your health concerns, health history, current and past treatment, lifestyle, diet and your overall health. In most cases, treatment will be initiated in this first consultation.
Depending on your health concern, a follow-up appointment will be scheduled.
The number of total visits required will depend on what is being treated and your health goals. This can range from a single visit to ongoing visits over the course of several months.
What treatments are used?
Dr. Purdy uses a variety of Naturopathic Modalities, including the following. All treatments are individualized and will vary depending on individual requirements and preferences.
(Please note that if you are currently taking medication, all interactions with supplements and natural products will be reviewed.)
diet & lifestyle
Dietary changes and lifestyle recommendations will be made when applicable. This can include, but is not limited to:
Focus on whole foods
Removal of food intolerances from diet
Modifications in exercise routine
Professional quality supplements will be recommended when appropriate to:
Supplement when higher doses are required.
Following the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dr. Purdy uses acupuncture as part of comprehensive treatment plans to treat pain, insomnia, anxiety, hormonal imbalances, digestive concerns, etc.
Botanical medicine makes use of medicinal plants for healing. These are consumed in either in tincture (alcohol extraction), dried herb (tea), capsule or tablet form.
For higher absorption, Dr Purdy may recommend a vitamin, methyl folate, or other injection.
In depth testing may be recommended, which is done through private labs. This includes comprehensive hormone testing, food sensitivity testing, stool analysis, vitamin D testing, etc.
are services covered by insurance?
Services are covered under Naturopath. Direct billing is available with many insurance companies.
Amount of coverage varies. Contact your insurance company for details on your coverage.
what conditions are treated?
Common conditions treated include:
Digestive concerns (IBS, Bloating, SIBO, Acid reflux, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative colitis, Celiac, etc.)
Fatigue and Burnout
Anxiety and Depression
Mood balancing and Brain Health
Women’s health (Menstrual cycle concerns, Menopause, etc.)
Supplement and nutrition consultation
If your health concern isn’t mentioned, do not hesitate to contact us to find out if Naturopathic Medicine can help you.
do i need a referral from my doctor?
The short answer is no, you do not need a referral from your family doctor to see a naturopathic doctor.
Dr Purdy will not ask you to discontinue any medication or interfere with any treatment you are receiving from your family doctor or specialist.
In many cases, naturopathic medicine can also support treatments you are undergoing, which means that being treated for a certain condition does not exclude you from naturopathic medicine.
If you do not have a family doctor, naturopathic medicine can be helpful for you as well.
If you have any other question, please do not hesitate to get in touch!