Your doctor is your partner, not your superior. A good doctor doesn’t just listen to their patients. A good doctor hears them.Dr. Sara Celik, ND
Are you ready to treat the root cause of your health concerns?
Do you live in Ontario and want to improve your health and start living your best life?
Let me introduce you to the future of medicine. In other words, personalized healthcare that treats you as a whole person, not just a patient.
Personalized healthcare complements conventional medicine.
Rather than treating the disease or the symptom using a band aid approach, personalized healthcare is about:
- Understanding your health challenges/health concerns and hearing your personal story.
- Giving the doctor and you (the patient) enough time to complete a detailed assessment and review ongoing progress.
- Understanding your future health goals or concerns. For example, where do you see yourself 1 month, 1 year, or 5 years from today?
- Treating the root cause of your health problems so results are longer lasting.
- Empowering and supporting you through the power of Naturopathic Medicine!
Your initial consultation (60 minutes) will start with this question … “what’s your story?” It’s difficult to start your wellness journey if we don’t know where or how your journey began.Dr. Sara, Serving Ontario Patients via Telemedicine
Are you looking for an experienced Naturopathic Doctor who is ready to empower you on your health journey and help you achieve better health?
I’ve been practicing Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto for 15 years and I offer virtual personalized healthcare to Ontario residents.
Digestive Healthcare, Women’s Healthcare, and Naturopathic Fertility Care are available via virtual telemedicine. But again, you must live in Ontario.
- DIGESTIVE HEALTH – For example, gut health, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), chronic constipation, gas/bloating, food sensitivity testing, gluten-intolerance, SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), leaky gut, Candida overgrowth
- WOMEN’S HEALTH – For example, hormonal imbalance, adrenal fatigue, weight concerns, depressed mood, anxiety, insomnia, PMS, PCOS, endometriosis, thyroid issues, and menopause
- FERTILITY HEALTH – Increase chances of conceiving whether naturally or through IVF/IUI, support healthier egg quality in women over 35 years old, reduce miscarriage risk
Functional Medicine is about combining modern science with the wisdom of nature. It’s about treating the root cause of symptoms.Dr. Sara, Serving Ontario Patients via Telemedicine
What is a customized or personalized treatment plan?
While patients often share similar health concerns, they almost never share the same treatment plan.
A detailed intake to assess current health status and health goals is done during the initial 60 minute consultation.
Treatment plans are typically developed based on the assessment and results from lab work (Functional Medicine Testing). Medical history, family history, and lifestyle are discussed during the initial consultation.
Do I have to take supplements?
Most likely, yes. In short, supplements help maximize results.
Firstly, all supplements are carefully selected and monitored as part of your treatment plan.
Secondly, I do not over-prescribe and only recommend supplements that are a necessary part of your treatment plan.
I want to do the IgG food sensitivity test through Lifelabs in Ontario. How do I get a requisition form for this blood test?
It’s great that you want to take the guess work out of your diet and get tested.
This test is only available to patients, so you will need to book a consultation in order to receive a requisition form for this test.
I need a quick-fix. Can the Naturopath in Toronto help?
If you are looking for a quick-fix and are not willing to invest in your health, I am probably not the right Naturopathic Doctor for you.
While many patients feel better within weeks, I do not subscribe to the quick-fix approach and do my best to avoid band aid solutions.Dr. Sara, Serving Ontario Patients via Telemedicine
The quick-fix approach does not address the root cause. Consequently, the results are typically not long-lasting.
Are lab tests ordered by the Naturopath in Toronto covered under OHIP or insurance?
Lab tests ordered through an Ontario Naturopath are not covered under OHIP. However, the good news is that diagnostic/lab tests may be covered under extended health insurance. For example, Sun Life or Manulife.
Lab tests are important, particularly during the initial assessment stage. The information that we gather from lab tests helps point us in the right direction.
In addition, lab results often uncover underlying health issues that are not apparent otherwise.
Moreover, routine lab work performed yearly by your Medical Doctor may not flag health problems early enough.
For example, standard thyroid tests may miss early signs of thyroid dysfunction. If I suspect a thyroid issue, I send patients for a thorough thyroid panel that evaluates more than just basic markers like TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone).
In short, I offer more thorough functional medicine testing to assess the root cause of your symptoms and prevention is an important element of my Naturopathic Medicine practice.
Is Naturopathic Medicine the same as Functional Medicine?
Yes. Naturopathic Doctors use the same lab tests, nutrition protocols, and supplements as Functional Medicine Doctors.
In addition, we treat the root cause and share the same principles as Functional Medicine Doctors.
I have a Medical Doctor (MD). Do I really need a Naturopathic Doctor (ND)?
Naturopathic Doctors do not replace the need for a medical doctor. In fact, most patients that see a Naturopathic Doctor regularly see their Medical Doctor. For instance, an MD is recommended for physical exams, routine blood work, vaccinations, and/or managing medications.
As a Naturopathic Doctor, our focus is on treating the root cause of your health problems using lifestyle medicine and natural treatments. Our goal is to keep you healthy mentally, emotionally, and physically.
While both MDs and NDs have “Dr” in front of their name, MDs and NDs practice differently and offer patients different services.
There is a clear need for both reactive and proactive healthcare in today’s world.
I believe MDs and NDs need to work together. The goal is to provide the best healthcare possible for YOU – the patient.
Where is the clinic located?
The clinic is located in Toronto near Avenue and Davenport but I offer telemedicine to those living in Ontario.
The clinic is walking distance to Whole Foods in Yorkville. If you’re looking for Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, our address is 195 Avenue Road and you can find us inside Elements Wellness + Medispa.
How do I book an appointment for Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto?
To minimize transmission of COVID-19, in-office visits at the Toronto office are not available at this time.
However, virtual visits are available to Ontario residents and can be booked here. Depending on your preference, you may book a telephone or video consultation.
The initial visit is 60 minutes and follow up visits are 30 minutes.
Virtual naturopathic care is similar to in-office care. Patients will not miss out on anything by booking a virtual appointment and will receive the same high standard of care.
New patients in Ontario interested in working together, please follow this link to book a virtual appointment.