Naturopathic Medicine

What to expect at your initial appointment:

Your initial appointment will be 60 minutes in length. We will spend the first portion of the appointment discussing your health and other factors that may be contributing to your concerns. After discussing your health history, physical exams will be performed as necessary. Depending on your concerns, we may require further information from lab testing; however, this is not always necessary. The last portion of your appointment will be spent discussing treatment options available to address your concerns and when we will be following up to monitor progress.

Do I need to bring anything to my first appointment?

It is very important that you complete the appropriate intake form prior to your appointment. We understand that the forms are long and detailed, but they are incredibly useful in helping us to determine what is going on with your health and what the root cause of your concerns are. We do go through the entire intake form and refer back to it if necessary during your care. Intake forms are usually sent to you via email once you schedule your appointment; however, you can also download a copy here to print and fill out.

If possible, please bring any labs performed within the last year and any lab/imaging reports relevant to your concerns. This information is helpful, but not absolutely necessary. Your appointment will proceed as planned if you cannot bring this information with you.

What treatments are offered?

Depending on your concerns and preferences, treatments could include: ​​

  • Dietary Counseling

  • Lifestyle Counseling​

    • Stress Management

    • Sleep Habits

    • Physical Activity

  • Herbal Medicine

  • Nutritional Supplementation

    • Vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc.

  • Acupuncture

    • See more information here.

  • Cupping Therapy

  • Hydrotherapy

  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

  • Natural Desiccated Thyroid (NDT)

Can Naturopathic Doctors request labs?

See here for more information on Lab Testing available.

Dr. Melyssa Hoitink, ND

The Lakeside Clinic

Phone: (705) 726-0923

Email: info@thelakesideclinic.com

Location:

570 Bryne Dr., Unit F

Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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