F.A.Q

Frequently Asked Questions
Clinic FAQ
What are your clinic hours?

Dr. Koch currently offers services to families of York Region, Peel and Dufferin County.

Dr. Koch is available in Newmarket:
Mondays 10am-5pm
Wednesdays 9am-7pm
Fridays 9am-1pm
Saturdays 9am-12pm

Dr. Koch is available in Orangeville:
Tuesdays 11am-7pm
Thursdays 10am-5pm

Dr. Koch is pleased to offer phone consults, as needed. Please call to schedule this.

Are you covered by insurance?

Naturopathic treatments are not covered by OHIP, but are often covered by private health insurance plans. Please consult your insurance provider.

Do you offer direct billing?

Not at this time, but we are excited to say that this service is coming!

How can I prepare for my initial visit and what should I expect?

Prior to your initial visit, please print and complete the appropriate forms and bring them with you along with any medical reports/records that you have.

Your first visit will last approximately one hour; during this time we will collect all information pertaining to your health concerns. As you leave, you will have some definite goals to work towards and recommendations so that you can achieve them.

Can you prescribe?

Dr. Koch has successfully completed the College of Naturopathic Doctors Pharmacology course and Prescribing exam. She is able to prescribe

  • Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Vitamin K and Folic Acid at therapeutic levels
  • Administer Vitamin B12 and Folic acid injections (and is able to prescribe these for self administration
  • Thyroid medications
  • Bioidentical hormones (Estrogen and Progesterone)
How can I book an appointment?

We understand that you are busy!

To facilitate the intake process and save you time, you are welcome to click the “Book Appointment” link in the menu above (or simply click the button below), create a personal account, complete your intake form and schedule an appointment. Just make sure you check the online availability.

Alternatively, you can call the clinic to book an appointment.

Naturopathic Medicine FAQ
Can I see a Family Doctor or Nurse Practitioner while I am under the care of Naturopathic Doctor?

Yes, we believe in and follow the Patient-Centered Care model – this means that your health is our top priority! We are happy to collaborate with your medical doctor and other members of your health care team to ensure that you are getting the very best care possible. We are confident that this is the best way to bridge the gap between the conventional and alternative healthcare systems.

Should you not have a Family Doctor at this time, Naturopathic Doctors are considered primary health care practitioners, so your health care needs can still be addressed.

What kind of training do Naturopathic Doctors undergo?

Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) have a minimum of seven years of post-secondary training. This includes a minimum of three years in an undergraduate degree program, followed by 4 years at a CNME (Council on Naturopathic Medical Education) accredited Naturopathic College.

During our time at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, we complete 3000 hours of academic education and 1200 hours of supervised clinical experience.

The academic Portion includes:

  • Basic sciences such as anatomy, embryology, histology, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, microbiology, immunology and pharmacology.
  • Clinical sciences such as laboratory diagnosis, physical and clinical diagnosis, radiology, minor surgery, obstetrics, pediatrics, gynecology, geriatrics, environmental and public health, health promotion and disease prevention, counselling, clinical nutrition and emergency medicine.
  • Naturopathic treatment modalities such as botanical medicine, acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), homeopathy, hydrotherapy and physical medicine.

Once the academic (2nd year) and clinical (4th year) portions have been completed, Naturopathic Doctors must also successfully complete rigorous board exams. Please know that we are always learning, as we are required to participate in Continuing Education and maintain professional Standards of Care. This ensures we are offering you care that is ethical, safe and up to date.

Do I need a referral to come to your clinic?

No, we invite you to call or to book an appointment online. We are happy to offer a 15-minute complimentary meet and greet, so that you can learn more about our services. If you are confident and ready to start on your path to wellness, you can book your first visit immediately.

Should you wish to refer a family member or friend, we thank you in advance. Referrals such as these are the highest form of professional compliment we can receive.

Are you accepting new patients?

Yes, we welcome new patients. Please contact us to schedule your first visit or a meet and greet appointment so you can learn more about naturopathic medicine.

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