What to Expect
I am Kate McLaird, a board certified (CONNO) Naturopathic Doctor, who uses a unique functional medicine approach. This means each person who walks into my office is assessed and provided an individualized treatment plan based on the specific symptoms and details they are experiencing.
Initial appointments are 1-hour in length, where the primary goal is to address the cause of the presenting condition using the symptoms as helpful indicators in determining the source. It is extremely important to me that I provide the most accurate clinical assessment and provide the most up-to-date, effective treatment. Follow up appointments are essential to success and will range between 30-60 minutes in length.
Lab Testing & Physical Exams
Naturopathic Doctors are trained to diagnose illness and perform routine physical exams on all patients. Lab testing will be conducted if indicated to aid in accurate diagnosis and treatment plans. Specialized naturopathic medical tests may also be recommended (including saliva cortisol, hormone panel, organic acid testing, genetic testing, etc).
We Evaluate Your Everything
Naturopathic Doctor's see their patients as a whole person and consider the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual elements when diagnosing and developing a treatment plan. By assessing risk factors and understanding patient circumstances, it is my goal to treat and ultimately prevent illness to help you achieve optimal health regardless of age or medical history.
We Believe in Teaching You
As a practitioner, I truly appreciate the time I spend with my patients getting to know them as people rather than a disease. It is of the utmost importance to me to take the time in appointments to explain the "how" and the "why" of any recommendations regarding both conventional and alternative treatment options. Furthermore, I aspire to teach each patient the knowledge and understanding of how to heal themselves, regardless of age or medical history to prevent illness and help achieve their optimal health.
The research is constantly emerging in preventative medicine, just as it is in conventional medicine. If you are working with a medical doctors or specialist and are taking medications, there are some very safe ways that Naturopathic Medicine can additionally and synergistically serve to help you to feel better. I sincerely advocate for integrative care as the best from all medicines and look forward to working with the other members of your healthcare team.
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Check your Benefits!
Naturopathic care is not covered by OHIP. Because Naturopathy is a regulated and licensed medical profession, it is covered by most health care benefit programs, much like that of a Chiropractor or Physiotherapist. Contact your insurance company for details on exact coverage.