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Frequently Asked Questions

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What can I expect during my first Naturopathic visit?

The word “doctor” is an academic term that originates from the Latin word docēre meaning “to teach.” Naturopathic Doctors strive to teach and educate their patients about all aspects of their treatment plans, suggested prescriptions or treatment modalities.

Dr. Rodak has 30 years of clinical experience. During your first naturopathic visit Dr. Rodak will go through your complete medical history taking, talking about your current and past medical history, a review of organ systems and some general physical examination work. Then after careful analysis and based on clinical findings, he will come up with a treatment plan which may include such treatment modalities as clinical nutrition, acupuncture, homeopathy, botanical medicine, the Bowen technique, or various cleansing and detox techniques such as colon hydrotherapy to name a few. The treatment modalities are listed in the tabs on the left. He will explain the clinical findings, answer any questions you may have and suggest a treatment plan. All this is typically done within the 60-75 minute appointment.

What can I expect during my physical examination?

Naturopathic doctors prefer and are taught to do head to toe physical exams. After your medical history taking you will be asked to put on a gown for your physical exam. Dr. Rodak may examine your ears, eyes, throat, listen to your heart and lungs, take your blood pressure, palpate your abdomen, test your reflexes, assess your structure, look at your tongue and take your pulses based on Traditional Chinese Medicine to name a few. If treatment is indicated for an acute situation, then perhaps just a spot physical examination will be performed so that he can provide symptom relief and treat you accordingly.

Do Naturopathic Doctors perform all the services listed?

Yes, but there is a saying that naturopathic doctors “do not treat diseases but sick people with diseases.” It is important to do a full medical history taking, a complete physical exam and then based on clinical findings come up with a treatment plan to get to the root cause of your health concerns. Having said that there are certain areas of focus. Dr. Rodak, ND, R.Ac, R.TCMP treats patients with a wide variety of treatment modalities such as homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, the Bowen technique, Ion Foot Cleanse and colon hydrotherapy. He has successfully treated men, women and children with a wide variety of acute and chronic health concerns such as prostate issues, infertility, PMS and various visceral and structural imbalances.

We also have various therapists and practitioners who specialize in a wide range of other clinical modalities.

Naturopathic Fee Schedule

The cost for the first naturopathic visit is $235 (1 hour). The cost for the second visit is $150 and the cost for follow-up visits range from $115 (30 minutes) or $150 to $230 (up to 60 minutes). The cost for naturopathic colon hydrotherapy is $140. There are additional fees for supplements, remedies, various tests such as bloodwork, urine analysis, hair analysis, hormone testing and various other items. The cost for facial rejuvenation acupuncture ranges from $125 to $150 (1 hour) depending on the number of needles and creams used. Our full fee schedule is readily available at the front desk.

Are any of your health care services covered by OHIP?

Currently OHIP does not cover our services. However most extended health care plans do. Please check with your extended health care provider if you have coverage for naturopathic visits.

What about Acupuncture?

Dr. Rodak, ND is also a registered acupuncturist. Please check if you have separate acupuncture coverage as part of your extended health care benefits package. When booking your appointment please specify if you would like naturopathic services or acupuncture. For clarification, acupuncture services can be provided by Dr. Rodak as part of a naturopathic visit. Dr. Rodak also has a separate degree where in addition to being an ND he is also a registered acupuncturist and registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner with the The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO). These are considered two separate files – Naturopathic or Acupuncture.

What about Colon Hydrotherapy?

Colon hydrotherapy or colonics is a safe, gentle and effective way to cleanse and detoxify your body. The temperature and volume of water released is controlled by the practitioner. This process of filling and releasing of water is repeated during the course of the hydrotherapy session and is monitored, controlled and adjusted to the specific needs of the treatment. The visit is booked for one hour where we allow change time and bathroom time before and after the visit. The actual colonic session is anywhere from 30-40 minutes. Our clinic is one of the only few where you do not need to leave the room to use the bathroom. The treatment room is a private room where only the patient and naturopathic doctor or therapist is present. At our clinic we only use disposable speculums, tubing and pads where hygiene is our number one priority. Please do not eat or drink one hour before your appointment. This service is provided by either our naturopathic doctor or our therapist. Please click here for more information.

What is your cancellation policy and will I be charged for missed appointments?

We kindly ask for 48 hours cancellation notice where Monday and Tuesday appointments should be changed by noon of the previous Friday to avoid being charged the full fee. We understand that things happen due to family emergencies, weather, work, traffic and/or parking delays. We are very understanding of these events and do not charge for such unforeseen situations provided you rebook and do not make a habit of constantly booking and cancelling appointments as in most cases we have patients who could benefit from the empty time slot.

Other information

If you have not filled out our intake forms online, please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to fill them out.

We also offer free 15-minute consultations where you can come in for a brief “meet and greet” appointment with Dr. Rodak.

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Wellness Institute
954 Royal York Rd
Toronto, Ontario M8X 2E5
Clinic Hours:
Monday to Friday: 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM
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