Are you a medical doctor?
No we are a team of qualified Australian naturopaths, we are not medical doctors. As naturopaths we receive extensive training in clinical nutrition, herbal medicine (phytotherapy), and human anatomy and physiology. We specialise in clinically investigating underlying factors using breakthrough diagnostic testing in order to determine the cause of your imbalance, and tailor specific treatments for you. We take the time to listen to your circumstances and fully evaluate your health needs, which often does not occur in conventional medicine practices.
Do you prescribe medications?
No we absolutely do not prescribe medications or make any recommendations on prescribed medications. We prescribe herbal medicines and nutritional supplements as required. We can work safely alongside your prescribed medications and are sure to avoid all herb-drug interactions.
Do you work with patients anywhere in Australia?
Yes we work with patients by zoom, googlemeet, or phone, and our naturopaths have worked with patients throughout Australia. Schedule a time suitable for you, and your naturopath will contact you at your allocated time.
What is the pricing for your consults?
Initial consult: 1 hour $165 AUD
Single return consult: 30 minutes $85
How many sessions will it take for me to regain health?
This really depends on a few different factors. We are committed to your success. Happy and healthy clients reflect well on our practice. The required time frame for regaining your health will depend on the complexity of your condition(s), the amount of time you have had the condition for, and your willingness to make changes to your diet and lifestyle. You should start to see some improvements within the first 3 weeks of treatment, however everyone is different and what works for one person may not be right for the next.
What is your cancellation policy?
Full payment is retained if you cancel your booking within 12 hours of your session time. Missed appointments and 'no-shows' will forfeit the full booking amount. This includes initial and return visits.
Do you provide Private Health Insurance Rebates?
As you may be aware, the Australian Government announced a wide-ranging package of reforms to private health insurance, and as part of these reforms, rules have been introduced to remove natural therapies from the definition of general treatment under section 121-10 of the Private Health Insurance Act 2007. Certain therapies will no longer be permitted to be covered under private health insurance, and unfortunately naturopathy is one of those therapies no longer covered in Australia from 1st April 2019.
What kind of testing can you perform?
We have access to a full range of functional testing. Examples of tests that may be recommended are Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis, SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) Breath Test, Food Sensitivities (IgG), Hormone Profile Test, Leaky Gut Test, Functional Liver Profile, Organic Acids Urine Test. There are a multitude of tests that can be accessed, depending on the health concern.
What should I expect at each appointment?
Initial Naturopathic Consult (1 hr).
During this consult you will be asked a series of questions to expand on your Health Questionnaire paperwork that you emailed through prior to your appointment. A full health history will be taken, and we will identify if any functional testing may be required. Testing is not always required. We will cover some basic recommendations.
Two subsequent return consults (30 minutes each) will track your progress and make any adjustments to your prescription or protocol based on how your body is responding.
You may require additional consults, but that is to be determined by your progress.
Where does the functional testing take place?
Most testing Australia-wide is organised through NutriPATH, and you are billed directly from NutriPATH for their services. Some tests can be completed at home and sent directly to the pathology lab, and for some tests you may need to visit a pathology centre. NutriPATH has collection centres Australia-wide.