Patients

At Thornhill Naturopathic Health Clinic, we treat the patient, not the symptoms. Living things have an innate ability to heal themselves; therefore, the naturopathic philosophy is to approach the body as a whole entity and to stimulate the natural healing power of the body and treat the underlying root cause of disease. When the body is ill, this is a sign that the body is not functioning properly, perhaps due a number of factors related to poor lifestyle habits, diet, stress, or environmental factors.

At Thornhill Naturopathic Health Clinic, you will be provided with a comprehensive assessment and treatment program. We will work with you to create a customized program of diagnostics and treatments that will assist you in achieving optimal health.

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Free 15 Minute Consultation

If you would like more information about how we can help you achieve your health goals, call and set up a FREE 15 Minute Consultation at our Clinic. If you have questions about what we do, then come in and ask our professionals. We'll spend 15 minutes with you explaining how our Naturopathic Doctors and our other health care providers can help you. We encourage you to bring in all your questions, lab reports, X-rays, CT Scan, MRI imaging, and any additional information to help us better understand your health needs. There is no charge, it is FREE. This gives you a chance to find out if our clinic meets your needs. We will also tell you if we can help. Please call us at (905) 707-2001 and book your appointment.

***No treatments or therapies will be provided during this visit.***

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Some of the Conditions We Treat



Digestive Concerns
IBS
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
GERD (heart burn), H.pylori
Parasites
Bloating and gas
Diarrhea
Constipation
Gallbladder disease
Liver disease (hepatitis, fatty liver, etc)
Abdominal pain or discomfort














 
 

Men's Health
Prostate health
Erectile dysfunction
Fertility
Libido
Exercise and nutritional guidance





 


Immune System Imbalances
Autoimmune disease
Fibromyalgia
MS
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic colds and flu
Sinusitis
Cough
HIV












 
 

Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health
Blood sugar imbalances
Diabetes
High cholesterol
High blood pressure
Low blood pressure
Angina
Weight loss








 


Children's Health
Behavioral issues
Skin disease
Digestive troubles
Picky eating, appetite issues
Allergies and asthma
Ear infections
Colic
Autism
Developmental delay












 
 

Skin Troubles
Acne
Eczema
Psoriasis
Fungal infections
Wrinkles
Cellulite
Scars








 


Women's Health
Fertility
Preconception health
Pregnancy
Breastfeeding concerns
Menopausal concerns
Menstrual concerns; PMS, fibroids
Irregular periods, menstrual pain
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
Gynecological health
Chronic yeast infections
Bladder infections















 
 

Psychological Concerns
Depression
Anxiety
Panic attacks
Bipolar
Behavioral disorders
Insomnia










 


Musculoskeletal Health
Sports medicine
Back pain
Exercise programs and personal training
Fibromylagia
Arthritis






 
   

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Initial VisitWhat to Expect - Visit Overview

Initial Visit: 1.5-2 hours

One of the major distinctions between Naturopathic Doctors and other Primary Care Physicians is the amount of time we spend with each patient. At Thornhill Naturopathic Health Clinic the first visit consists of a thorough health and medical history, physical screening exam and laboratory assessment. Dr. Rozendaal provides full screening physicals, gynecological exams, PAP smears and breast exams. We discuss your general health concerns and go through each body system to screen for past and present imbalances. We aim to address all the contributing factors to health- physical, psychological, hereditary, social, spiritual and environmental. In this visit we determine if there is a need for further diagnostic or assessment procedures including any lab work. We ask you to bring any previous lab or diagnostic results from the past year (examples include blood work, diagnostic imaging like x-ray, ultrasound, CT scan or MRI). If no blood work has been done in the past 3 months we recommend having a CBC (complete blood count) done at our clinic or by your MD. We discuss your goals, options for treatments, and decide together what the focus of treatment will be. We will begin a basic treatment plan in the first visit.

LabLaboratory Assessments
Our in house lab facilities are top notch and are used for preparing samples for patient testing in labs in Toronto and in North America. We use the latest equipment and technology to ensure results are delivered rapidly and accurately to patients.

Functional Terrain Assessments
Your first visit will include a Functional Terrain Assessment. Many of the chronic diseases afflicting our population today are functional in nature. This means that conventional testing is often unable to observe laboratory abnormalities that would allow for diagnosis or assessment. In addition, certain chronic degenerative trends within an individual can lead to various disease states, and resolution of these trends can lead to significant improvements. At Thornhill Naturopathic Health Clinic we use a number of in house tests to assess common degenerative conditions in an individual patient. With this information we can develop comprehensive protocols that address the root cause of diseases in patients.

Functional Terrain Assessments may include:
Koenisberg Test for adrenal health, stress or fatigue, kidney stress, mineral loss from the body and acid-alkaline imbalance.
Urinary Indican Test indicates overgrowth of bacterial organisms in the intestines

Darkfield Microscopy (coming soon)
Spirometry to test lung capacity and respiratory function.
Sulckowich Test is a simple test to determine the amount of calcium in the blood by testing for calcium in the urine.
Zinc Tally test to measure zinc deficiencies
Salivary and Urine pH to assess acid alkaline imbalance

Second Visit: 1 hour
This visit is usually 1 to 2 weeks after the first visit and includes any additional physical examinations required and a review of lab or diagnostic testing. In this visit we also discuss progress from the initial visit, and any questions or concerns that may come up. We usually begin implementing a more detailed treatment plan in this visit.

Follow up visits: 1/2 hour or 1 hour
The frequency and duration of follow up visits varies according to your specific treatment plan. Half hour follow ups are mainly to monitor progress, add or modify treatment plans or simple acupuncture treatments. Hour long follow up visits are recommended for any bodywork, or physical medicine, injection therapy or if there are deep rooted or numerous health concerns we are working through. Some individuals prefer weekly or biweekly follow up appointments if there is an acute condition present, if they are participating in a special detox, weight loss or smoking cessation program or if there are a number of health concerns to work through. Other patients may chose to follow up once a month or every few months once they are feeling stable, healthy and happy. We recommend patients follow up at least once a year to maintain optimum health.

Please contact the clinic for further inquiries and more information regarding fees and insurance. Please note that Naturopathic visits are not covered by OHIP but are covered by most extended health plans.

Please call or email with any questions or to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.


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New Patient Intake Forms

Adult Health Intake Form

Pediatric Health Intake Form

Seniors Health Intake Form

Walk-In/Acute Intake Form

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Patient Handouts

Baking Soda Test

Candida Questionnaire

Castor Oil

Daily Diet Diary

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