Naturopathic Insurance Coverage: Why You Should Not Waste It
Did you know that naturopathic medicine is covered by most insurance companies? Too many times my patients have found out that they have coverage just before it expires. Many wish they started making use of their coverage years ago. Before you say to yourself “I don’t need to use my naturopath coverage” read this article. I’ll give you 5 reasons why you should not let your naturopath coverage go to waste.
1. YOU HAVE A HEALTH CONDITION
Here’s an obvious reason to make use of your coverage. Naturopathic medicine has so much to offer for so many health conditions. Even if you’re already being treated, I still suggest adding a naturopath to your health care team. We can improve results and minimize side effects. With the approval of your family doctor you may even be able to come off some medications.
2. YOU HAVE NO HEALTH ISSUES BUT WANT TO OPTIMIZE YOUR HEALTH
Maybe you have no official health diagnosis but you still want things to be running in top form. The body is constantly giving signs that it could use a tune up. Does your energy drop more often than you like? Do you have PMS, period cramps or irregular periods? Are your bowel movements irregular or do they look unhealthy? Are you a little bloated? How’s your skin or hair? How’s your mood? Pay attention to these signs your body is giving you and reach for the best health possible.
3. YOU WANT TO PREVENT A HEALTH CONDITION
Prevention is the best medicine. Does something run in your family? Be proactive and use naturopathic medicine to prevent disease. If a rough season is coming up for you (like allergy season, cold/flu season, a stressful time etc.) work with a naturopath to prepare yourself for it. This will save you from needing time off work and will maximize your productivity.
4. YOU WANT TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR BODY
I find it fun to learn about my own health. It’s nice to try new things like cosmetic acupuncture, regular acupuncture or herbs. It’s also good to double check that your diet is healthy according to the latest research. If you’re curious about testing for certain things, we can do that too. Patients especially enjoy testing for food sensitivities and hormonal imbalances. If you love learning, use your coverage to learn as much about yourself as you can.
5. FREE CONSULTS
You may want to use your coverage, but you feel hesitant because you don’t understand what on earth naturopathic medicine is. The solution to this is simple. Book a free 15-minute consult and ask all the questions you need. A consult is not a “sales pitch” – it’s simply a question and answer period.
Many people wish they could have naturopathic medicine coverage. If you have it, don’t let it go to waste. Trust me, there is so much you can gain from it.
Dr. Samantha Dass is currently a naturopathic doctor working at Holland Landing Health Centre in East Gwillimbury, Ontario, which services Holland Landing, Newmarket, Aurora, Keswick and Bradford areas. If you are interested in naturopathic services please contact Holland Landing Health Centre at 905-853-7900 or via e-mail at [email protected].