*FEE SCHEDULE UPDATE*
As of March 15, 2019, the fee schedule will be adjusted to be in compliance with the centralized fee schedule set by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia. Fees must be within 10% of the set schedule, which is currently $175/hr. We will continue to set our fee schedule below the recommended rate, as we feel that is reasonable and fair when considering the socioeconomic factors in our region. We hope this is helpful to our patients in maintaining access to naturopathic care.
Fee Schedule as of March 15, 2019
Initial appointment (90 minutes) $240
Initial pediatric appointment (60 minutes) $160
Follow-up appointment (45 minutes) $120
Follow-up appointment (30 minutes) $80
Follow-up appointment (15 minutes) $40
Written letter from one of our Naturopathic Physicians: Base rate of $35
(up to $50 for extensive letters)
Chart transfer fee: $15
(To cover admin time, including the cost of copying, faxing, and mailing charts.)
GLUTEN FREE BANANA BREAD
At our house, we like to prepare at least one 'grab and go' snack for the week. Here is a delicious one for the whole family!
1 1/2 cups almond meal or almond flour
1/4 cup oil
3/4 cup light or dark brown sugar
3 medium bananas, mashed(about 3/4 cup banana puree)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup walnuts(optional)
1/2 cup chocolate chips(optional)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix together everything besides the walnuts &choco chips. Mix until there are no clumps. Fold the walnuts, chocolate chips, or any other mix-ins you might want into the batter.
Lightly grease a 5 x 10 or similar sized loaf pan and pour in the batter.
Bake for 55 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and let cool completely before slicing.
If your child goes to a nut-free school, substitute the almond flour with pre-mixed gluten free flour. We have also made this without sugar before- soak 6 dates in water for 30 minutes, mix them in a blender and add to batter.
DISPENSARY HOURS CHANGE
Dear valued patients,
Please note that our dispensary will not be open on Wednesday mornings as we are working hard on getting the new space ready for the beginning of July.
We thank you for your understanding and are happy to assist you with any questions during our business hours on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-12 / 1-4:30.
As many of you already know, Dr. Hartman is expecting a little one and is on maternity leave until the fall. We wish her all the joy in the world while she spends the summer with her family.
...Dr. Hartman’s family is growing, and so is Full Circle Family Health Care! We are excited to announce the addition of two Naturopathic Physicians to our team!
Dr. Diana Draper and Dr. Jessie Speirs are both licensed Naturopathic Physicians residing in the Kootenays. Appointments with them will be available at our clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-4.
You can learn about our new team members here.
Our dispensary hours will stay the same. You are welcome to come by and pick up any refills of supplements or tinctures during dispensary hours.
Some of you may have noticed a ‘for sale’ sign that has gone up in front of our clinic. The owners of the building have decided to put the house up for sale. This has been a very bittersweet process for all of us at the Heritage Health Centre. As of July 4th, Full Circle Family Health Care is excited to call 601 Lake Street our new home and we look forward to greeting you there.Until then, all appointments and the dispensary will remain at 823 Baker Street. We will send out an email as the moving-day gets closer, and will be posting updates on the website and clinic phone to ensure everyone knows where to find us.
Thank you all for your support through this busy year. We are looking forward to seeing you at the new clinic and to continuing your naturopathic medical care.
Christi, Myriam, Zoey, Jessie & Diana
Find tips on staying healthy this spring and enjoy recipes with seasonal herbs&fruits.
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We are excited to introduce our very first edition of the Heritage Health's seasonal Newsletter.
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Extended Health Claims
Naturopathic medicine is covered by most extended health care plans. We are now able to submit your extended health claim for you at the time of your visit. This can help eliminate insurance claim paperwork and reduce your out-of-pocket expenses if you are covered by an eligible insurer.
New Fee Schedule
Thank you to Dr. Jennifer Doan for the following explanation.
In April 2014, the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA) held it's AGM in Vancouver, BC. One of the agenda items was the fee schedule for Naturopathic Physicians in British Columbia. It was discussed that we are one of two professional bodies who have not adopted a centralized fee schedule for the profession. The other profession that currently has not adopted a centralized fee schedule is the CTCMA (College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Association). All other regulated professionals have adopted a fee schedule for their members.
A motion was put on the floor and passed that we adopt a fee schedule for the entire profession. It was decided that members who were not compliant with the fee schedule would have 1 year to bring their fees up to schedule. Members were permitted to be within 10% of the recommended fee schedule.
The fee schedule which was adopted by the BCNA is as follows:
Initial visit 60min: $160
Return visit 30 min: $85
Return visit 45 min: $125
Acupuncture visit: $80/session
Other Association Centralized fees:
Doctor Chiropractic: $190/h
All Doctors in the province will be adjusting their fee schedules to reflect the adopted schedule above.
Womens' Health at All Ages: Spring 2015
This series of talks celebrates a women’s hormonal health at all ages and provides insight into how we can work with our body’s natural cycles and stages. We will also focus on prevention and treatment of some of the specific hormone health concerns commonly experienced during a woman’s life. Each talk will also include time for discussion and light refreshments. For more information or to sign up, contact Customer Service at the Kootenay Co-op (250) 354-4077 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Embracing Maturity: Menopause and Beyond
Saturday, March 14th, 2015 3:00 - 4:30pm
This class will provide the opportunity to discuss transitioning through menopause and supporting our hormone health into a woman’s elder years.
Adulthood: The Reproductive Years
Saturday, April 4th, 2015 3:00 - 4:30pm
This class will address a variety of health issues for women in adulthood, including breast health and common hormone-related ailments like fibroids & heavy menses. We will also investigate healthy self-care practices that set the stage for hormone health throughout our adult and elder years.
The Teen Years
Saturday, April 25th, 2015 3:00 - 4:30pm
This class is geared towards teens and their parents. We will discuss the menstrual cycle, including premenstrual syndrome, painful periods and healthy bodycare practices (exercise, diet and emotional self-care).
Womens' Health Series: Resources
Women’s Health at All Ages Menopause.ppt[...]
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Food guidelines for following a low-glycemic diet.
Optimal Health Eating for Balanced Blood[...]
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PCOS Fertility Health App
Dr. Hartman was happy to be invited to help develop a tool to help women with PCOS use natural approaches to increase fertility. The PCOS Fertility Health App is a digital health-tracking tool designed to help you learn about natural fertility strategies, regulate your menstrual cycles and increase your chances of becoming pregnant. It is the only app available that combines multiple natural fertility strategies with a holistic health and lifestyle plan developed by a Naturopathic physician.
Click here to preview or purchase the app in iTunes.
Click here to learn more about the PCOS Fertility Health App.
Naturopathic services now tax-free!
As of February 12, 2014, all professional naturopathic services are GST and HST exempt.