Bridging the Gap
It is no secret that healthcare in Canada is in a state of crisis. There is a shortage of family doctors, and many are retiring with no replacements. Emergency rooms are struggling to find staff and some have needed to close temporarily or for certain shifts. Walk-in clinic availability is lacking and many people struggle to find timely in-person care due to the ongoing issues surrounding the pandemic. This leaves many people without consistent medical care when they need it.
The Naturopathic Doctors at IHC may be able to help you bridge the gap during this crisis. We offer same day visits for acute issues (ones not requiring emergency room visits), we can order blood work and have prescribing rights to help you access the prescriptions you need. On top of that, we are performing more PAPs, STI testing and pelvic/breast exams and other physical exams than ever before. We can keep your health on target if you are struggling to access consistent medical care.
On top of acute and routine medical help we are also excellent at health prevention and optimization. You get way more time with us than your family doctor which means we can look at you as a whole person, not just one issue at a time. Many extended health plans cover naturopathic medicine and most plans re-set at the end of the year. We are entering a busy time of year and the end of a benefit cycle. If you want to get in to see one of our doctors now is the time!
To keep the discussion going, please give us a call 604-888-8325.
Dr. Alyssa Fruson, ND