Here is some basic information for patients, including the fee schedule, your intake forms, and more. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Pricing for 2019
*Note, pricing is increasing as of January 2020
Initial visit: $225 for 1.5 hour visit ($295 as of Jan 2020)
Second visit: $170 for 1 hour follow-up ($190 as of Jan 2020)
Subsequent follow-up visits:
30 min: $90 ($110 as of Jan 2020)
45 min: $130 ($ 150 as of Jan 2020)
1 hour: $170 ($190 as of Jan 2020)
All Naturopathic services are HST-exempt
Most insurance providers have coverage for naturopathic services. Check with your provider. You must pay for the full fees for your visit, and you’ll be given a receipt for insurance reimbursement.
Here’s a general outline of what the program will cost. Note that I do not sell services as part of a package, you must pay for sessions on an individual basis. (*Prices listed below for sessions are for 2019, see above for prices in 2020. The cost of supplements and labs are not increasing).
Phase 1: Discovery Phase Initial Session – $225 (Plus the cost of any lab tests that we run)
Phase 2 Clean Up Phase Planning Session – $170 (Plus the cost of supplements for this phase, about $150)
Phase 3: Hormone Balancing Implementation Session -$170 + 3 x $130 for follow-ups (Plus the cost of supplements monthly – see below)
Phase 4: That depends on how many follow-ups you will need, but usually we would have a 30 minute session once every 6-8 weeks, and you will likely maintain some or all of the initial supplements recommended until you conceive.
Supplements will cost approximately $250-$300 per month, per person, depending on your individual needs. This part is a must, so be prepared to spend this amount monthly for at minimum 3-6 months, but likely for as long as it takes for you to get pregnant.
Additional costs are the initial round of lab testing, but this varies based on my assessment of what tests you would need. Examples of common lab tests that I run are a Food Sensitivity blood test, which costs about $250. A comprehensive urine hormone panel called a “DUTCH” test costs $420. There may be other basic tests in addition to this that can total about $100-150. The Food test and hormone tests are NOT covered by OHIP, even if your doctor orders it.
How You can Work with Me
The first step is to book a free Discovery Session so that we can meet (virtually) and make sure that we’re a good fit to working together. You do not need to prepare anything, other than ensuring that you’ve at least read through the details on this website about working with me.
I only work with patients via telemedicine (i.e. virtually, through a secure video consultation platform). I do not do in-person consults. You must be living in Ontario in order to work with me.
I have booked my initial appointment, are there any forms to fill out?
Yes! They are pretty lengthy and can take up to an hour to complete, so please leave yourself enough time to ensure that they are complete BEFORE your appointment.
When you book your initial appointment you should receive an email confirmation, and in that email there is a link that says “Take me to my Forms”, which prompts you to log in to the Patient Portal.
The forms are to be filled online on our secure Patient Portal. For your convenience, here is the link to the Patient Portal: https://www.smartnd.
What is your Cancellation Policy?
I set aside a considerable amount of time for your appointment. Last minute cancellations can be very disruptive to my schedule, and I want to be considerate to patients who really need to be seen. As such, we have a cancellation policy in effect.
We require 2 full business days notice for cancellations. If you cancel with less than 2 full business days of an appointment, you will still be billed the FULL fee for the visit. For example, if you have an appointment on Tuesday at 10am, you must contact us no later than 10am on the Friday before the appointment.
Consideration may be given to emergencies and other unforeseen circumstances, solely at our discretion.
If you repeatedly book and cancel appointments even if it is within the allowed time for the cancellations, we can refuse to allow any further bookings. Please understand that it is disruptive to my schedules to have frequent cancellations, so please ensure at the time of booking that you can commit to the appointment time.
Appointments cannot be cancelled online. If you need to cancel or re-book your appointment, please call 613-695-8482 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for understanding!
How to I connect to my online appointment?
A few minutes prior to your appointment, please open this link: https://doxy.me/
When you open the page, you will be asked to give your name, and to allow the website access to your device’s camera and microphone. You need to give the website permission to access your camera and microphone, or I won’t be able to see or hear you.
Once you have done this, just wait in the virtual waiting room for Dr. Prakash to begin your call.
This platform does not require you to sign up for anything or download any software. You only need a smart phone, tablet, or computer and an internet connection. It is a secure connection that is compliant with the PHIPA standards.
If you have any further questions, please call or email us!
How can I pay for my consult?
We accept Visa and Mastercard (not Amex), as well email money transfer. If you are paying by email money transfer, the transfer must be sent to us before your appointment. Email transfers are to be sent to email@example.com. My administrative assistant will be contacting you ahead of the appointment to get your credit card information. The card number will be kept encrypted in our billing system (we do not have access to the number again) so that the card is saved and can be used again for future payments.
Where can I access the Patient Portal to get my treatment plan or test results?
Here is the link to the Patient Portal: https://www.smartnd.
How do I order supplements that were recommended to me?
For some supplements you will have to order directly with us, by emailing your order to firstname.lastname@example.org For other supplements you will be sent a link to our online ordering dispensary, where you can purchase your recommended products and they will be shipped out to you.
I’m located in Ottawa, but I see patients across Ontario through telemedicine (video consults) only.