Frequently Asked Questions
What is a naturopathic doctor?
A naturopathic doctor (also referred to as a naturopathic physician) is a primary healthcare practitioner in the province of British Columbia. This means they can perform physical exams, order diagnostic labs, diagnose, and treat patients.
Naturopathic doctors operate under guiding principles that encourage doctors to enhance the body’s natural healing abilities. This is done by educating patients on the power of prevention and when treatment is necessary they focus on the least invasive treatments first to tackle the root cause of the ailment.
Are your services covered by my extended health plan?
It is becoming more common for naturopathic medical services to be covered under extended medical benefit plans. Each plan is unique so it is important to check with your benefit provider to determine your personal coverage.
Are naturopathic doctors able to order blood tests?
Yes! Naturopathic doctors can order standard blood testing through Life Labs as well as a wide variety of functional blood tests.
Do you prescribe medications?
Yes, Dr. Reilander is recognized by the CNPBC for prescribing authority.
How do I book an appointment?
Please call Peninsula Naturopathic Clinic at (250) 655-1660 to book an appointment.
How should I prepare for my first appointment?
For your first appointment:
- Expect your first visit to be about 45 minutes – 1 hour
- Bring any recent lab, imaging, or other diagnostic testing results
- Bring a list of current medications and supplements
- Download and complete an intake form prior to your appointment