Complementary 15 minute Consultation ($0.00)
An opportunity for patients who are unsure about how naturopathic medicine can benefit them, or a chance to briefly sit down with Dr. Martinello to discuss their concerns and see whether or not naturopathic medicine is the right choice for them. Dr. Martinello WILL NOT offer any treatment or supplement recommendations during this consultation.
Adult Initial Consultation ($160.00 tax exempt) 90 minutes
Youth (Ages 0-16) Initial Consultation ($120.00 tax exempt) 90 minutes
During this consultation, Dr. Martinello will go through a detailed health history including reason for visit, past medical history, family history, medication/natural health product use, allergies and lifestyle activities etc. During the visit a concern-driven physical examination will occur and at the end she will provide treatment recommendations that she feels will best meet the needs of the patient. Treatment recommendations may include dietary counselling, vitamin/mineral supplementation, herbal prescriptions, and/or further investigative laboratory testing.
Adult Follow up visits ($60.00 tax exempt) 30-45 minutes
Youth Follow up visits ($45.00 tax exempt) 30-45 minutes
Follow up visits include discussing any concerns of previous treatment by patient, report progress of treatment, adjustment of treatment protocol, and/or discussing any new concerns patients may have. Follow up visits are for patients that have completed an initial consultation with Dr. Martinello only and not any other naturopathic doctor.
Acupuncture ($60.00) 30-45 minute treatment, billed as a naturopathic follow up and not under acupuncture coverage.
Dr. Martinello uses traditional Chinese medical acupuncture to treat concerns of the digestive tract, reproductive tract, musculoskeletal system, for migraine/headache/sinus relief and as a stress/calming/ relaxation treatment.
Additional Specialized Laboratory testing offered:
Food Sensitivity Testing(Price varies based on test ordered)
Test the body’s immune response to over 120 foods in specific food categories. Often recommended for those with digestive concerns including a diagnosis if IBS, autoimmune disease, migraine suffers, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, joint pain.
Salivary Hormone Testing for both males and females (Price varies based on test ordered)
Testing salivary hormone levels of cortisol, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEAS etc. This is test is not offered unless patient has consulted Dr. Martinello.
Routine Bloodwork (Prices vary based on test requisitioned plus an $8.00 lab administration fee)
Dr. Martinello is able to order lab tests that test complete blood count, iron levels, thyroid hormones, cholesterol and other lipid profiles etc. All testing that can be order by an ND is routinely ordered by an MD however when an ND requisitions testing there is a cost and is not covered by OHIP.
*Please not, extended health insurance plans only provide coverage for the naturopathic visits (initials and follow up visits including acupuncture billed as follow ups). They DO NOT provide coverage for laboratory testing or any natural health products that may be recommended, therefore these are out of pocket costs for patients.
** If patients inquire about extended health insurance coverage, Dr. Martinello is providing direct-billing services to those who have naturopathic coverage through GREENSHIELD or SSQ Financial group ONLY. Patient’s with alternative health insurance coverage will pay upfront on the date of their visit, will be issued a receipt by Dr. Martinello to which they (the patient) will submit to their insurance for reimbursement. Naturopathic Services are NOTcovered by OHIP.
***Methods of payment offered by Dr. Martinello include: cash, cheque, Visa, Mastercard, American Express. Interac debit is NOT offered at this time.