Naturopath Victoria

Naturopathic Medicine in Victoria

Geometry Integrated Health is proud to welcome Dr. Rachael Lovink to our team and to offer Naturopathic Medicine in Victoria. 

If you are looking for a naturopath downtown Victoria who offers a personalized approach to your health,  if you would like more face time with your doctor and to get to the root of your health concern, then naturopathic medicine at Geometry may be the right fit for you. Dr. Lovink is thorough in her assessment,  compassionate in her approach, and evidence-based in her diagnosis and treatment.

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Naturopathic Medicine Victoria

Dr. Rachael Lovink

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine is a comprehensive form  primary care that endeavours to identify and treat the root cause of a patients symptoms rather than merely treating  symptoms themselves. Where as conventional medicine generally addresses the symptoms of disease with pharmaceutical prescriptions and invasive surgery naturopathic medicine employs a a multi faceted approach that involves many tools and treatments.  These tools range from traditional medical tests and lab-work to an in depth analysis of lifestyle choices and diet.  

“Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease. Symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functioning of the body, and unfavourable lifestyle habits. Naturopathic Medicine emphasizes disease as a process rather than as an entity.”

By assessing the biological, psychological, and environmental factors impacting a patients health a naturopath can design an individualized treatment plan  targeted at the root causes of a patients symptoms. Treatment plans can include but are not limited to dietary and lifestyle interventions, targeted nutrient and mineral supplementation, botanical medication,  and IV / injection therapy. Naturopathic doctors also carry prescriptive authority and may prescribe pharmaceutical drugs when necessary.

Dr. Lovink—Geometry’s naturopathic doctor—holds certification in Prescriptive Authority & Intravenous Therapy, which allows her to both manage & prescribe certain medication and administer intravenous nutrient therapy.

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Who can benefit from Naturopathic medicine?

Naturopathic medicine is well suited to treating a wide range of health concerns including digestive health problems and female hormone imbalances.   While seeing a naturopathic doctor is often prompted out of a health concern, naturopathic medicine is also uniquely suited for those who simply want to optimize their health.  Naturopathic medicine can help increase energy, wellbeing, and longevity,  and reduce future risks of disease. 

In seeing a Naturopathic Doctor you can expect a thorough assessment (initial visits are 60 minutes in length), an evidence-based approach to diagnosis and treatment, and a treatment plan that involves an individualized blend of nutrition, supplements, botanicals, and lifestyle counselling.

List of common symptoms naturopathic medicine can help with

Gas/bloating
Diarrhea/constipation
IBD (Crohn’s, colitis)
Diverticulosis/Diverticulitis
Gut infections (SIBO, H. pylori, other infections)
IBS
Food sensitivities
Migraines/chronic headaches
PMS
Excessive/irregular/absent menstrual bleeding
Infertility
Acne
Mood changes including depression, anxiety, irritability
Insomnia
Fibroids, Endometriosis, ovarian/uterine cysts
Fatigue
Chronic stress
Weight gain/loss
Thyroid disorders/imbalances
Poor memory, foggy thinking
Food cravings, poor diet
Yeast infections
Poor nutritional status (low iron, low B12, low vitamin D, etc)
Excessive hair loss/growth, brittle nails, skin problems (eczema, dry skin, psoriasis, etc)

Naturopathic Treatment Rates:

Initial 15 minute consultation

Free


60 minute first visit

$175


Additional sessions are case dependent

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Want to find out whether Naturopathic Medicine the right fit for you?

 
The best way to be sure: simply book in for a free 15-minute  consultation!

Or give us a call:

250. 590. 3757 

Learn about conditions & treatments we offer:

At Geometry we are able to treat a wide range of both acute and chronic conditions. Our in-house naturopathic physician has a clinical focus on Digestive Health as well as Female Hormones.

Digestive health

Pursuing digestive health is core part of your wellbeing.

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Intramuscular (IM) Nutrient Shots

An ideal solution for those who want a quick nutrient boost with optimal absorption.

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Intravenous (IV) Nutrient Therapy

An effective way to boost nutrient status and achieve your health goals quicker.

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Female hormones

Identifying your unique hormonal landscape for optimal health.

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What to expect at your initial visit

Your initial visit is a 60-minute appointment during which Dr. Lovink will take a thorough health history.

Since objective data is an important aspect of getting to the root cause of your health concern, Dr. Lovink will also discuss what laboratory testing would be most appropriate.

Basic laboratory testing (through Lifelabs) is a key component of your health assessment, therefore if you have had any laboratory work done in the past 6 months please bring these to your first appointment.

 

Cost

Initial 60-minute appointments are $175. Follow-up appointments vary in cost depending on the nature of the health concern.

Medical Insurance

Naturopathic visits are covered under your extended medical insurance. The amount varies depending on your provider; please contact them directly to determine your coverage.

 Direct Billing

We offer direct billing for most insurance companies—click here to view list of eligible providers. Please inquire at the front desk to confirm we are set-up for your provider.

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