Officially Doctors....almost: Part 1

The time has come for the an avocado a day team to start seeing patients and we couldn't be more excited to get into the clinic. We will be interning for a year at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic in North York, Ontario beginning May 9th 2012. We'll start things off with outlining Kate and Jamie's clinic hours (they miraculously got the exact same schedule, surprise, surprise) as well as going over some more information about the RSNC and how you can become our patients!

The Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic sees over 100 patients per day and is one of the biggest naturopathic clinics in North America. As interns we will work in the clinic 4 days per week under the supervision of various licensed naturopathic doctors.  It is going to be a huge change for us from our regular class schedule and repeated exam periods that we have become so accustomed to over the past three years. Getting into the clinic and beginning to practice as an ND has been the goal throughout this entire process and we are beyond excited to get our hands dirty and start seeing patients.

Keep in mind that the RSNC is a teaching clinic and this means that as a patient you will be primarily cared for by a 4th year senior intern. All treatments and recommendations will be approved by the shift supervisor whom the patient will also see each visit. For this reason, the RSNC offers rates per visit which are much less than seeing a regular naturopathic doctor and are about $40 per visit. This makes the RSNC a great place to get top quality naturopathic care at a discounted rate. For more information about rates and the RSNC in general visit their website here!

Kate and Jamie's Clinic Hours (starting May 9th 2012)

Monday:      2:45pm - 7:00pm
Tuesday:      8:45am - 1:00pm
Wednesday: 8:45am - 1:00pm
Thursday:    2:45pm - 7:00pm

Jamie is excited to have the opportunity to work with some great supervisors who specialize in Botanical Medicine (Monday) and Clinical Nutrition (Tuesday). He will also have a great opportunity to treat patients who are HIV positive when he interns at the Sherbourne Health Center on Wednesdays during the summer semester.

Kate is looking forward to working with her supervisors who all have different areas of specialty. Her Tuesday shift focuses on clinical nutrition while her Wednesday shift focuses on homeopathy. She also has the opportunity to treat patients at Parkdale Community Health Center, which gives priority to patients who are marginalized, homeless, people with mental health challenges and addictions, people living with visible and invisible disabilities, LGBTQ communities and people living in poverty.  

As an ND we can help you with a wide range of health concerns. We can even help you tweak your current healthy lifestyle and give you strategies to stay on track. Call in or visit the clinic to book an appointment today!   
If you would still like to learn more about Naturopathic Medicine, check out our posts on Naturopathic modalities and the differences between NDs and MDs

All the best, 
Jamie and Kate


Jackie O said...

So excited for you guys!! Wish I lived closer so I could book an appointment...

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