APPOINTMENTS

Please note I am on reduced hours as I slowly return from Maternity Leave.

SPRING 2019 HOURS:

  • In-Person Clinic @ Avalon Laser Health, 40 Airport Heights Dr., St. John's:
    • Tues evenings 4:30-7:30pm
    • One Saturday per month 10am-2pm
  • Virtual Clinic via Zoom Video Call:
    • Wed evenings 6:30-8:30pm
    • Thurs evenings 6:30-8:30pm
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How It Works

Get started and take control of your health in 4 simple steps!

Step 1

Schedule Your First Appointment

Either:

Intake Consult
90 mins, $225

or

New Patient Workshop
90 mins, $37

Step 2

Complete & Submit Intake Form

This intake is comprehensive and takes about an hour to complete. Please have it prepared before you show up for your first visit. You can either bring it with you or email it ahead of time to Dr. Laura.

GET INTAKE FORM

Step 3

"Your First 90 Days"

Your initial 3 months of care will be programmed with Dr. Laura to help ensure your success. It includes all the visits, training, and support you need to get your new lifestyle up and running for good this time. 

Several appointment packages are available depending on your health needs. Get these details at your first visit.

Step 4

Choose Your Level of Ongoing Care

Once your initial 3 months of care complete, you can choose how frequently you would like to follow up with Dr. Laura.

Typical frequencies for check-ins include quarterly, monthly, or bi-weekly depending on your health needs/goals.

 

Ready To Work Together?

JOIN THE WAITLIST! Fill in the form below to join the waitlist and get a private email when Dr. Laura is accepting new patients.

PATIENT INFORMATION

Find the answers to commonly asked questions for new and established patients.

What's it like working with me? 
As a naturopathic doctor, I am trained as a "primary care provider", and function similarly to your GP. I am trained to help with everything from colds, flus, osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, pregnancy, kids... etc. That said, my skill set is best used in addressing chronic lifestyle diseases.

​Where I differ from your GP, is in the therapies I offer:

  1. Diet & Lifestyle. This is the "meat and potatoes" of what I do, and I *will* hold you accountable. Not to be too blunt, but if you are not ready for these kind of changes, I am not the right Naturopathic Doctor for you. I actively avoid the latest on-TV health fad and weight loss diets, and focus on doing diet and lifestyle right for long-term health with a straightforward approach. In this manner, I help get my patients relief and often help them reduce their need for medications. I will work with you to make sure that we start with a plan that you can stick to and get real results with.
  2. Natural Medicines. I am trained in a variety of therapies that I pull from as needed to help you when it makes sense. The key ones I focus on in my practice are: High-dose Clinical Nutrients. i.e. vitamin and mineral supplements; Botanicals.Everything from supplements, to cooking with herbs, to teas, tinctures, and even poultices.

Team Approach:
Naturopathic medicine can be a game changer for your health, I see it clinically all the time. But it's not an either/or approach between this and conventional medicine/medication. Understand that I work alongside your other healthcare team members. I often refer my patients back to their GP for medications and blood work/lab testing when necessary, as well as other practitioners as needed for specialty therapies.

Special Interests:
I run a general practice and see just about everything. That said, I have a passion for treating women's health, hormonal concerns, and digestive complaints, and focus much of my professional efforts on these topics.

Conventional Testing: I do not offer conventional lab testing. If tests are required, during the appointment, I will give you an appropriate referral to have these tests done with your M.D. or with other specialized practitioners.

Specialty Testing: I do offer some specialized testing at the clinic. If I think you require these tests, they will be discussed with you at your appointment. The cost of these tests is not included in your visit or package price.

Yes!
My consults are covered under private health insurance if you have naturopathic services as part of your policy's benefits. Please consult your policy before booking to be certain. After your visit, you will be issued a receipt that you may submit with your claim.

I do not offer direct billing at this time.

Virtual Clinic Location
ZOOM CONFERENCE CALL
An meeting link will be emailed to you so you can join for your visit with Dr. Laura or her team.

In-Person Clinic Location
AVALON LASER HEALTH 
PHYSIOTHERAPY + WELLNESS 
40 Airport Heights Dr. 
St. John's, NL A1A 4Z7 
(709) 753-0155

Rescheduling And Cancellation Policy: 
In an effort to serve as many patients as possible, I ask that you please give the clinic a minimum of 24 hours notice to cancel or change your appointment to give appropriate time to offer the opportunity to someone else.

How To Cancel/Change Your Appointment: 
Your appointment confirmation email contains all the links you need to re-schedule your appointment using my online booking system.

If your appointment is inside the 24 hour notice window, you will not be able to re-schedule online. Please contact us by 10 a.m. one working days before your scheduled visit. If your appointment is on a Monday, call by 10 a.m. the previous Friday. (email: [email protected])

No shows/Late Cancellations: Not cancelling your appointment or late cancellations can be costly. When you miss a scheduled medical appointment, or if you cancel it after 10 a.m. one working day before your appointment, we consider it as “no show”. Please be advised that we will:

  • Record it as a missed appointment in your medical chart.
  • Send you an email about your missed appointment.
  • Charge you 50% of the fee for the missed appointment.

 

Fees: As of February 2019, our fee schedule is as follows:

  • 1 Hour ND Consult, $150
  • 1/2 Hour ND Consult, $80
  • 1 Hour Health Coach Consult, $75
  • 1/2 Hour Health Coach Consult, $40

Payments: Payments are made via the online booking system. They can be paid in advance at time of booking or at the time of your appointment.

Methods of payment accepted: all major credit cards and eTransfer. Please note we do not accept cash, interac, or cheques.

Receipt Handling:

PACKAGE RECEIPTS: Will be issued upon payment and indicate that you have the indicated amount "on account" with Dr. Laura.

VISIT RECEIPTS: After your visit is complete, your account will be debited for the amount owing and you will be issued a visit receipt that includes Dr. Laura's license numbers and can be submitted to your insurance.

 

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