What I Do

As a primary care practitioner, I recommend treatments that are safe, effective, and whenever possible, mirror the body's natural biochemistry. 

The foundation of my medical approach is focused primarily on phytotherapeutics - that is using food (optimizing the diet) & plant-based medicines (such as custom blended botanical formulations) to help you to heal. I often also employ manual & energetic therapies (such as acupuncture & craniosacral), lifestyle & emotional counselling, nutritional supplementation, and integration of pharmaceutical medications when necessary, all while providing the medical supervision required to monitor your progress toward freedom from dis-ease. 

My general approach to health aims to support the basics of a health-full life by creating the conditions for:

  • A nourishing & individualized diet
  • Rejuvenating sleep
  • Smooth digestion
  • Optimal energy
  • Balanced mental, emotional, and physical health

What each of us truly needs to heal and how best to achieve health varies greatly. My role involves customizing a health plan to meet your unique needs, and which will support the innate healing wisdom of your body.  


What to Expect

Whether you're new to Naturopathic Medicine entirely or have been to see an ND before, it's important to recognize that whether MD, ND, herbalist or the like, every health care practitioner will have their own "flavour" of practicing, and ensuring that your personal needs & expectations are matched as closely as possible to those of your health care practitioner provides a crucial foundation for optimum care. 

In general, I like to start simply, incorporating reasonable but meaningful changes into your life to begin alleviating your current symptoms. Treatment will require a nominal amount of effort on your part, as true health manifests through the willingness to change, and the refinement of our daily choices, actions and beliefs.

Though I will at times recommend medications and/or nutritional supplementation, more often I am aimed at minimizing the number of pills one takes per day. In most cases, creating custom compounded herbal formulations (such as teas & tinctures) and combining them with a therapeutic dietary prescription is my preferred method of treatment. 

Note: Be sure to check with your extended health coverage, as most plans recognize the benefit of reducing the financial barriers Naturopathic care.


Services 

The Initial Naturopathic Consult, $190

  • As a new patient, your initial appointment is 60 minutes, and includes a thorough medical history and creation of a detailed treatment plan that outlines what you can begin to do to achieve your health goals. We'll discuss potential blood/hormone/allergy testing, perform pertinent physical exams, and provide a safe space for you to have someone truly listen to all of what's involved in your health story. A tentative diagnosis will be made and explained to help you better understand your condition and/or symptoms. If appropriate, treatment will commence right away with your consent, and an explanation will be given regarding the goals and objectives of any recommendations or referrals made to guide & improve your health outcomes.  

The Initial Herbal Consult, $250

  • As a new patient with a particular passion for herbal healing, your initial appointment is 90 minutes and includes all of the same services as listed above, however your visit also includes a private medicine making lesson in our beautiful kitchen workshop space. Learn how to formulate, create, and take home your own custom herbal medicine specific to your health needs all under the supervision of Dr. Marciano. Please note: 
    • Though herbally-focused, this visit is still considered Naturopathic care.
    • Cost includes the herbs & supplies for either one 100 ml herbal tincture OR 100 grams of medicinal tea.

30-45 Minute Follow Up Consultations ($85 or $110)

  • For returning patients, appointments can range from 30-45 minutes, as each session is based on your individual health needs. Check-ins are usually recommended every 3-6 weeks, depending on your particular needs, and subsequent visits will vary depending on your health condition and response to treatment. During this visit, Dr. Marciano assesses your progress, reviews lab work, refills prescriptions, and answers any questions you might have regarding your treatment plan. 

DIY Herbal Prescription Refill, $85

  • For returning patients with a particular passion for herbal healing, who would like to refill their herbal prescription under the supervision of Dr. Marciano while discussing your custom formula and treatment progress. Please note: 
    • Though herbally-focused, this visit is still considered Naturopathic care.
    • This service is only available to patients who have already had an initial consultation with Dr. Marciano. 
    • Cost does not include herbs & supplies
      • 100 ml tincture, $35 + tax
      • 250 ml tincture, $65 + tax
      • 50 grams medicinal tea, $15 + tax