What makes Phenom HPM unique?
Our systematic approach focused on improving the underlying causes of issues. Our integration of medical knowledge with lab testing diagnostics, nutrition and natural medicine. Our goal of getting each patient to achieve peak health, functioning, and performance. We believe in optimization and the prevention of illness and injury.
What is The Phenom Method?
This is our approach! We designed this process and use it with every patient we work with to quickly assess your current state of functioning and to uncover any underlying issues to be targeted for big impact improvements. We expect to see certain improvements at each check-point(follow-up visit) and make specific adjustments to your treatment plan or dig deeper into factors that may be preventing improvement if we need to.
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. It is based on the healing power of nature and it supports and stimulates the body’s ability to heal itself. Naturopathic medicine is the art and science of disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention using natural therapies including: botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation, traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, lifestyle counselling and health promotion and disease prevention.
How does Naturopathic Medicine compare to Conventional Medicine?
Both are doctors, both provide primary care and both are similarly trained. The primary differences between naturopathic and conventional medicine are the philosophical approach and the therapies used. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) treat patients as individuals by addressing the physical, environmental, lifestyle, attitudinal, and emotional aspects of health. This allows naturopathic doctors to find and treat the cause of the disease using a variety of therapies. Conventional doctors generally address and treat the symptoms of disease and use pharmaceutical therapies or surgery.
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional medicine is a personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working in collaboration to address the underlying causes of disease. It involves specialized lab testing like Food Sensitivity Blood Testing, Urinary or Saliva Comprehensive Hormone Testing, Complete Thyroid Panels, Urinary Organic Acid Detoxification Testing, Stool Testing for Digestive concerns.
What is the typical process like at Phenom HPM?
- Initial Assessment – to assess current state of function and recommend any lab testing if we need more specific information.
- Lab Test Results Review & Treatment Plan – to fully explain any lab results and your custom treatment plan.
- Progress Follow-Ups – to assess progress and make any necessary adjustments.
- Maintenance Plan – to sustain peak health and function.
How many visits should I expect to have?
While everyone is certainly different, we typically see patients for 3-4 months(approx. 5 visits) and then show them how to maintain optimal function by following their custom Maintenance Plan. We recommend they return in 6-12 months to re-check their problem areas as a lot can change in the human body in 3-6 months and we believe in Preventative Medicine.
What are the most common things you help people with?
We call them “The Big 5”
- Low Energy
- Belly Fat
- Brain Fog
And of course peak health and peak performance!
Are you Regulated Health Professionals?
Yes, we are Board Certified Naturopathic Doctors and members of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
Are you services covered under extended health benefits?
Yes, under Naturopathic Medicine.
Do you need a referral?
No, you don’t need a referral to work with us.
How do I Book in?
You can Book Online using the Online Booking function on our website or by calling the clinic at: (905) 635-7463
Do you have Evening and Weekend appointments available?
Yes, we have Evening and Saturday appointments available.
Do you do specialized lab testing?
Yes, we do a wide array of functional and conventional lab testing. For example, Food Sensitivity Blood Testing, Urinary or Saliva Comprehensive Hormone Testing, Complete Thyroid Panel, Urinary Organic Acid Detoxification Testing, Stool Testing for Digestive concerns.
I would like to do IV Therapy, do I need to become a Patient at the clinic first?
You would just need to do our IV Assessment prior to doing IV Therapy.
Do you ever load people on supplements?
No! We believe in precision medicine. If we need to use certain nutrients, botanicals, vitamins or minerals it would be for a specific reason, based on lab results, or to get certain improvements. There are some base nutrients that most people would benefit from, but outside of those we typically have people come off of supplements we recommend once we’ve gotten the improvements we are looking for or seen the improvements on any follow-up lab testing.
Do patients have to come to the clinic?
We do like to see our patients, but also are very used to accommodating to people’s busy schedules and realize it may not be easy to come in. We do a lot of Telemedicine Visits(Phone/Video). This is available for our Ontario, Canada based patients. We are well equipped to ship any lab kits or supplements direct to our patients.