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Jaty Tam, NDI think of Naturopathic Doctors as a “throw back” to the way all doctors used to practice – when your doctor really was your family doctor and had time to know you well over a number of years, becoming a reliable support system in your life. These doctors had time to discuss your overall health and wellbeing, as well as strategies for disease prevention and optimizing health through proper diet and lifestyle.

The reality in this province [Ontario] is that the system is set up so that your family doctor typically spends less than 15 minutes per patient. This is not the fault of your doctor, but it is the reality of the Ontario health care system. Naturopathic Doctors are able to fill in the gap left by the family doctor to perform all the tasks for which your GP is no longer granted time.

Naturopathic Doctors are able to open a dialogue with patients to determine the best path to wellness that fits into an individual’s unique lifestyle, schedule, culture, and desires. ND’s don’t just hand down prescriptions or provide a natural medicine that performs the same action as a pharmaceutical; we help your body get back to a state of balance and optimal health, encouraging your body to heal itself.

I strongly believe that my role as a Naturopathic Doctor is to guide a person to discover the path to their health and to empower a person to embrace their personal wellness. The patient is responsible for his/her own health, while I merely provide them with the ability to make an informed choice as to how to improve their own health.


Yours in Health,
Jaty Tam, Naturopathic Doctor