Practitioner Bio & FAQs

Caroline Meyer, ND

Dr Caroline Meyer ND

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and Reiki Master

Why I Am Passionate About Getting Good Sleep
I have a passion for helping people sleep better because I have struggled with sleep throughout my life. Good sleep is a natural part of life…until it isn’t. In my late 40s, while my hormones were doing the perimenopausal dance, my personal life imploded. I sat by my father’s bedside as he died of congestive heart failure, my relationship of over 24 years’ duration shockingly ended and not by my choice, and my only sibling, my sister Beth, died unexpectedly. And guess what? I stopped sleeping well. I couldn’t get to sleep or woke too early or had both experiences in the same night. Can you relate?
Throughout my life, I had bouts of insomnia, but this one was long and unrelenting. As a naturopathic doctor, I had many tools at my disposal to heal my sleep. I used many of them plus worked with another naturopath, saw therapists and got acupuncture. Gradually, my sleep improved. Now, every night is not perfect but most nights I do sleep through the night. Along the way, I discovered the key practices that help maintain my sleep despite life’s turmoils.
As a naturopathic doctor, I have helped hundreds of people, like you, to figure out their own sleep solution.
Who I Am
I am an active member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (Ped-ANP). I am also a clinical and academic faculty member at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine where I supervise one of North America’s few pediatrics-focused clinic shifts.  As a nationally-featured writer and speaker, I share my passion for all things related to natural healing. As a long-time practitioner of meditation, I know how mindful practices can transform not only the mind but all aspects of health.

Frequently Asked Question

1.What can I expect before my initial intake?

I am happy to offer a complimentary 15 minute phone consult, to make sure that we are a good fit for one another. I truly want you to see the right practitioner so you can feel better as quickly as possible!

Once your initial intake is booked, I will send you the intake form, and ask that you complete two quizzes:

 

The Power of When Quiz

AND

The Four Tendencies Quiz

These quizzes identify both your approach to making sustainable change and what ‘chrono’ type you are. I want to make your time with me as useful and efficient as possible. So having this information helps me to develop an effective treatment plan FOR YOU.

 

2. What can I expect at my first visit?
At the first visit, we will spend about 75 to 90 minutes discussing the reasons for which you made the appointment as well as taking a thorough lifestyle history. I will also perform elements of a physical exam and recommend diagnostic testing as needed. By the end of most initital visits, I will share with you an initial treatment plan. I appreciate your input, too, as I want your treatment plan to be reasonable for you to follow.

 

3. How often do I need to come for visits?
The frequency of visits depends on many factors such as the intensity of the symptoms and the type of treatments followed. Acupuncture treatments typically occur every 7 to 10 days for a series of 6 to 8 treatments. Treatment with nutrition, reiki and constitutional homeopathy often involves less frequent visits, usually every 3 to 5 weeks.

 

4. Do you only treat people who have the conditions listed on your website?
While treating sleep challenges is my ‘thing’, I do of course address your whole health. So if you are suffering from insomnia but also want to lose some weight or deal with digestive issues, I can help. So much of our overall wellbeing impacts sleep and vice versa, it is impossible to isolate treating your sleep without addressing overall health issues. If I think you would be better served by another practitioner or would benefit from adding in other practitioners, then I will make those referrals. And I have a great referral network, to match you with the right person.

 

5. Are naturopathic doctors regulated health care providers?
In Ontario (as well as many states and provinces), naturopathic doctors are licensed and regulated by the government through HPRAC (which also regulates MDs, nurses, occupational therapists, etc). I am licensed as a ND (Naturopathic Doctor) in Ontario.

 

6. Are naturopathic medical fees covered by OHIP?
No, currently naturopathic fees are not covered by OHIP but many benefits/insurance plans do offer coverage. Check your specific plan to determine the details of your coverage. Otherwise, you may keep the receipts for treatment fees to use as medical expenses on your tax return. Also, please note that most likely the supplements, tests, and herbs are not covered by insurance plans.

 

7. How do I work with you?

My bricks-and-mortar practice is in Toronto at:

804 Bloor Street West (between Ossington and Christie subway stations)

I am also available for Skype and phone consults, at 416-347-5463

You can reach me on social media at

Instagram: cfmeyer_nd

Facebook: Dr Caroline Meyer or Alchemy Integrative Medicine

Twitter: @drmeyernd

 

8. What methods of payment do you accept?

I accept cash, e-transfers (completed within the visit) and credit cards as methods of payment which are due at the end of each visit.

NEW SERVICE: Direct Payment Through Telus Health— I also have an arrangement with Telus Health to securely receive payments for naturopathic services for people with coverage under certain insurance providers. If you have coverage with the following companies, then I can do direct payments: Desjardins Financial Security, Manulife, Great-West Life, Johnson Inc, and Standard Life.