Kleinburg (Vaughan) Naturopathic Doctor
Slipacoff B. Kin, N.D.
Clinic Owner and Director
"Take Time for Health Now... OR Make Time for Disease Later."
Dr. Slipacoff is the Clinic Director and one of the Naturopathic Doctors at Kleinburg Integrative Health Clinic. Her vision is to promote health through natural therapeutics that target her patients own unique cause(s) of disease.
Prior to graduating from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in 2005, Susan's undergraduate studies were in kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario. Currently, Dr. Slipacoff is licensed through the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and a professional member of the Canadian and Ontario Associations of Naturopathic Doctors. She has recently become a Prescribing ND allowing her to use thyroid medication and bioidentical hormones as needed with her patients.
Dr. Slipacoff, ND focuses and offers guidance on many treatments related to a wide variety of conditions. The top conditions she treats in her practice include (but are not limited to): Family health care, heart disease, hormone dysregulation such as PMS, menopause and peri-menopausal symptoms, fertility, autoimmune conditions, allergies/ asthma, digestive upset, food allergies or intolerances, detox/cleansing and poor immune health including frequent colds and infections.
She is the treating Naturopathic Doctor for the following health programs at KIH clinic: IntraVenous nutrient therapy, Fortify Your Fertility, Healthy Hormones, HeartSmart Wellness Care, Digestive Wellness Care, Healthy Moods, Immune Wellness, Healthy Transformation Weight Loss, Lifestyle First Weight Loss and the PureCleanse Program. If you are interested in learning more about any of these health plans, click on the related links or fill out your contact information.
Dr. Susan is additionally trained and experienced in using intravenous nutrient therapy and bioidentical hormones. These treatments can both be helpful in cases of fatigue, chronic stress, anxiety and other mood disorders, poor immune fuction and malabsorption conditions such as celiac disease and inflammatory or irritable bowel disease.
In addition to taking good care of her patients, Susan is a mother of 2 young children. In her spare time she loves being with her family as well as snowboarding, playing tennis, the piano, horseback riding and spending time at her cottage.
What to Expect During Your Visits
15 Minute "Meet-and-Greet":
This is optional for those who want to assess how Dr. Slipacoff, ND can meet their needs, prior to booking a full appointment. Finding the right practitioner is key for your success with Naturopathy, and this is a good way to evaluate that. These consults are $30; if you wish to proceed with a first appointment following this consult then the $30 will be deducted from the initial appointment fee.
The first Naturopathic visit consists of a complete and comprehensive assessment which will be about 60 minutes in length. During this visit your health concerns are thoroughly discussed along with a review of lifestyle variables such as diet and nutrition, stress management and exercise strategies. A complaint-specific physical exam may also be performed.
The second visit is normally 45 minutes in length. At this time any remaining information that is relevant to the diagnosis will be obtained and you will be given the primary components of your treatment plan.
Visits are later performed as needed to assess progress. These can last anywhere from 15 - 60 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
About Naturopathic Medicine
A: Naturopathic Medicine is a unique and comprehensive approach to improving health and treating illness. Focusing on prevention, and using natural substances and treatments, naturopathic doctors support and stimulate the body's ability to heal itself.
The primary goal of naturopathic treatment is to address the cause of illness, rather than simply treat or suppress symptoms. The patient is seen as a whole person and the naturopathic doctor takes the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions into account when diagnosing and developing a treatment plan.
A: Naturopathic doctors take a minimum of three years pre-medical studies at university, followed by four years at one of four recognized colleges of naturopathic medicine. The only two in Canada are the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (North York, ON) and the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic medicine (British Columbia).
The education encompasses basic medical sciences, naturopathic principles and therapeutics, and 1,500 hours of supervised clinical experience.
In regulated (or licensed) provinces and states across North America , graduates must also pass rigorous standardized exams to qualify to practice. In Canada, naturopathic doctors are regulated in British Columbia , Manitoba , Ontario and Saskatchewan . Legislation is pending in Alberta and Nova Scotia.
A: The difference is twofold: First of all homeopaths only use homeopathy as a treatment tool, whereas Naturopathic doctors use homeopathy as one of several treatment tools.
The second major difference is that homeopaths are not regulated and licensed in the province of Ontario . Therefore anyone can call themselves a homeopath regardless of training, whereas only those individuals following the steps outlined above can call themselves Naturopathic Doctors.
A: A Doctor of Natural Medicine (DNM) is not regulated and licensed in Ontario.
Anyone, regardless of training and education, can call themselves a Doctor of Natural Medicine in this province. There is no independent regulatory body that ensures that these individuals have appropriate training, or that standards of practice are being maintained. If a patient/client has any concerns their only recourse is a court of law. Most insurance companies only cover practitioners that are licensed.
The regulatory board for Naturopathic Doctors in Ontario is the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy - Naturopathy (BDDT-N) see www.boardofnaturopathicmedicine.on.ca/. This board is a government-appointed board that is independent of any of the naturopathic associations and its job is to protect the rights of the public and to ensure a standard of patient care.
A: The Board of Directors or Drugless Therapy maintains an up-to-date list of registered naturopaths in the province of Ontario at: http://www.boardofnaturopathicmedicine.on.ca/doctors_list.html
About Dr. Slipacoff, N.D.
- Clinical Nutrition
- Botanical Medicine
- Natural supplementation
- IV Injection Therapy
- Physical Medicine
- Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Lifestyle Counseling
- Facial Cosmetics / Mesotherapy
A: Various tests can be utilized to investigate the cause behind your particular health concerns. These include:
- Blood lab tests
- Salivary hormone testing
- Hair mineral analysis
- Toxic urine analysis
- Neurotransmitter testing
- Food sensitivity testing
- Physical exam
Requests are often made for various ultrasound/x-ray images
A: Virtually all chronic and most acute conditions may benefit from treatment by naturopathic doctors. People of all ages can be helped.
Concerns treated very effectively by Dr. Slipacoff include; chronic colds and flu's, digestive problems, high blood pressure, depression and anxiety, PMS, menopause, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, weight loss, arthritis, soft tissue/muscle injuries and acute/chronic pain.
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