Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose Dr. Levy as my “Integrative & Functional Medicine Doctor” ?
  1. Credentials: Dr. Levy is currently the only Canadian Doctor that has completed extensive training in Conventional Medicine (M.D.) in addition to Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.) and Chiropractic Medicine (D.C.) . All degrees are first professional doctorate degrees with clinical internship requirements. This equates to well over 16 years of university level education.
  2. Experience: Dr. Levy has 25+ years of clinical experience and has treated over 5000 patients to date.
  3. Licensure: Dr. Levy, ND, DC, HOM is registered to practice in Ontario as a Naturopathic Doctor (N.D.), a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) and a Homeopath (HOM) and is currently the only Canadian doctor to be dully registered in three regulated and distinct professions.
  4. Postgraduate certifications: Dr. Levy has completed postgraduate certification programs in Functional Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Regenerative Medicine and Medical Acupuncture.
  5. Expert Advisory: Dr. Levy is a scientific advisor board member for DNA Labs Canada
  6. In the press: Dr. Levy is a regular guest lecturer for numerous professional associations and was featured in several professional journals, magazines and TV segments.

Do you offer a free consultation ?
  Dr. Levy does not offer free consultations.
Aren't all Naturopaths trained in Functional Medicine ?
The short answer for this question is no.  Functional Medicine is taught in only a few of the American Naturopathic Medical Colleges (Dr. Levy Alma mater is one of them). Furthermore, Dr. Levy completed numerous post graduate certifications both in Orthomolecular medicine in addition to Functional Medicine, including the AFMCP (Applied Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice) certification program from the Institute of Functional Medicine.
Can Chiropractors practice Functional Medicine ?
In Ontario, Chiropractors can not order labs and can only address conditions or dysfunctions that pertain to the MSK systems (Musculoskeletal). Ontario Chiropractors that claim to practice Functional Medicine do so (knowingly or unknowingly) illegally.  
How much does it cost to become a patient of Dr. Levy's?
Dr. Levy’s hourly rate is $350. It is during the initial consultation that Dr. Levy will advise you on the cost of the personalized treatment plan and what is involved.
Do you offer TeleHealth or Video Chat consults ?
Yes, some of our patients can not visit our clinics due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, geographical, disability or other limitations. During your scheduled TeleHealth secure video chat appointment, Dr. Levy will review your past medical history, and ask you pertinent questions regarding your past medical history and present illness and will advise you on the wellness plan.
Are Dr. Levy's services covered under insurance plans or OHIP ?
Naturopathic Medicine, Chiropractic and Homeopathy are typically covered under most extended health insurance plans and benefits. Since Dr. Levy is a registered Naturopathic Doctor, Chiropractor and a Homeopath these services may be covered either partially or entirely under most insurance plans.  None of our clinic services are covered under OHIP. 
How much do laboratory tests cost?
Costs vary depending on the type of tests Dr. Levy will recommend to you. This will be established at the initial visit. Please budget anywhere from $500 to $1500 on functional lab tests.

Please Note: As a patient of Dr. Levy you will enjoy wholesale Lab tests at cost. (Patients can pay most lab companies directly.) This is another cost-saving feature that we implement in our clinic. Functional lab tests are not covered under OHIP, but might be covered under your Health Spending Account (HSA), insurance benefits or extended health care plans.

What should I do before my initial visit?
Please email scanned (PDF) or fax all recent lab results (past year only), consult reports and medical imaging reports BEFORE your initial appointment. For your convenience patients can now schedule their appointments and complete the intake form online.

We recommend you get the following labs (within past year):

  1. CBC with Diff
  2. ESR, CRP
  3. eGFR, Creatinine
  4. AST, ALT, ALP, GGT and Lytes (Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Bicarb)
  5. Lipid panel, Fasting glucose and HbA1C
  6. TSH, Ferritin, B12
  7. 25-OH (Vitamin D3)