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booking your appointment
Appointments can be scheduled online, by calling the office, or through email. Please specify if you would like to have an in office or virtual appointment. In office appointments are provided at Vitality Smithville OR Vitality Binbrook while virtual appointments can be done in the comfort of your own home using your phone, tablet, or computer. You must be a resident of Ontario in order to access virtual care.
PRIOR to your appointment
Upon booking your first visit you will be set up with a Jane account, which is where you will be able to view/change your appointments and access your forms, treatment notes, and handouts. Remember to keep your login information in a safe place as you will need it in order to schedule appointments yourself online and to access the secure video platform should you decide to have your consult virtually.
If you are scheduled for an initial appointment or it has been longer than a year since your last visit you will receive an email prompting you to fill out an online Intake & Consent form. Please be sure to complete this at least 24 hours prior to your appointment so that Dr. Geil can review it before you are seen. Completing this ahead of time helps to ensure you get the most out of your visit and that the time is spent efficiently on collecting the additional information needed to make an assessment and discuss your treatment plan.
YOUR FIRST VISIT
An Initial Consult is required for all new patients. It is ~60 minutes in length and includes an in depth discussion of your primary health concerns, health history, & treatment goals. While the main focus will be on your presenting health concerns, Dr. Geil will also ask you about other areas of your health, including your sleep, energy, mood, cycles, diet/lifestyle, and digestion. Any relevant physical exams will be performed and lab testing can be ordered if deemed necessary to aid in making an assessment. By the end of the visit the goal is to discuss all treatment options and implement a comprehensive treatment plan that is individualized to you.
follow up visits
A 45 Minute Follow Up visit is usually scheduled within 2-6 weeks of your initial appointment depending on your chief concerns and what your initial treatment plan entailed. If any testing was ordered or requested time will be spent in the second visit discussing your results, checking in on your progress, and modifying your treatment plan accordingly. The length and frequency of subsequent follow ups (15 / 30 / 45 / 60 minutes) is dependent upon how much time is needed to reassess and plan next steps to ensure you keep moving forward with your specific health goals.
Dr. Geil offers a variety of different treatment modalities in her practice. Since every patient's treatment plan is individualized specifically to their own needs, goals, and preferences, no two plans are ever alike.
To learn more about the different types of treatments she offers, including botanical medicine, supplementation, injections, BHRT, acupuncture, diet/lifestyle counselling and more, click the link below.
Since Dr. Geil maintains a general practice she treats a variety of different health concerns in both men and women.
Listed below are some of the top reasons patients seek naturopathic care. If you have a question about whether Dr. Geil can help you, please fill out the form in the contact section or send an email.
Hormonal - Irregular Periods | Painful Periods | Infertility | PCOS | Menopause | Endometriosis | Fibroids | PMS | Prenatal Care | Postpartum
Digestive - Bloating | Gas | Food Sensitivities | Constipation | Diarrhea | Reflux | IBS | IBD | SIBO
Pain - Headaches | Arthritis | Joint Pain | Back Pain | Sports Injuries
Stress & Mood - Anxiety | Depression | Fatigue | Poor Sleep
Immune - Cold & Flu | Autoimmune Conditions | Frequent Infections | Allergies
Skin - Acne | Psoriasis | Eczema
Metabolic - Thyroid | Diabetes | High Blood Pressure | High Cholesterol | Weight Management
Wellness Checks - Physical Exams | Bloodwork | Disease Prevention
To learn more about her special areas of focus click the link below.
Insurance & DIRECT BILLING
While naturopathic services are not covered under OHIP, many patients have coverage through their extended health benefits. Plans usually renew annually in January or September. The amount and type of services (such as visits, products, or lab testing) that are covered for each plan varies so be sure to contact your insurance provider if you have any questions pertaining to your coverage.
For your convenience Dr. Geil offers direct billing to several of the most common providers, including:
Manulife / OTIP
Great West Life
... and more
At the time of booking you will be sent an Extended Health Benefits Consent form. Please fill this out if you would like Dr. Geil to direct bill / submit your visit to your insurer on your behalf. Be sure to have a copy or photo of your insurance card in case the plan/policy numbers need to be re-entered.
Each patient will be provided with an itemized receipt should you have insurance but are with a plan that cannot be billed to directly, or you simply wish to pay and submit yourself. Payment options include debit, VISA, and Mastercard.
Lab testing can be a useful tool to aid in making an assessment to better understand what might be going on and can be helpful to monitor your treatment progress over time. Dr. Geil has access to both routine bloodwork through LifeLabs in addition to more specialized testing with other labs, depending on your areas of concern.
If it is determined that testing would be of benefit you will be provided with a requisition form and any test specific instructions during the appointment.
While lab testing through NDs is not covered under OHIP, many insurance companies do provide coverage through your extended health benefit package. At this time Dr. Geil can only offer direct billing for the cost of the visit and not products or testing. You will be provided with an itemized receipt should you have lab coverage and wish to pay & later submit to your benefit plan to be reimbursed.
products & supplements
During your appointment Dr. Geil may recommend a specific product or supplement to take as part of your comprehensive treatment plan. At the end of each visit you will leave with a prescription outlining all of the treatment recommendations, including any dosing information and changes / modifications made from prior appointments.
Remember that when it comes to supplementation, quality matters! Not just for your safety but also to ensure that what you are taking will yield the results that we expect to see.
Dr. Geil has access to the professional lines of products that utilize the most superior & absorbable forms of nutrients. They are dosed therapeutically based upon the current available research and are guaranteed to be third party tested for quality assurance.
To purchase products Dr. Geil will set you up with an account on Fullscript, which is an online dispensary that allows you to place orders at your convenience and have them shipped directly to your home. If you are a current patient and would like to place an order or need a refill, please click the link below.