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Marigold Functional Medicine is a prominent integrative health care practice on Vancouver Island, with offices in Nanaimo and the Cowachin Valley.
Our practitioners are certified in the functional medicine approach to health and wellness and provide you with the best of holistic health care. As licensed MDs and Nurse Practitioners, we can offer you full access to your British Columbia Medical Services Plan coverage.
Our goal is to provide each patient with the foundation to achieve and maintain their individual health goals. Functional Medicine takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies.
We welcome you to our practice and invite you to explore our health care offerings.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What kind of illness are treated at the clinic?
The practitioners at Marigold Functional Medicine treat a wide scope of health conditions including: chronic fatigue, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, heart disease, arthritis, digestive and skin illnesses, neurological diseases, diabetes, adrenal, thyroid and hormone imbalances.
What about disease Prevention?
Many of our clients come for preventive care. Some seek our services to prevent the development of illness that run in their family. Others are looking for optimum wellness.
How Long is the wait to be a new Patient?
Generally patients are scheduled to be seen as new patients within 1-3 months of submitting their initial patient questionnaire.
How are patients charged for services?
Fees are paid at time of service by cash, credit card or E transfer. A portion of care may be reimbursed to British Columbia patients from Medical Services Plan . Private insurance or extended benefits may also offer some coverage. Integrative services, testing, and treatments are billed privately. Consults are a set fee, and follow up visits are billed according to the length of time you spend with your provider.
Do you treat children?
Functional medicine consults and care are provided for children age two years and older who also have a GP or Pediatrician.
What about hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone balance is essential to good health.
Adrenal, thyroid and sex hormone imbalance is treated with nutrition, botanicals, therapeutic lifestyle changes; and when needed, bio identical hormone replacement therapy is prescribed.
What are your detoxification treatments?
Detoxification begins with therapeutic lifestyle changes, including nutrition, sleep, exercise, and relationship health. Botanical supplements are also used to improve the natural detox process.
Can you be my GP?
Marigold Functional Medicine does not offer GP services to new patients. Functional Medicine is a specialized approach to health care and wellness. We work in collaboration with your GP and health care team, sharing important findings and concerns .