Below are some frequently asked questions that we often get. Please feel free to contact us if you still have any questions or concerns! For specific questions regarding injection therapies, see the following page:
What is the difference between an MD and an ND?
A Medical Doctor (MD) is trained to treat symptoms and diseases, while a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) is trained to uncover and treat the underlying causes of these symptoms and diseases. When the cause of your illness is addressed and treated, then the symptoms will go away. NDs treat their patients as a whole person and focus on building strong immune systems that can combat and conquer disease rather than treating simply the symptoms of the disease.
What type of training does a naturopathic physician have?
A naturopathic physician has completed at minimum a three year undergraduate degree from an accredited university and has completed a four year doctorate degree from an official Naturopathic Medical College. Upon completion of their medical training, they must pass their board exams to practice as a naturopathic physician.
What happens during a first visit with Dr. Riddle?
Dr. Riddle will go through the intake form that you filled out and discuss it with you to ensure that he has all of the past health history that he needs. Please bring any recent lab results and relevant imaging reports such MRI’s, CT scans, x-rays, & ultrasounds, etc.
What forms of payment are accepted?
Payment is due at the time of the visit. Payments accepted in Red Deer and Calgary are credit, debit, cash or check.
Do you bill insurance companies?
We do not bill insurance companies. We will provide you with a detailed receipt that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.