Services

Primary Care Medicine

As a naturopathic physician, I am trained as a primary care doctor who places an emphasis on natural healing. I offer healthcare to the entire family, from babies through to the elderly, including well baby and well child visits, pap and breast exams, pre- and post-natal support, evaluation of acute illnesses such as colds/flu, ear infections and fevers, and I provide routine and specialty testing. I am happy to work with your GP but if you don’t have one, don’t worry; I am equipped to treat your acute or chronic condition.

Children

Children

Women's Health

Women's Health

Family Wellness

Family Wellness

Approach

My approach to medicine focuses on two aspects: prevention and treatment of the root cause of illness. I use a holistic, evidence-based approach to care that utilizes the best of natural and conventional medicine. Some therapies that I may use include nutrition and lifestyle counselling, botanical medicine, acupuncture, IV therapy, counselling, vitamin and mineral supplementation, and physical medicine including soft tissue release, as well as prescription medications when the situations calls for it.

Fees
The fees for naturopathic services are typically not covered by MSP, similar to chiropractors and physiotherapists, however part/all of the fee may be covered by your Extended Health Coverage. Contact The Birch Tree if you need help determining if this is the case for you. It is our goal to make quality healthcare accessible to everyone. You may have partial fee coverage through MSP if you receive premium assistance.

Below is a list of the current fee schedule, which is in accordance with the standardized fee schedule recommended by the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA). Fees are GST exempt.

New Patient Visit

$170 for 60 minutes, includes detailed medical history, personalized care plan ($225 for extended initial visit).

Return Visit

$90 for 30 minutes (45 and 60 min appointments also available), includes check in, continuation of care plan. Phone consults available for return patients only at discretion of doctor.

Acupuncture

$90 for 45 minutes (return patients only; new acupuncture-only patient appointments are 60 minutes, $110)

Additional services offered:

Intramuscular B12 injections – $10 + GST during an appointment; $25 + GST on its own

Package of 5 B12 injections – $100 + GST

Myers Cocktail (Intravenous (IV) Vitamin and Mineral Therapy) – 30 min appointment + $45 (plus GST)

Cupping (45 min) – $120 (no tax)

Scratch Allergy Testing (environmental allergies) – $45 (no tax)

Blood Allergy Testing (IgG food allergies) – $300 (no tax)

*Payment is expected at the time of service and can be made with cash, debit or credit card (VISA, Mastercard). Cheques are not accepted at this time.

NOTICE OF RATE INCREASE: In accordance with the standardized fee schedule of the BCNA, the rates for visits increased as of June 1, 2017.

In order to ensure that those requiring health care are able to receive it, we respectfully request 24 hours notice for appointment cancellations. Late cancellations or a missed appointment may be subject to a $50 fee.

 

Testimonials

A.P.

As a family we have been working with Dr. Ghent for the past few years. Dr. Ghent’s amazing way with children and her thorough approach has been key to our family. Often going out of her way to provide additional resources and management ideas that work for us. It’s nice to finally find a Dr. with heart.

A.F.

Dr. Ghent is an amazing doctor! She is a wealth of information and she always provides me with great unbiased information. She is great with kids too!

C.P.

Dr. Ghent has a wonderful bedside manner and is extremely knowledgeable. She offers many different techniques from deep breathing/relaxing to acupuncture and massage. She treats every person as a individual with unique circumstances. She had a plan of care for me and was very flexible with me from appointment to appointment, depending on my needs at that time. She uses humor and is sensitive to individual vulnerabilities. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Dr. Ghent and I would absolutely 110% recommend her as your naturopath. I guarantee you will not be disappointed . I am back on track and give Dr. Ghent a lot of credit for this! Thanks!

S.H.

Dr.Ghent is the most wonderful person and Naturopathic Doctor that I have ever encountered. After years of battling with medical doctors and visit after visit with many tears, lots of anger, and the feeling of not being heard, I came across the number for Dr.Ghent. Within an hour of meeting each other, I felt so much ease and so much compassion. In that very same appointment I detailed what I had been trying to figure out for years, and she made the diagnosis right away, and was spot on. I can't be more grateful and thankful for her. I struggled for years with infertility and other reproductive issues, and within 6 months of working with Dr.Ghent my husband and I are happy to say we have a baby on the way! We are forever thankful for all her hard work, and can't wait to continue on this journey with her.