Naturopath

Dr. Jil Simmons

Dr. Jil Simmons, BSc ND, is very excited to be relocating her practice to Natural Elements Wellness Centre.


Dr. Jil has been practicing as Restore Wellness Clinic since June 2018 and before that spent 14 years working out of the Natural Wellness Clinic in Brandon.


Dr. Jil is a Naturopathic Doctor who believes strongly in the powerful combination of modern science, ancient tradition and treating the whole person that naturopathic medicine provides.  At Restore Wellness Clinic, you will have the time to tell your health story and together we will formulate a treatment plan that will be safe, effective and suitable for your lifestyle.  NDs look for the root cause of your health concerns through in-depth interviews, physical examination, standard medical testing, and cutting edge testing (such as hormone, heavy metal, SIBO or genetic testing).  We seek to get to know our clients as whole people, rather than just symptoms of disease or disorder.


Naturopathic medicine uses treatments rooted in nature - Nutraceutical supplements, Botanical or herbal medicine, acupuncture and other physical therapies, counselling/coaching, therapeutic diets, and ideally fundamental lifestyle changes to support you in your journey to your best health.


We recognize that you are an individual who has your own unique set of health concerns, you are starting on your healing journey at your own spot and evolving at your own speed and we want to provide customized healthcare to reflect that!


Restore Wellness accepts patients of all ages and will work with the rest of your healthcare team (MDs, DCs, RMTs, etc.) to help support your needs.  We carry a small dispensary of professional quality supplements for your convenience with brands such as Pure Encapsulations, Douglas Labs, Genestra, Bioclinic Naturals and more.  We are thrilled to be sharing space with Natural Elements as Dr. Simmons believes strongly in the therapeutic power of both halotherapy and float therapy!



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1.  How are Naturopathic Doctors trained?

NDs take at least 7 years of full-time university education at least 3 year of undergraduate biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, followed by 4 years of full-time naturopathic studies at one of four accredited colleges.  NDs are required to pass two sets of standardized examinations in order to be board certified.  in Manitoba, NDs are licensed by the Manitoba Naturopathic Association, cndmb.org.  Dr. Simmons obtained her Bachelor of Science from Brandon University and her ND degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, ON.


2.  What can I expect when visiting an ND?

NDs believe in holistic (mind, body, spirit) health care.  Eac appointment will allow adequate time to speak in-depth about any concerns that you may have.  Dr. Simmons will collect a patient history, perform a physical exam and may offer laboratory testing to create an individualized treatment program.  you should bring any pertinent information to your first visit, such as recent lab work, current medications and supplements, and a detailed health history (such as dates of traumas, surgeries, etc) if you feel it would be helpful.


3.  What types of conditions do Naturopathic Doctors treat?

Simply put - pretty much any health condition.  NDs commonly treat concerns like hormonal health, digestive conditions, autoimmune conditions, food sensitivities, allergies, fertility and pregnancy.  Since NDs treat the person, rather than the condition, there is usually some aspect of even the rarest or most challenging condition that can be improved.  NDs will refer patients on to other practitioners whenever needed.


4.  Will insurance cover Naturopathic services?

Many extended insurance plans will cover naturopathic services.  Usually the plan will cover 70-100% of your visits up to a maximum per year (often $350-$800).  Supplements are very rarely covered by insurance.  Prospective patients are strongly encouraged to consult your insurer to  understand the details of your coverage.  Dr. Simmons is please to offer direct billing to several insurance companies, including: Manitoba Blue Cross, CAnada Life (formerly Great West Life), Sun Life and Manulife.  If you are a new patient and hoping to have your visit direct billed, you will need to provide your insurance information at the time of your visit and submit to your insurance yourself.  Payment methods accepted are credit card, e-transfer and exact cash.  Tap debit and Apple Pay will be available soon.  PST is applied to all supplement purchases.


5.  What if I need to get in touch with Dr. Simmons between appointments?

If you have a short questions that requires a yes or no answer, please email drsimmonsnd@hotmail.com.  If you have a more detailed question or one that requires consulting your file, please book a short phone consultation or email consultation.


6.  What is your cancellation policy?

We consider it an honor and privilege to be of service and hope to have a long and mutually satisfying relationship with each of you.  We value your time and hope that you value ours as well.  Please cancel or reschedule your appointments 48 hours ahead of time.  If you cancel within 24 hours, you will be charged 50% of your total visit fee.  If you do not show up for your appointment time, you will be charged the full visit amount.  New patient no-shows or chronic issues may require the need to pay in full at the time of booking for future visits.  This policy may be waied in the case of inclement weather that would endanger safety.  If you are ill with a contagious disease, please advise by text/email/phone as soon as possible as it may be in everyone's best interest to reschedule or have a phone consultation instead.

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Contact Dr. Jil Simmons

Phone

204-761-5570