FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. I have a family doctor. Would I still benefit from this program?
Yes. The programs are designed for patients with chronic diseases like diabetes or hypertension to complement your family doctor's care. The focus of the program is improving nutrition, fitness and health using evidence-based medicine. If you wish to sign up for one of the educational programs, please fill in your contact details and provide your health history on the health information form.
2. How should I get referred if I need help with medical conditions?
If you are a patient in Ontario, and wish to be referred, please ask your Family Physician for a referral to be sent to Dr. Oza. You can find more information on that here.
3. Will you be my family doctor?
I will not be your family doctor. You will need to have a family doctor who takes care of your acute medical needs.
4. Is this covered by OHIP?
Some of it is and some of it is not. If you are interested in the program, please get in touch to discuss details of what is covered by OHIP.
5. How are you different from a Naturopath or a Homeopath?
Lifestyle medicine is evidence-based medical practice of helping individuals and families adopt and sustain healthy behaviours that effect health and quality of life. It is a lifestyle prescription.
6. Who will this help?
Our audience is any one who wishes to improve their health and wellness. Lifestyle medicine can have a significant impact on patients who have a chronic illness. We are also focusing on South Asians who are healthy, at risk or chronically ill.
7. Will my insurance cover my visit?
Some insurance plans will cover this or may be covered by the discretionary benefits. Please call your Insurance carrier to check.