Dr. Ling Voon, Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
Dr. Voon believes that her role as a naturopathic doctor is to support her patients’ journey towards physical, mental and emotional health. She strongly believes that effective naturopathy treatment starts first with listening to her patients. She then uses blend of scientific medical knowledge and natural therapies to treat the root cause of illnesses.
Dr. Voon has a Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia and graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. She is licensed by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia. She is member of good standing of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the British Columbia Naturopathic Association.
Conditions treated by Dr. Voon include (but are not limited to):
- Thyroid conditions
- Metabolic disorders such as high blood sugar, high cholesterol, high blood pressure
- Women’s health
- Skin conditions, including rosacea and eczema
- Childhood conditions including autism, ADHD, asthma
- Digestive disorders and food sensitivities
- Musculoskeletal problems, including arthritis, injuries, aches and pains
- Sleep disorders
- Weight loss
- Mood and mental/emotional health
Naturopathic services used by Dr. Voon may include nutritional and lifestyle counselling, herbal medicine, homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine/acupuncture, naturopathic manipulation, mind-body work, and supplements.
Dr. Ling Voon’s Naturopath Schedule
- Tuesday 9:00am – 2:00pm
- Friday 11:00pm – 7:00pm
- Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a primary health care system that combines modern scientific medical knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine to treat the underlying cause of illnesses. It is the art and science of supporting the body’s natural healing process by removing any obstacles to the process. It also emphasizes treating the whole patient – the physical, mental and emotional – instead of focusing on a symptom.
The principles of naturopathy treatment emphasize the promotion of health and the use of therapies that minimize any harmful side effects, the prevention of disease, patient education and individual responsibility.
Naturopathic services are beneficial to patients as a prevention-oriented medicine, a valid alternative to elective surgery and drug therapies which cause side effects, and as a therapy for chronic diseases that conventional medicine has no effective treatment for. Furthermore, naturopathy treatment used in conjunction with conventional medicine can lead to more long-term solutions.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to sit down and talk with our friendly naturopath for a Free 15 Minute Consultation.
Health Coverage for Naturopathic Services
Extended Health Plans
Most extended health care plans cover a naturopathic doctor, usually between $200-500 per year. Some plans also include lab or diagnostic testing coverage. You can clarify coverage with your benefits manager. For individuals with a Health Spending Account, visits to a naturopath are 100% covered. In respect to the provincial MSP plan, there is limited coverage for individuals on Premium Assistance or social assistance only.
BC’s Medical Services Plan
BC’s Medical Services Plan may offer some subsidy for treatments rendered by our Centre, if you are an individual on premium assistance. To determine if any subsidy is available, please contact 604.669.6667 or look under “What coverage is available when I go to the physical therapist, massage therapist, chiropractor, naturopath or podiatrist?” on their website here.
No Physician Referral Is Necessary
A naturopathic doctor is a primary care doctor. As such, no referral are required to see a naturopathic doctor.
Frequently Asked Questions about Naturopathic Services
What Should I Know Before My Naturopathy Treatment?
To receive the full benefit of your naturopath appointment, we recommend you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. To keep the serenity of the Centre we ask that you turn off your cell phone upon arrival.
What Can I Expect on My First Visit for Naturopathic Services?
Prior to your first visit, you will be asked to fill out a confidential intake form. A naturopathic doctor assesses the entire individual, including physical, mental and emotional aspects, as well as lifestyle, social and environmental factors. It is recommended that you fill out the intake form beforehand as it is quite thorough. You can email the completed intake form to the clinic ahead of time, or bring it with you for your first naturopathy treatment.
An hour is put aside for your first visit and your naturopath will go over your health history with you at that time. Your naturopath may also do a focused physical exam on your first visit to assess specific conditions discussed.
During the second visit for naturopathic medicine, your naturopathic doctor will perform a physical exam. Once completed, your naturopathic physician will discuss any findings with you, as well as a naturopathy treatment plan, which can include diet and lifestyle changes, and natural therapies including botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation, acupuncture, and supplements. Once you consent to the treatment plan, your naturopathic physician will discuss with you the timeline for the next visit.
It is ALWAYS your right to decline a treatment or to ask your naturopathic doctor to modify it. This is YOUR journey, your naturopathic physician is there to support YOUR health. Inform your naturopath if you are uncomfortable with any aspect of your visit or your naturopathy treatment plan.