About the Practice

A Note From Dr. Andrea

Just like my patients, I’m a busy person: momming, working, homekeeping and just trying to be a more and more authentic version of myself. Giving out advice all day can go to a girl’s head, but my toddler Forrest makes sure I stay humble.

I like to spend time outside, daydream, read and play. Good food and heart-to-heart conversations with friends and family keep me happy.

For me, working as a naturopath is a practice that keeps pushing me to grow. I strive to be more present, provide increasingly better plans and open my heart wider. It’s how I earn my living, but the true reward is the honour of my patients’ faith in me.

About Dr. Andrea

Dr. Andrea Hilborn is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor serving the area from Toronto to Ottawa. She graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, where she gained her four year post-graduate Doctor of Naturopathy Degree (ND), and completed a 12-month clinical internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic. She is registered by the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, and has gained prescription rights by passing the College’s Prescribing and Therapeutics examination.

Dr. Andrea has a passion for writing and wrote a column for the Kingston-Whig Standing from 2012-2015. She has also written for the national magazine Alive.

Through further training and personal interest, Dr. Andrea has developed her approach to the treatment of conditions that are important to women: infertility, hormone imbalance, menopause, anxiety and depression. She went to New York City to preceptor with Dr. Erika Schwartz, pioneer of the use of bio-identical hormones and authour of many books on the subject.

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic doctors are medically trained and naturally-focused health professionals with seven to eight years of full-time post-secondary education in medicine, nutrition, lifestyle medicine, herbs and botanical remedies, counselling, and acupuncture.

Naturopathic Doctors must register and remain in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. They are required to participate in continuing education and quality assurance programs.

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic doctors are medically trained and naturally-focused health professionals with seven to eight years of full-time post-secondary education in medicine, nutrition, lifestyle medicine, herbs and botanical remedies, counselling, and acupuncture.

Naturopathic Doctors must register and remain in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. They are required to participate in continuing education and quality assurance programs.

At Your First Appointment

An intake interview with a holistic outlook

Dr. Andrea will ask about many areas of your health in order to find clues as to what may be contributing to your symptoms. For example, increased premenstrual breast tenderness indicates that the influence of estrogen is too high, which may mean that ovulation is not occurring with every menstrual cycle.

Lab tests to help understand what is happening

Naturopathic doctors are able to order and interpret lab tests. This includes tests related to sex hormone balance, thyroid function, nutrient status and more. Specialized tests may also be used, including time-lapse hormone level testing or food sensitivity testing.

Comprehensive physical exam

Physical exams can reveal information about the underlying cause of your symptoms.

The information gathered determines your individualized treatment plan

Naturopathic treatment includes nutrition advice, lifestyle changes, nutritional supplements and herbal medicine. These treatments are supported by scientific evidence.

Here are some examples:

Nutrition advice

Dr. Andrea may provide you with a meal plan high in vegetables and low in snacks to increase the likelihood of pregnancy with in vitro fertilization.

Lifestyle changes

Dr. Andrea may have couples time intercourse to happen during their fertile window to help resolve some cases of infertility. 

Nutritional supplements & Herbal medicine

Dr. Andrea may have you take supplements or herbal medicine to help improve the quality of egg and sperm cells or to help improve the likelihood of ovulation occurring.

Bio-identical Hormone Supplementation

Dr. Andrea may prescribe you with estrogen or progesterone to help with hormone imbalance, mental health and infertility.

Appointments

For an initial appointment lasting 1-1.5 hours the cost is $195

Follow-Up Appointments

30 Minutes

$95

45 Minutes

$145

60 Minutes

$185

90 Minutes

$275

30 Minutes

$95

45 Minutes

$145

60 Minutes

$185

90 Minutes

$275

Lab Tests

Lab tests are often ordered to assist in making a diagnosis and to monitor the course of treatment. The prices of lab tests vary according to their cost to the Clinic and include an administrative fee. At the time of an Initial Appointment, Dr. Andrea will often recommend lab testing, which can cost hundreds of dollars. Dr. Andrea will explain her reasoning for each test and you can decide whether or not to proceed with it.

Health Insurance Coverage

Dr. Andrea does have direct billing through Telus Health, so please visit telus.com/eclaims to see if your insurance provider is supported by their service and please notify us of this information either at or prior to your next appointment. Most insurance policies cover visits to a Naturopathic doctor, but each one does it a little differently, so it is important to check your particular policy. Policies may cover consultation time, lab tests and/or natural health products. OHIP does not offer any coverage for Naturopathic medicine.