The Brampton Naturopathic Teaching Clinic (BNTC) is a satellite teaching clinic of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). That means your visit will be attended by a fourth-year intern and your assigned supervising naturopathic doctor. Together, they will take your detailed medical history, noting contributing factors and current health status, and devise an individualized treatment plan based on your health goals.

Visits can include physical exams, laboratory and diagnostic testing as needed, as well as treatments. Sometimes during the year, your intern may be participating in externships or special rotations. Rest assured, your supervising ND will always remain the same and you can continue booking appointments with that supervisor on the same day during the week.

Please note that your appointment may be observed/assisted by other student(s). As we are a teaching facility, students are required to spend time in the clinic shadowing the fourth-year interns. Please be prepared to accept the presence of an assisting student in your appointments.

All supervising NDs are asked to make every effort to visit each patient at least once during your visit, but occasionally our clinic supervisors are very busy and cannot visit everyone. For all gynaecological, breast, prostate and anoscopic examinations and during high velocity thrust manipulations, a supervisor will be present.

During a routine visit, the clinical supervisor will ask the intern questions, review your file and possibly discuss the case with you and the intern. Occasionally it may be necessary for the supervisor and intern to meet briefly outside the room.