Integrative Autoimmune Solutions
Bridging Natural Healing and Modern Science.
INTEGRATIVE CARE & EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE
Have you been struggling with an Autoimmune condition?
Have you been told that medication is your only solution? But deep down you know there must be more you can do?
Over the last ten years research has shown that lifestyle, nutritional changes and supplements have been proven to enhance conventional treatment – reduce your recovery time, give you more energy, make you happier, and improve your overall quality of life.
After all, who doesn’t want that?
I’m so glad you found me.
I’m Dr Alison Danby, a Naturopathic Doctor and Functional Medicine Practitioner. For the last 17 years, I’ve been helping people with Autoimmune feel better.
I’ve been in your shoes. I was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition 20 years ago and was so frustrated by the answers (or lack of answers) my doctors provided for me to get better. I”m happy to report that after 18 months I was in remission and with a few minor flares over the past 20 years have remained in remission.
Now I’ve made it my mission to help others navigate this frustrating journey, working collaboratively with their doctors. And I’ve spent the last 5 years educating medical professionals on how integrative medicine can help enhance the quality of life of their patients.
Dr. Alison Danby
- Naturopathic Doctor
- Functional Medicine Practitioner
- Founder of the Autoimmune Academy
- Host of the podcast Autoimmune Simplified
WHY IS MY APPROACH DIFFERENT?
I LOOK FOR FOR THE CAUSE OF YOUR AUTOIMMUNITY.
Autoimmune is a complex condition that requires more than just medication to achieve resolution. Yes, medication may be required to stop the progression of the disease but it should never be the only solution. There is so much you can do to help your body overcome this condition, and we’re here to help guide you through this journey.
The first step is to identify the trigger(s) such as past or current infection, hormonal imbalance, compromised or poor gut health and increased chemical load.
Once we’ve identified the trigger(s) we work to remove them and minimize the impact they have on the body.
Finally, we move into the rebuilding phase, supporting and balancing each body system to prevent future flares.
Our strategic plan provides you with actionable steps to support your health from every angle.
This is your journey we are here to support and guide you along the way.
How to get started
Book a Free Meet & Greet
Book a complimentary 15-minute meet and greet with Dr. Danby, ND, to ensure we’re the right fit and address any non-medical queries about your health journey
Your personal health assessment will be completed online and will provide Dr. Danby, ND with the details she need to get a jump start on your care.
Your first visit will provide a full health checkup along with an understanding of your core concerns to provide you with the best plan for better health.
As one of the few autoimmune-focused practitioners, Dr. Danby offers virtual online video consults for clients from all over Ontario. Allowing easy access from the comfort of your own home.
As one of the few autoimmune-focused practitioners, Dr. Danby offers virtual online video consults for clients from all over Ontario. Allowing easy access from the comfort of your own home..
More than 90% of Dr. Danby’s practice prefers virtual, however, we know some of you like the in-person experience. We are currently offering in-person in Paris Ontario.
Is for you to feel better, so you can enjoy life to its fullest.
Our first goal is always to improve your quality of life while moving towards remission. The reality is for some, remission isn’t always possible. However, a majority of our clients have noticed improvements in their symptoms and conditions early on in their plan, such as a reduction in brain fog, less pain or stiffness or improved energy. Others notice that they require less medication to function or that medication side effects are more manageable.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are the Appointments Covered Under Insurance?
Yes, the majority of extended health care plans cover Naturopathic Medicine. Please consult your insurance provider for detailed information since every plan is different.
Do You Offer Virtual Appointments?
Yes, In-fact more than 90% of Dr. Danby/s clients are virtual. Since Dr. Danby, is one of the few autoimmune-focused Naturopathic Doctors and Functional Medicine Practitioners, she treats clients all over Ontario. Even the clients who live close by prefer Telemedicine or virtual care since it’s not only convenient but reduces the burden more of medical appointments.
We use an online booking system allows you the choice of between in-person and virtual consultations, ensuring you choose what’s best for you. It’s also a platform that meets the privacy requirements to conduct a Telemedicine practice. (Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA))
What Types of Treatment Are Included?
Dr. Danby employs evidence-based naturopathic approaches tailored for autoimmune conditions. Her treatments encompass nutrition support, specialized vitamins, herbal remedies, detoxification, and lifestyle guidance. Dr. Danby has taken advanced training allowing her to prescribe medications, including bio-identical/hormone replacement therapy and desiccated thyroid therapy. Her goal is to provide personalized, minimally invasive, yet highly effective treatments for each individual
How Do the Appointments Work and What Is the Cost?
COMPLIMENTARY AUTOIMMUNE Meet and Greet
We invite you to book a complimentary 15-minute meet and greet with Dr. Danby, ND. This allows us to ensure that we are a good fit. It also provides you with an opportunity to have your non-medical questions answered and that you understand the health journey.
Please note that medical advice can not be provided on the complimentary 15-minute meet and greets.
INITIAL AUTOIMMUNE ASSESSMENT
This initial session is pivotal for us to understand the intricacies of your autoimmune journey. We’ll delve into your medical history, pinpoint current challenges, and outline your health aspirations. By the end of this session, you’ll be equipped with a tailored autoimmune care plan and a clearer vision of the next steps and the number of visits anticipated.
Once you’ve scheduled your first appointment, you’ll receive an email containing our detailed intake forms. Please have this completed 2 days before your initial assessment. Dr. Danby will review them prior to ensuring the initial visit is more efficient.
Cost: $245 for up 60 minute visit
If you have recent test results or any relevant medical documentation, please send them to us in advance via email: email@example.com
AUTOIMMUNE PROGRESS CHECK
Subsequent appointments are typically shorter, focusing on continuous care, tracking your progress, and adjusting your treatment strategy when needed. Depending on your specific autoimmune condition and our initial plan, the first progress check might be scheduled 1-4 weeks post the initial assessment. As we move through your healing journey, these checks become less frequent, often transitioning to quarterly to bi-annual visits.
Cost: between $100-$175 based on appointment time or style.
Reactivation of previous clients: If it’s been over 2 years since your last visit, we require a reactivation assessment to ensure we’re updated on any changes in your health and address any new concerns that have arisen.
Do you provide testing?
Dr. Danby offers a range of diagnostic services, encompassing both conventional tests similar to those conducted by medical doctors and advanced functional tests. These include stool analysis, hormone evaluations, adrenal assessments, and many more.
Please note that these tests are not covered by OHIP. Depending on the specific test, costs can vary between $25 to $750. Detailed pricing will be discussed during your visit to ensure transparency and understanding.
Testing can not be done before your initial assessment, you must be a patient of Dr. Danby’s first.
Can Dr. Danby, ND act as my doctor?
Yes! Naturopathic Doctors are considered primary care providers in Ontario. This requires that you establish a care with her. Dr. Danby is currently accepting patients who live in Ontario. Please note that she can not replace your specialist or refer you to a specialist, nor will any of this be covered under OHIP, possibly extended health care insurance. (please check with your provider)
Please note that the information presented on this website is for informational purposes only and should not replace the medical advice given to you by your personal doctor. The content on this site should not be used to diagnose or treat any medical conditions. © 2021, Dr. Alison Danby, ND. All Rights Reserved