Conventional Medicine, also known as Western medicine, allopathic medicine, or mainstream medicine, is a primary care system in healthcare where Medical Doctors work together with other providers to treat patients with a wide range of health conditions. This system of medicine includes hospital and outpatient care, with therapeutics such as pharmaceutical medications, surgical procedures and radiation. Assessments may include laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging techniques, and other procedural investigations.
Medical Doctors must have a medical degree from an accredited university, as well as a residency in their field of expertise, followed by board certification and licensing examinations to achieve and maintain their medical licensure. Medical Doctors are registered with the Ontario Medical Association and regulated by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
At the Centre for Collaborative Health, our Medical Doctors provide Conventional Medicine consultations as part of our collaborative team. The model may include Naturopathic Medicine for comprehensive support related to holistic management of chronic health concerns, Nutrition Services for nutritional counseling and meal planning, Chiropractic Medicine for advanced neuro-musculoskeletal and chronic pain support, and Psychotherapy for specific strategies related to mental-emotional well-being.
Medical Doctors are regulated health professionals recognized by statute in all Canadian provinces.