We care about our patients, and that’s why our naturopathic doctors developed a set of core values to ensure that every patient is treated uniquely and that they receive the highest care possible. Read more on each below.
- Continuous Care & Ongoing Support
- Patient Centered Care & Evidence-Based Practice
- Medically Trained
- Naturally Focused
Continuous Care & Ongoing Support
With our continuous care and support, our goal is to make the most informed and suitable recommendations for each patient. We view the effectiveness and efficiency of your current treatment, track patient satisfaction, and modify it as necessary until we find the balance that will keep you in your best health. Some of the goals included in our ongoing support are:
- Procuring on-going support whenever the patient needs it (i.e. accessibility)
- Keeping on top of latest medical/naturopathic knowledge to provide quality care
- Establishing professional ties with the patient’s healthcare team–with the patient’s consent- to address areas of concerns and obtaining clarification on behalf of the patient
- Mitigate the risk of getting complication ( i.e., cardiac or cerebral stroke in hypertensive patients)
- Monitor/measure therapeutic and functional outcome ( Our goal is to regain the healthy state before the current illness or injury)
- Referral and integration with other healthcare practitioners
- Rehabilitation/ help recovery post stroke/ICU discharge/ post surgery
Our naturopathic doctors practice with an evidence-based mindset, but that doesn’t just mean research! Your preferences and your physician’s experience all play a significant part of evidence-based practice.
What is Evidence-Based Practice?
The accepted definition of evince-based practice is:
“the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values” (Sackett et al 2000).
Only when these three elements are integrated, both physicians and patients can form a diagnostic and therapeutic alliance with optimized clinical outcomes and quality of life.
What Evidence-Based Practice is Not:
- Evidence-Based Practice is not cookbook medicine
- Evidence needs translation to patient’s unique features and values
- Evidence-Based Practice is not cost-cutting practice
- May result in increased costs for some conditions
At Pain Ease, our Naturopathic Doctors understand that your health is unique to you. Our naturopathic clinic is unlike any other, bridging traditional and conventional medicine to bring you an experience rooted in science and personalization.
Dr. Abdullah Abd Elaziz
Dr. Abd Elaziz graduated from Medical School in Egypt, started his career as a medical doctor in 2003. Afterward, he completed a four-year residency program in anesthesia and pain management in 2008 and worked as an anesthesiologist in several countries before settling down in Canada.After ten years in the field of pain management and nerve related conditions, Dr. Abd Elaziz decided to study naturopathic medicine. His practice focus is in pain management. For over thirteen years, he has helped patients with acute and chronic pain related to
After ten years in the field of pain management and nerve related conditions, Dr. Abd Elaziz decided to study naturopathic medicine. His practice is currently focused on pain management. For over thirteen years, he has helped patients with acute and chronic pain related to sports injuries, post-operative and post-ICU rehabilitation, and cancer pain.
Read more about Dr. Abd Elaziz’s practice.
Ontario’s Naturopathy Act, 2007 defines it as “the assessment of diseases, disorders and dysfunctions and the naturopathic diagnosis and treatment of
diseases, disorders and dysfunctions using naturopathic techniques to promote, maintain or restore health.” This may seem a bit ambiguous, so let’s explore it and make sense of it!
A naturopathic diagnosis is communicated to a patient by a naturopathic doctor. Providing a diagnosis is one of several restricted acts that is only available to a handful of regulated health-care professionals, so this is not a responsibility that is to be taken lightly!
As naturopathic doctors, we are trained in many different techniques and modalities that help serve our patients best and help us identify the root cause of disease.
Historically, naturopathy was the combination of natural cures such as diet, rest, exercise, and water therapy. This is different than modern naturopathy as we practice at Pain Ease, which strives to blend scientific, evidence-based best practices with traditional techniques and modalities.
Some of these techniques and modalities we use
- Clinical assessment and patient history
- Physical examination
- Laboratory tests and diagnostic testing
- Medical herbalism
- Chinese medicinePsychological counsel
- Psychological counsel
- Medical nutrition
The Goal of Naturopathy is to:
- Assess and treat the individual (mind and body)
- Identify the root cause (not just symptoms)
- Educate patients to help prevent illness(es) from occuring
Where Does Naturopathic Medicine Shine?
Naturopathy’s strengths lie in primary care (the first encounter with disease), management of chronic disease, and prevention of disease. Naturopathic is not the best model for emergency care or intensive care.
What Naturopathy Is:
- Great at getting to the true cause of a disease instead of just hiding symptoms
- Supportive and integrative
- Educational (e.g. informed consent and choice)
- A different option
What Naturopathy Isn’t:
- Alternative to cancer treatment
As a general practice N.D., I combined my experience in integrative family practice and sports medicine to provide you with the best that natural medicine can offer. This means strong scientific advocacy; to ensure effective and ethical treatment and tenacity! However, referrals to other qualified health-care providers may be part of your care.
Dr. Abd Elaziz’s preferred model of treatment uses a combination of:
- Lifestyle modification that allows the patient to be autonomous and accountable
- Botanical medicine to support and speed up results (gentler form of “pharma” care)
- Medical and traditional acupuncture for pain management and symptomatic relief (e.g. PMS)
- Physical medicine such as myofascial massage and therapeutic ultrasound to speed up healing
- Medical nutrition when appropriate to correct deficiencies and support your metabolism
Some examples of past successful treatment protocols:
- Sleeping problems: counseling, acupuncture, sleep hygiene; nutraceutical; overnight
- High blood pressure: exercise regiment, diet, botanical tincture; 30 days
- Constant headaches: acupuncture; scalene and trap traction; diet diary; 1 week
- Seborrheic dermatitis: ACES-Zn, EPA Forte-D3, TeaTree oil (topical); 2 weeks