We sincerely regret to inform you that some of our patients have seen their claims suddenly refused by their private insurance companies. I have contacted the two companies in question and was informed that there was a change in policy that we were not advised of.
I have thus contacted the provincial Naturopathic Association and sent all the requested information asking to be recognized under the grand-father clause since Dr. DeBavelaere has practiced Naturopathy here for the last 20 years. In B.C cases like this were recognized without difficulty, yet here he was refused.
I then personally contacted the Dean of the Ontario College of Naturopathy and sent all the requested information. Unfortunately, despite Dr. DeBavelaere's credentials and qualifications no body is allowed to sit at the exams without following a minimum of years of full time training in Ontario. It seems that the Alberta Association could make an exception and accept Dr. DeBavelaere as a member considering his contribution to the profession. He suggested to me that I send all this information to a Naturopathic doctor he named. To this date I have received no reply. We will not close the clinic for two years or more for Dr. DeBavelaere to go to Ontario. Nevertheless, you as a patient can send a request to the Naturopathic Association asking that Dr. DeBavelaere be recognized under the grand-father clause.
We regret to inform you that other private insurance companies in time may find it attractive to follow suit of these two companies. This makes it impossible for us, as in the past, to assure you that all private insurance companies will cover part of our fees.
We thank you again for your patronage.
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