• What is the Dr.’s medical background?

    Dr. Lorne Swetlikoff B Sc.,ND, is a registered and licensed naturopathic physician in the province of British Columbia. He received his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine form Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington in 1994. Click here to learn more about Dr. Swetlikoff.
  • Does Dr. Swetlikoff accept new patients?

    Yes, new patients are always welcome at Dr. Swetlikoff’s practice. Please visit our Becoming a Patient page for further information.
  • What is involved in a New Patient Consultation?

    Your first visit with Dr. Swetlikoff will take approximately 45 minutes and will include an opportunity for you to meet the Dr. and provide him with information on your current and past health. Once Dr. Swetlikoff has reviewed your information he will provide you with a plan for your health care along with information on diagnostics and treatments available. Visit our Initial Consultation page for further details.
  • How much does it cost to become a New Patient?

    Dr. Swetlikoff’s New Patient Consultation fee is $175 for a 45 minute appointment. Please visit our fee schedule for additional information on our fees.
  • Does Dr. Swetlikoff work with third-party insurance providers?

    Dr. Swetlikoff provides fee-for-service billing with invoices that clearly state all services that have been rendered on a line-by-line basis. Dr. Swetlikoff does not work directly with any insurance providers. Patients who have third-party insurance may submit their receipts directly to their providers. Dr. Swetlikoff and his staff are more than happy to provide assistance to insurance companies if they have any inquires as to services rendered to patients.
  • Are any of the services provided by Dr. Swetlikoff covered by the provincial medical services plan?

    No, all services provided by Dr. Swetlikoff are privately paid for by the patient.
  • What type of diagnostic services does Dr. Swetlikoff offer?

    Dr Swetlikoff offers an extensive array of diagnostic services that range from blood tests to allergy screening. To learn more about the diagnostic services offered by Dr. Swetlikoff visit our Assessments and Lab Services pages.
  • What type of therapeutic services does Dr. Swetlikoff offer?

    Dr. Swetlikoff offers the following therapeutic services:

    • Amino acid therapies
    • Anti-aging programs
    • Bioresonance therapy
    • Biooxidative medicine
    • Chelation therapy
    • Clinical homeopathy
    • Electromagnetic field therapy
    • Immunotherapy
    • Laser therapy
    • Lifestyle modification programs
    • Pain management
  • Is Dr. Swetlikoff familiar with my condition and can he help me?

    With over 20 years experience as a naturopathic doctor, Dr. Swetlikoff has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of conditions and ailments. His busy practices have given him experience of a multitude of conditions. In addition, Dr. Swetlikoff continues to network and upgrade his training on a continuous basis, monitoring and learning about leading edge therapies for patients in the field of naturopathic medicine.
  • Will Dr. Swetlikoff work with my medical physican?

    As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Swetlikoff is open to working with medical physicians in managing the care for mutual patients. Traditionally the two fields of work have kept their respectful distances but Dr. Swetlikoff believes that working together to provide in-depth care to patients is of mutual benefit to the patient and the practitioners.
  • How do I find Dr. Swetlikoff’s office?

    Dr. Swetlikoff’s office is located at the Vancouver Naturopathic Clinic at 1308 West 8th Avenue in Vancouver, BC. Click here to locate us on the map.

  • What do I need to bring to my appointment?

    Special attention will be given to your medical background,  please bring the following to your first visit with us:

    • Past medical records and diagnostic test results
    • All of your current medications and supplements
    • Important questions and/or concerns that you may have
  • What method of payment is available for clients?

    Payment is due on date of services rendered. The office accepts cash, cheques, debit or credit cards.
  • Does Dr. Swetlikoff have a cancellation policy?

    Yes, due to the high volume of patient consultation requests, Dr. Swetlikoff does have a 24-hr cancellation policy. Initial Consultation cancellations are charged a $100 fee. Missed follow-up visits are charged $50. Cancellation fees for diagnostic work vary. For specific details, please contact Dr. Swetlikoff’s office.