Naturopathic Telemedicine for Lyme Disease and Complex Chronic Illnesses
This service is ideal for patients with the following conditions:
- Acute and Chronic Lyme Disease
- Tick-borne Co-infections
- Mold Toxicity
- Histamine Intolerance / MCAS
- Chronic Pain Syndromes
Due to regulatory limitations, telemedicine consultations are only available to individuals in British Columbia, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland.
You should consider telemedicine if:
What You'll Receive
Personalized Treatment Plans
Dr. Meli creates unique treatment plans for each patient. You will receive clear instructions on how to take the recommended treatments as well as referrals for therapies that can be administered by local practitioners. You will gain access to professional-brand supplements, tinctures and homeopathic medicines. All recommendations will be written out for you and emailed to you after your appointment.
Dr. Meli can help provide access to the very best testing laboratories in the world including ArminLabs, Igenex, Galaxy and others. For urine tests, including those used for mold toxins, heavy metals and hormone assessment, the test kits can be easily mailed to your home. For blood tests, cooperation with your primary care provider is required to arrange a blood draw as Dr. Meli is unable to requisition for blood draws outside of British Columbia.
Dr. Meli is a strong proponent of using adequate testing to guide is his treatment plans. Testing for various infections, mold toxins, heavy metals, genetic SNPs, food sensitivities, immune markers and many others are available and commonly recommended to undercover the root causes of illness.
Dr. Meli has a strong preference for botanical medicine. Over 150 herbs are available in his dispensary in the form of alcohol-based tinctures. Tinctures are often formulated into a customized blend for your unique needs. Dr. Meli regularly incorporates the protocol's outlined by Stephen Buhner, Dr. Cowden, Dr. Zhang, Dr. Klinghardt and others. Dr. Meli commonly uses Biocidin, Beyond Balance, NutraMedix and others.
Dr. Meli uses a wide variety of professional supplement and homeopathic brands to ensure that his patients are receiving the very best therapies available. Brands include: Researched Nutritionals, DesBio, Designs for Health, Argentyn23, BioPure, BodyBio, Enzyme Science, Host Defense, Lauricidin, Pekana, Xymogen and others. Dr. Meli's recommended protocol can be mailed directly to you if you do not have access locally.
Dr. Meli is a licensed Naturopathic doctor in BC, with full prescriptive authority, which includes most antibiotics, anti-fungals, bio-identical hormones and many other useful medications. Prescriptions will only be written when safety has been established, which may require either laboratory findings, physical exam notes conducted by a local licensed physician and/or a detailed history.
Book your initial Telemedicine consult with Dr. Meli
Initial consultations are 60 minutes. To make best use of this time we have an extensive intake form and recommend all patients send us a copy of all relevant lab testing before the consultation. Afterwards, Dr. Meli will recommend a unique plan for your individualized needs that may include testing, lifestyle changes, supplements, herbal therapies or pharmaceutical agents.
About Dr. Sal Meli ND
Dr. Meli has a busy practice at Euphoria Natural Health in Squamish, BC where he focuses on the treatment of: Lyme disease and co-infections, mold toxicity, MCAS, chronic pain and autoimmune diseases.
Dr. Meli's Experience
Dr. Meli has been practicing Naturopathic Medicine since 2012. He shifted is clinical focus to Lyme disease after attending several ILADS conferences. He has trained with Dr. Steven Harris MD through the ILADEF physician training program and continues to refine his knowledge through medical conferences and continuing education courses.
Dr. Meli's Collaborative Approach
Dr. Meli wishes to work collaboratively with your primary care provider (MD or ND). He can suggest diagnostic lab tests, but your local practitioner must arrange for the blood draw. Customized treatment plans will be created for your unique case. Treatments (supplements, herbals, pharmaceutics) will be shipped to your home. Ongoing consultation with both your primary physician and Dr. Meli is recommended. For patients who do not have access to a Lyme-literate physician, Dr. Meli will be available for on-going follow up and case management until you've reached your health goals.
Dr. Meli's Accreditations
Dr Meli is a member of the College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC and is licensed to prescribe pharmaceutical medicines. This includes most antibiotics, bio-identical hormones, Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN), disulfiram, cholestyramine and many others. He has additional training in IV Therapy, Chelation, Ozone, Prolotherapy and PRP. Although these therapies are not available to telemedicine clients, Dr. Meli would be able to recommend and refer to a local practitioner when indicated.
Dr. Meli's Unique approach using genetics
The NutriGenetic Research Institute explores how various environmental factors (ie. toxins, infections) and our individual genetics interact to create bio-chemical vulnerabilities, which invariably lead to disease. Having completed this extensive genetics course, Dr. Meli analyzes his patients' genetic profile to best address their individual needs.
Book your initial Telemedicine consult with Dr. Meli
How does it work?
Step 1: Book Your Initial Telemedicine Appointment here or call the clinic at (604) 390-4455. At this time, appointments are for Canadian residents only.
Step 2: You will receive an email with an intake form. It must be completely filled out before the consultation. If you have any questions about this form, call the office.
Step 3: Send a copy of all relevant lab test results to our office: email@example.com. Please note your full name and appointment date.
Step 4: At the time of your appointment, Dr. Meli will call you at the phone number you've provided. Do not call Dr. Meli, he will contact you. Dr. Meli makes every effort to be on time but if he is running late, he will still contact you. Please be patient. Your appointment length will not be cut short due to any delays. Be prepared with your questions and be ready to take notes.
During or after the consult, a treatment plan will be created and emailed to you. If indicated, arrangements must be made with your local practitioner to acquire laboratory testing. Test kits will be mailed to you if required. Supplements, herbal therapies and pharmaceutical prescriptions will be sent directly to your home.
Step 5: Your credit card will be charged for the allotment of time that was spent in consultation with Dr. Meli. Any laboratory tests and treatments will be billed separately. Your receipt will be emailed to you. Note: Direct billing to insurance providers is not available, however you are encouraged to claim the consult under your own extended health care plan.
Step 6. Book your follow-up consultation.
Due to the limitations of telemedicine, any concerns that require a physical exam or blood draw will be referred to your local MD or ND for assessment.
Prescriptions will only be written for concerns that can be reasonably assessed via telemedicine. Most often prescriptions can be recommended based on history and laboratory results.
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