Naturopathic Doctors use a combination of nutrition, supplements and lifestyle modification to help patients suffering from thyroid disorders. In Ontario, Naturopathic Doctors have prescribing rights for Desiccated Thyroid which is a prescription medication used to treat hypothyroidism.

In order to get a prescription for desiccated thyroid, the following steps must be taken.

  1. Initial consultation with a Naturopathic Doctor
  2. Laboratory testing with full thyroid panel (TSH, Free T3, Free T4, Anti-TPO, Anti-Thyroglobulin, Reverse T3, Cortisol AM)
  3. Yearly testing to get prescription renewal


We encourage patients to let their family physician know if they are taking desiccated thyroid or any other hormone prescription.