Dr. Gary Hardy ND, DC, HOM, FCAH
Dr. Gary Hardy is a naturopathic doctor, homeopath and former chiropractor with an enthusiasm for helping people become well and enjoy optimal health. He has been in practice for over 36 years, with a passion for naturopathic medicine, homeopathy, and the field of nutrition, using whole foods. Treating autoimmune diseases for many years now, he also sees patients for a wide range of acute and chronic health problems.
As a family practitioner, Dr. Hardy treats people of all ages, from newborns to the more seasoned as well. Please call the office to see if he can help you, your spouse and children.
Dr. Hardy has taught part-time in the post-graduate program at the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine in 2009-2010 and 2012-2013, 2015 to present on the subjects of autoimmune disease, and subjects on epilepsy and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Hardy was one of the founding members of the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy and served as President for 8 years.
Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Gary Hardy
- Ryerson – Graduated Business Administration – 1976
- Ryerson- Laboratory Sciences 1977-78
- Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College – Doctor of Chiropractic – graduated 1982
- Ontario College of Naturopathic Medicine – Doctor of Naturopathy – graduated 1986
- Dr. Farqueson Award for Excellence in Homeopathy 1986 (OCNM)
- Canadian Academy of Homeopathy — graduated 1991 — Fellow of the Canadian Academy – FCAH
- Certified Homeopath by the Council of Homeopathic Certification (US)
Diplomate of the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians (US) DHANP
Regulated Under the Health Practitioners Act of Ontario
- College of Naturopaths of Ontario
- College of Homeopaths of Ontario
- College of Chiropractic of Ontario (retired status)
Dr. Hardy is a member of the following Associations:
- The Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors
- The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
- Association of Fellows of the Canadian Academy
- Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine
- International College of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine
Dr. Hardy also teaches at the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine: CLICK HERE
In addition to taking continuation education credits, Dr. Hardy has taken courses in hypnotherapy, NLP (neurolinguistic programming), Solution Focused Therapy ( assist in making lifestyle choices) , NAET ( an allergy elimination technique), Bioenergy Therapy and continues to read medical journals for new developments in understanding the disease process of different diseases and the influence of dietary, the microbiome and genetics in their development and restorative process.
Claire Hardy has been her husband’s right hand person and office manager of the clinic for many years. She takes care of all the office administrative duties as well as being an effective and highly personable ‘people person’ to answer any questions you may have.
She also helps Dr. Hardy in the treatment rooms as required. Claire was a former nurse (RN) for many years and is no longer active.
Your First and Subsequent Visits to our Office
From the initial consultation to each follow-up appointment, there is an evaluation as to the progress of each patient, so if changes need to be made, they can be initiated right away.
The initial consultation ranges from 1.5 hours for children 12 and under to 2 hours for adults. If the patient needs an interpreter, more time may be required as this may require an additional appointment and therefore added costs. It is very important to be on time for the information to be obtained requires the full length of time.
During your consultation, Dr. Hardy will ask you pertinent questions to obtain detailed information about how your disease(s) are expressed through your symptom picture (symptoms reveal themselves as your body attempts to repair and heal itself. This is a unique process for each individual — two people with the same illness may exhibit symptoms that are completely different).
The onset and development of each condition is also important from a time-line perspective: when your health problems began and what was happening in your life before and during the onset of illness. Discovering the factors that influenced your illness or made you susceptible to developing the disease initially is important for creating the conditions to restore health and for reversing the disease process.
During the consultation, Dr. Gary Hardy will conduct an examination and when needed, blood and /or urine tests may be performed. If you have copies of any medical reports or blood work, please bring these with you, along with any medications you are currently taking.
At least 24 hours notice is required to reschedule or cancel regular appointments, but for the initial appointments we require 2 business days notice to avoid charges for missed appointments. Thank you.