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Dr. Fred Hui

Helping People Achieve Balance in Life

FAQs

1. What is Dr. Hui’s treatment approach?

    • Dr Hui is an integrated practitioner who combines conventionaland alternative therapies in treating patients and utilizes all stated modalities of diagnosis.
    • Dr. Hui does not treat your symptoms alone but takes time to address the root cause of any medical problem. Even though you may come in for a simple headache, he will tailor his approach by addressing the underlying factors (such as examining your teeth, your jaw alignment and your neck’s range of motion) and eventually treating the body as a whole. He believes that seemingly unrelated body functions are actually interrelated. (No one can be at peace, until the rest of the closely-knit family are in peace). Most of his patients have observed that his treatment plan is a lot more extensive than what a regular specialist would recommend. This is also the reason why his initial consultation is longer than the medical visits you have experienced before>
    • His main goal is to optimize your health holistically and allow you to achieve a balanced life. Hui possesses an arsenal of treatment solutions that are both rational and cost-effective.
    • To increase your confidence and trust regarding Dr. Hui’s approach, you may visit a 3rd party rating and feedback about him: rateMDDrHui

2. Where can I find your clinic?

We have three consultation clinics:

  • 421 Bloor St. East suite 202 Toronto M4W 3T1 (main office, Downtown Toronto)
  • major intersection: Bloor Street East/Sherbourne
  • Building entrance is at the southwest corner of Sherbourne/Bloor Street East

 

 

3. How do I secure an appointment?

  • New patient bookings are a few months advance. You can call or send an email to the following:
  • Downtown Toronto Clinic (main office): (416) 920-4200; drhuimainoffice@gmail.com

(For all types of consultations e.g. Hormone replacement, acupuncture, general /undiagnosed conditions, chronic fatigue, sleep issues, autoimmune disease, overweight, Diabetes, Hypertension, Musculoskeletal issues, intravenous-related conditions)

  • North Toronto Clinic: (416) 443-0811 (only for I.V. – related consultations)
  • Barrie Clinic: (705) 721-1969 (only for I.V. – related consultations)

 

  • Please note that phone lines are extremely busy and you may leave a voice message only if secretary is not at the desk. Calls are returned very regularly. Emails can also be sent to book appointments at the main office but are not checked as regularly as the voicemail.
  • Voice mails get returned quicker than emails

4. What are Dr. Hui’s consultation clinic schedules?

  • Downtown Toronto Clinic

 

Day Consultation clinic (Suite 202) IV Treatment centre (Suite 204) office hours
Monday 9 am – 1pm; 3 pm – 6 pm 9 am – 7 pm
Tuesday 9 am – 1pm 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 1 pm
Thursday 9 am – 7 pm
Friday 9 am – 1 pm 9 am – 3 pm
Saturday 9 am – 1 pm

 

 

  • Barrie Clinic

 

Day Consultation clinic hours IV Treatment centre office hours
Monday
Tuesday 8 am – 1 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 1:30; 2 pm – 6 pm 8 am – 6 pm
Thursday 8 am – 1 pm
Friday 8 am – 1 pm
Saturday 9 am – 1 pm

 

 

  • North Toronto Clinic

 

Day Consultation clinic hours IV Treatment Centre office hours
Monday 12 noon -7 pm
Tuesday 9 am – 4 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 5 pm
Thursday 9 am – 1:30 pm; 2 pm – 6 pm 9 am – 7 pm
Friday 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

 

5. What will I bring on my initial consultation?

  • Previous lab results and medical records (if any)
  • List of current medications and supplements
  • OHIP card ( OHIP covers for the history taking and examination)
  • Answered patient’s questionnaire

6. What should I expect on my first consultation?

  • As you enter the clinic, you need to inform our front desk secretary and sign in to our patient sheet
  • You will be asked to fill up a registration form and sign a consent form
  • Initial consultation lasts for one to two hours. You will be initially seen by a clinic assistant who will complete your history and physical examination. Thereafter, Dr. Hui will see you and he will confirm the information gathered and give his corresponding recommendations.
  • Since we are using EMR (electronic medical recording), an assistant will be transcribing for Dr. Hui during your consultation
  • You will be provided educational materials to help you better understand your treatment.
  • You will be provided a request for general lab work (under OHIP); you will be informed once results are received
  • You will be provided a copy of Dr. Hui’s medical instructions; you will bring it to our secretary for further assistance

–       All billing transactions are done with the secretary

 

7. What other services Dr. Hui offers?

  • He does acupuncture treatments, administer local injections (Ozone, Hyalgan, Procaine and Kenalog) , performs joint manipulations and Traditional Chinese Medicine therapy for specific concerns

 

8. What are the fees I need to pay for? (no tax applied)

 

  • Supplements are available in our office (priced individually)
  • Receipts can be used at the end of the year for income tax purposes
  • Special lab test kits (priced individually)
  • Joint manipulation: $30 – 65.00
  • Ozone injection (if recommended): $100.00
  • Acupuncture treatment (if recommended): $70-90
  • Follow up visit: $100.00
  • Initial visit: $275.00

 

9. What type of payment do we accept?

  • Cash
  • Debit
  • Visa/Mastercard
  • Cheque

 

10. What will I do next after my initial visit?

  • You need to secure an appointment schedule for your next visit with the secretary
  • You need to complete the requested laboratory tests prior to your next visit. Usually your lab results come in after 4-7 working days. Special lab test results require more time to be processed (2 weeks or more). Copies of your laboratory results and other investigations will be provided to you at no charge on your next visit.
  • If an IV treatment is recommended, you need to coordinate with the secretary of your preferred treatment centre

 11. What happens if I missed my appointment schedule?

  • There is a charge for missed appointments if you do not give a 24 hours cancellation notice (business day only): $200 for missed initial consultations; $65 for missed follow up consultations

–       The secretary will  assist you in rebooking for a new schedule

12. How can I secure an appointment for IV treatment?

  • Patient’s clinical records are stored electronically and can be accessed by all IV Treatment Centres
  • Each IV treatment protocol is specifically tailored to the patient’s needs
  • Hui’s recommendation is strictly required before commencing an IV treatment protocol
  • You can secure an appointment at your preferred location by calling  their respective contact numbers:

 

421 Bloor St. E #204 Toronto, ON:  (416) 929-1469

18 Wynford Dr. #313 North York, ON:  (416) 443-0811

566 Bryne Dr. #B2 and C2 Barrie, ON: (705) 721-1969

 

  • You are required to give a 24 hours cancellation notice for IV appointments
  • Plan enough time so that we can finish your intravenous treatment by our closing time

13. What should I do prior to getting an intravenous treatment?

  • Drink lots of fluids
  • Don’t drink coffee( caffeine is a diuretic and an indirect vasoconstrictor
  • Have a full meal
  • Refrain from wearing scented products

14. How long is an IV treatment?

  • IV treatments can run for 1 ½ – 2 hours depending on the active component and patient’s course and reaction during the procedure

 15. How much is an IV treatment?

  • IV treatment costs $139.00/session; no tax added (more if there are additional nutrients/components added)
  • Vitamin drip costs $94.00; no tax added

 16. How do you monitor my clinical response to IV treatment?

  • Hui will re-evaluate your progress at the middle of the recommended treatment course
  • Staff progress notes are completed after each IV treatment; Dr. Hui evaluates them from time to time

–       Laboratory tests are requested as necessary and results are correlated clinically

17. Can Dr. Hui be my Family Physician?

  • Hui practices Integrative/ Holistic / Complementary medicine. He does not provide primary care.

It is recommended that you maintain a relationship with a Family physician for on-going primary care.

–       Dr. Hui is willing to collaborate with your attending Family physician

18. Am I meeting other people aside from Dr. Hui during my first visit? 

  • Dr. Hui is a passionate educator and often revered by others because of his remarkable insights. You may expect other health care providers or students who will be observing with Dr. Hui.  These may include medical doctors, naturopathic physicians and acupuncturists. We will introduce them to you and request your permission before allowing them to be present during the consultation. You have the liberty to decline if you are not comfortable having them around.

19.  How do I secure copy of my medical records in case my Family Doctor/ Specialist/ Insurance Company ask for it?

  • Your consent is required in order to access and disclose your personal health information contained in your medical record
  • Your personal health information may be disclosed without consent when law requires it. It can be disclosed within the members of your health care providers only when warranted.
  • For the preparation and transfer of your medical records, there is a service fee of $30.00 for the first 20 pages and 5 cents per page added.