What Can I Expect From an Initial Visit?
Duration: Initial visits range from 60-120 minutes depending on the client and the type of concerns.
Intake: Naturopathic doctors are unique in our intake assessments. We are detectives, thorough in our approach to seeking the root of your imbalance, illness or medical condition. Be prepared to be asked a wide range of questions that you may or may not think are relevant to your case. At any time, you can choose not to answer the questions, but it is in your best interest to be as thorough and honest.
Treatments: Depending on your concerns, in-office treatments may be performed at your first visit (ie. supplements, botanicals, homeopathics, diet recommendations). In some unique cases, we may not suggest anything if not enough information is gathered or if there is a more serious underlying condition that requires further investigation.
Expected number of visits: The number of visits to expect varies depending on the person and condition. Naturopathic medicine is not about quick fixes or suppressive treatments. Healing from the root of the cause takes more time and effort than conventional modern medical models of care, however it is sustainable and preventative for future ailments.