New Patients

Free 15-minute information sessions are available for anyone wanting to know more about naturopathic medicine and my treatment approach. Please note there will be no therapeutic recommendations during the information session and information appointments may be cancelled with 24-hour notice in the event that a regular patient requires the space.

WHAT TO EXPECT – THE PROCESS:

Before the first visit –  Intake and consent forms can be filled out online and submitted prior to your visit (preferred).  You will be sent a link via email after booking your appointment.  If you have had recent blood work or imaging tests done, it is helpful to get a copy of the results.  You may also come 15 minutes early to fill out paper forms.

First visit (60 – 90 minutes) – Please bring copies of any recent blood work or imaging tests. The goal of the first appointment is to get a good idea of your medical history and current health concerns and to discuss the goals and expectations of naturopathic treatment. A complaint-oriented physical exam may be performed at this time. You will receive some treatment recommendations on your first visit.

Second visit (60 minutes) – Generally scheduled two weeks later, the second visit may include a physical exam and answers any questions that have come up from the first visit. Once the medical history and physical exam have been completed, we will establish a treatment plan that contains short and long term goals for your health.

Return visits (15 – 45 minutes) – The time between return appointments depends on the severity of the condition and the therapies used.   Someone receiving active treatments may come in every month for a follow up.  Someone on a stable long-term plan may come in once a season to check in.  Bowen technique and injection therapies are often weekly during active treatment.