WHAT TO EXPECT – THE PROCESS:
Note: As a licensed naturopathic doctor in BC, I may only treat residents of British Columbia.
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 download the forms here OR come 15 minutes early to fill out paper forms.
First visit (60 – 90 minutes) – This visit is for information gathering! 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 often receive some testing or treatment recommendations on your first visit.
Second visit (60 minutes) – Generally scheduled two – four weeks later, the second visit may review test results and/or response to initial therapies. 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.