What to Expect

Your initial consultation will begin with some administrative details, including reviewing and signing consent forms on site. Treatment cannot begin until the consent forms have been signed. All materials are available here for your review.

The initial visit focuses on assessment, and may include screening physical exam and/or review of lab work. If you do not have copies of lab tests done in the past 6 months, we will fill out a form to request them from your MD. Additional or up-to-date diagnostic tests may be recommended, and Introductory Treatment Guidelines are presented.

Your Initial Consult Includes:

  • Warm welcome, introduction to naturopathic medicine & my approach
  • Review of intake forms, medical & lifestyle history and any available labwork
  • In-depth review of your health concerns and goals
  • Initial review of diet
  • Review of the pharmaceuticals and supplements you are currently taking
  • Appropriate physical exams (as time allows – this may be deferred to a future visit)
  • Detailed explanation of my analysis and approach to your case
  • Introductory Treatment Guidelines to get started

My Goals for the Initial Consult Include:

  • Start getting to know each other
  • Beginning to discuss how your health goals fit into your everyday life & responsibilities
  • Consider what obstacles may be interfering with your goals or your optimal health
  • Explore how your symptoms may relate to each other and their underlying cause
  • Begin to create a partnership with you in achieving the health you deserve & desire

A second visit will be scheduled within 4 weeks of your initial consultation. Between these two visits, I will be formulating a detailed plan for you that typically spans several visits. At your second visit, we’ll review your initial progress, and I will finalize the first instalment of a customized treatment plan with dietary, lifestyle and other therapeutic recommendations. I will review all information with you and answer any questions you may have.

Subsequent follow-up visits are scheduled to monitor your progress and adherence, refine your treatment plan, or provide in-clinic therapies. Revisions and suggestions are made as necessary. Each visit builds on the previous one along your course of treatment. As issues are resolved, the focus of our visits shift towards maintenance and prevention.

The first part of each visit will be used to review and evaluate progress. Remaining time will incorporate additional educational materials or supportive therapies as appropriate.

Each patient is unique, and so is their care. That said, I commonly see patients for 3-4 visits over a 3-6 month period initially. While under no obligation, I recommend a minimum of 3-4 visits, as this gives us sufficient time to make significant progress with your presenting concern, and subsequent follow-ups may be requested as needed.

I offer a brief consultation option (15-30 minutes) over the phone for those wishing to check-in and briefly review current health concerns & treatment plan progress. This option is also available to those requiring an acute consult. For a very brief query or check-in, I also offer a Mini Phone Consult (less than 15 mins). These options are reserved for those I’ve seen within the previous 3 months – otherwise we will need a standard follow-up to allow sufficient time to review your care and address concerns

10 Things to Know About Your Care

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1. You and I are partners in your health care.
2. Patient/customer service is my priority.

3. I appreciate you as a patient, and your trust in me.
4. It is important that I have all pertinent medical information.
5. I believe in making naturopathic medicine affordable.
6. You can order supplements online and have them shipped to your door.
7. I take a variety of payment methods for your convenience.
8. I am available via email, and phone.
9. I work in co-operation with MDs and other health care professionals.
10. NDs are uniquely trained as the only primary care providers using natural medicine.