Yes. A collaborative approach to patient health care makes sense. Although naturopathic doctors are primary care providers, they also work with, and can refer patients to: medical doctors, chiropractors, osteopaths, dentists, massage therapists, midwives, psychologists, etc. as necessary.
No. Just give us a call to book an appointment!
Depending on your health concerns and health history, the first visit ranges from 60-90 minutes in length. During this visit, a comprehensive medical history is taken and a relevant physical exam is performed. With your consent, lab tests may be requisitioned during this visit, as well as medical records from your other health care providers. NDs are very thorough! All this information allows me to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific health needs and concerns.
This will depend on your specific health concerns and the treatment necessary to address those concerns. A personalized treatment plan will be discussed during your initial visit. In general, after your initial visit, you can expect to have four to five follow-up visits within six months.
Thousands of clinical trials have confirmed the efficacy of natural medicines. Research is ongoing in this field, and is conducted by many mainstream international universities. Additionally, scientific research is an important component of naturopathic medical education, and as such, is actively carried out by naturopathic medical universities.
Homeopathy is a specific system of medicine that uses diluted potencies of natural substances to stimulate the body to heal itself. Naturopathy is a practice that integrates a wide variety of therapies, including homeopathy, to treat the cause of an individual’s symptoms.
Naturopathic doctors are unique in the health care field because our training combines conventional medical sciences and diagnostic tools with a broad scope of therapies. The ability to integrate different philosophies and practices gives us many tools to work with, allowing for greater flexibility and creativity when approaching complex subjects such as disease and health.
Common reasons people visit a naturopathic doctor:
- Their health is not improving despite seeking help from various medical professionals
- They experience a major health crisis and would like to explore treatment options
- They are overwhelmed by a growing mountain of health products and would like to know what they should (or should not) be taking
- Their preference is a natural approach to healthcare
- They are fed-up with being sick, tired and/or in pain
- They are seeking a comprehensive health program for disease prevention
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