What To Expect From a Naturopathic Doctor
Naturopathic Doctors take the time to understand!
As a naturopath, At Nardini Naturopathic, we believe it takes time to understand your overall state of health. Some doctors will only ask one or two questions about your symptoms and then write a prescription, but our naturopathic doctors believe this doesn’t cut it.
Naturopathic medicine is based around a long-term health strategy, not just treating your latest symptom. So it’s critical to ask many different questions in order to hear what your body is saying. Our naturopathic doctors will address your immediate concerns, but they will also works to optimize your overall health.
Naturopathic Doctors listen
Naturopathic medicine is not a one-size-fits-all system, and your state of health is specific to you. To restore your optimal state of health, we need to know what condition your body is in. Our naturopathic doctors listen to you so we can really understand the root causes of imbalance in your body. That way, we can make recommendations which are specific to you.
Naturopathic Doctors help you to understand
Our naturopathic doctors wants to help you understand how to stay healthy! Rather than create a relationship where you become dependent on a doctor to stay healthy, they will help you understand how your body works. You can discover what you need to restore balance to your body, and how to maintain your health for years to come!
There’s more to alternative medicine and naturopathic treatment than simply going to the doctor’s office. Our naturopathic doctors are teachers as well as doctors, and will give you the knowledge to take control of your health and adopt the lifestyle choices that help you to keep it.
What To Expect From a Naturopathic Doctor on the First Visit
Your initial visit will take about 60-90 minutes. The goal is to create as complete a picture of your health as possible. It includes a detailed assessment, thorough health history, and physical exam. We’ll talk about your main health concerns, and your overall state of health. Some initial naturopathic treatment may be given at this visit.
What To Expect on the Second Visit
The second visit will take about 45-60 minutes. We will take the information from the first visit and give you a full appraisal of your health which highlights what needs to be addressed to restore balance.
We will explain how your primary health concerns fit into the overall assessment. We will then present an individualized treatment plan based around alternative health remedies which addresses your health issues. The plan may also include recommendations for laboratory tests. We will ensure your questions are answered, you understand the plan, and you fully understand treatment options.
What To Expect on Follow-up visits
Subsequent visits vary in length from 15-60 minutes. Some follow-up visits are booked for specific treatments, like acupuncture or lifestyle counseling. Other visits may be used for monitoring progress with treatment plans, addressing new health concerns, and for assessing and treating acute illness. This is part of ongoing naturopathic treatment and maintenance of your health.