Preparing for Your First Visit
On your first appointment with a Naturopathic Doctor, you will be asked to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to fill out the intake forms. The visit itself will last anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half, depending on the nature of your concerns. Follow-up appointments are typically 30-45 minutes. Aside from discussing your current health concerns, your naturopath will ask about your health history in order to learn about your lifestyle, life stressors, family history, past history of medical events, accidents, injuries and any significant events in your life that may have affected your health or overall well-being. Naturopathic Doctors also ask questions to gain an understanding of your nutritional status, eating habits and dietary preferences in order to assess the effects that your diet may be having on your health.
Naturopathic Doctors are trained to do complete physical exams and will use them as a standard part of an assessment, as well as to aid in diagnosis and assessment of your health concerns. Having a complete yearly physical exam is an essential component of preventative health care. Naturopathic Doctors take the time to perform a thorough physical exam in order to ensure that early signs and symptoms are identified and addressed before they become significant problems.
In addition to physical exam, Naturopathic Doctors use laboratory testing as an invaluable aspect of a complete medical assessment; this includes blood work, urine analysis, and saliva testing. Any additional medical reports, including MRIs, X-rays or other test results are also valuable assets in making a comprehensive assessment. To ensure that all patients receive the best quality health care, Naturopathic Doctors will refer patients to other health care professionals when indicated, in order to gather all needed information and to fully understand a patient's health concerns.
New Patient Intake Forms:
Patient Information and Consent (all patients)
Adult Intake (12+ years)
Pediatric Intake (0-12 years)
Please bring to your first visit: