Naturopathic Consultation & Assessment
The first step in getting your health assessed is an initial consultation with the naturopathic doctor. Your first visit is typically one hour in duration during which specific clinically-relevant information is collected about your health. Inquiry is directed to uncovering the cause of your symptoms/illness as well as any aggravating factors. The naturopathic doctor will also inquire about the functioning of your body overall to assess various indicators of balance at different levels: digestion, elimination, toxicity, food quality, mental-emotional state and perspectives on life and spirituality. A naturopathic examination is conducted on the first or second visit, specific tests will be recommended and samples obtained for examination. By the end of your first visit, your health goals are discussed and the naturopathic doctor will give an overall impression of areas of particular concern, likely causes and perspectives on potential treatments.