Frequently Asked Questions

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic Medicine is a system of medicine founded on the most time tested medical principle: the healing power of nature. The goal of the naturopathic practitioner is to restore the natural functioning of the body through the use of substances and treatments that enhance the body’s innate ability to heal.

In Naturopathic Medicine, each client is treated as an integrated whole, and the symptoms of disease are seen as indicators of improper functioning and unfavorable habits of lifestyle. The primary goal of treatment is to identify and address the underlying cause of illness, and to avoid symptomatic treatments that may have adverse effects on the body’s ability to heal itself.

In America, the state of Naturopathic Medicine today is such that we are becoming the primary preventive family practice doctors. We exemplify the type of health care system for which the federal and state governments are seeking.

What happens during your appointments?

First appointment 1 hour

–  An extensive health assessment

– In depth analysis of all contributing factors

  • It has probably taken many years for your current problem to develop and many factors can play a role in how you feel today:
    • What you eat and your digestion
    • Your hormones
    • Your past medical history
    • Nutrient deficiencies
    • Chemical imbalances
    • And many more

– request of medical records if necessary

– recommendations for specific lab tests

– natural treatment plan

Second Appointment – 1 hour

– Comprehensive Physical examination- including nutrient assessment

– In-office tests: mineral levels, digestive markers, pH

– Laboratory Test review

– Comprehensive Treatment Plan Strategy

Follow-up appointments 30 minutes

Please download, fill out and return the Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire (PDF 1249.4K in  the Welcome Pack.
Please also bring any current lab work you may have.
There may be a requirement for further lab work, based on the initial consultation

What types of Lab tests are frequently performed?

Examples of lab tests –

  • Conventional blood tests
  • Digestive function test — looks at total digestive function, presence of pathogenic organisms like yeasts, bacteria, parasites, inflammatory markers
  • Vitamin and mineral assessments
  • Hormone tests for total hormones and ratios of dangerous metabolites- saliva, blood, or urine
  • 96 Food allergy tests for children and adults– convenient do-at home test using a finger prick to extract 3 drops of blood
  • Environmental toxin exposures – solvents, pesticides, heavy metals
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