What to Expect- First Visit
The first visit with Erin is between 60 and 90 minutes. It is best to have all the intake forms filled out in advance of the appointment so that you can record any medications or supplements you are currently taking.
During the first visit Erin will try to get as complete a picture of your health as possible through extensive discussion of your past and current health, as well as your family health history, and your current lifestyle factors.
A general physical exam may be conducted when necessary.
Naturopathic Doctors aim to treat the whole person through individualized treatment, therefore it is very important for them to understand not only physical aspects of one’s health status, but also the mental, emotional, genetic, environmental and social factors that contribute to illness.
What to Expect- Follow-up Visits
A treatment plan will be reviewed at your next appointment and a time-line will be suggested as to frequency and number of follow-up visits. All treatment plans are individualized and customized to your health concerns/goals. The aim of Naturopathic Medicine is to treat the cause of disease, by identifying and removing the cause of illness, rather than suppressing symptoms.
Throughout follow-up visits the treatment plan will be assessed and alterations or adjustments will be made. Erin will teach you about your health concerns as well as about ways to improve your overall health and well being. Empowering you with knowledge about health is a major goal of Naturopathic Medicine.