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What to Expect at Your Appointment

Type of Visit Duration General Description
Initial naturopathic office visit 60-90 minutes Prior to the first visit the patient will receive an intake form to be filled before the time of the visit. The first visit is spent obtaining an extensive medical history from the patient, including the history of the present illness or complaint and pertinent physical examination. The patient will leave the visit with a treatment plan, whether it be comprehensive, temporary palliative, homework, laboratory work, or some combination of the above and recommendations for follow-up.
Follow-up
naturopathic
office visit
30-60 minutes The follow-up naturopathic visit involves a detailed review of the effectiveness of the treatment plan, if applicable, review of lab test that may have been ordered, and additional history and physical exam as deemed necessary. Any obstacles to adherence are discussed, and modifications are made to the plan as deemed necessary and appropriate.
Homeopathic
Intake
Approximately
2 hours
The homeopathic intake generally involves a detailed narrative, by the patient, of the problem(s) and any life events that seem connected or important. Interspersed in this narrative, will be questions, both open-ended and directive, by the doctor. By the end of the visit the doctor will have a comprehensive, holistic impression of the patient and any disharmony that may exist. The doctor will then need time to study the case and a brief (approximately 15 minute) follow-up will be scheduled to give the remedy and answer questions.
Homeopathic
Follow-up
30-60 minutes After receiving a homeopathic remedy, a follow-up visit will be scheduled at an appropriate time interval typically one month to evaluate how the remedy has acted. At this time, the next step in treatment will be determined based on sound homeopathic reasoning and principles usually one of the following: the remedy is working, continue as planned; repeat the remedy; or prescribe a different remedy.

Dr. Eileen Hutchinson