What to Expect
The first visit is 2 to 2 1/2 hours in length. During the visit, I will take a thorough medical history and may perform a physical exam if indicated. Following the first visit, I delve into case study, analyzing and researching your case to come up with a customized treatment plan. I then go over your individual treatment plan (via phone and/or mail). About two weeks after you have started treatment, the first follow-up is scheduled to assess your initial response to treatment. Thereafter I generally see patients once more at a 2 week interval and then, provided your response to treatment is good, visits generally switch to a monthly schedule, becoming less frequent over time as you improve.
Follow-up appointments are typically 45 minutes to 1 hour in duration.
I understand that choosing a medical provider can be challenging. I offer brief (15 minute) in-person consultations so that you (and/or your family) can meet me, see where I practice and have some preliminary questions addressed.
Treating mental health conditions with naturopathic and homeopathic medicine is not widely available. Using videoconferencing software, it is possible to have access to my services from anywhere that there is a strong, high-speed Internet connection, a computer with speakers and a webcam. While I encourage any patients who can manage it to come to my office for the first visit (and continue treatment at a distance as necessary), it may be possible to conduct all of our visits remotely. If you are interested in these services, please see the Telemedicine page to receive more news soon.
I take patient privacy very seriously and go to great lengths to ensure that your information remains confidential. As I do not bill insurance directly and practice without an assistant, this means that your records remain solely in the hands of your physician. (Unless you formally authorize that your records be released to another healthcare practitioner or therapist). Correspondences are via phone or encrypted email (with password protected attachments). Billing is done with an encoded name, so your name is not in circulation to any bookkeepers or accountants. The only instance where your information (name, address, phone number ) would be released is when medicines are drop shipped directly to you (and should you want to avoid this, there are other options for shipping).