A naturopathic examination and consultation during the first visit takes about an hour.
A naturopathic doctor will ask you about your symptoms, the conventional medical treatments you have had, your and your family’s medical history, perform certain tests, and discuss with you many details important to your condition. If necessary, they will recommend classic tests, e.g. blood and urine analysis, etc. Any medical documentation you have is of great importance to a doctor of naturopathy.
A visit to a naturopathic doctor should not replace a visit to your general practitioner.
The doctor of naturopathy chooses the most suitable treatments for your condition, i.e. the right treatment plan. It may include botanical medicine, dietary supplements, advice on diet and lifestyle changes, exercise or other suitable treatments. A doctor of naturopathy may also refer you to a medical specialist, doctor of chiropractic, or other therapist as part of a holistic approach to treatment.