New Patient Welcome Guide: (A.K.A. How To Become A Patient)
You are in luck! I am currently accepting new patients! Since 2012, I've worked with over 300 Newfoundlanders. I've made it my mission to help Newfoundlanders learn to use natural medicines to get relief, avoid and reduce the need for medications, and start living in a way that creates a healthy body for years to come.
If you'd like to work together, you'll want to know a few things first...
What's it like working with me? As a naturopathic doctor, I am trained as a "primary care provider", and function similarly to your GP. I am trained to help with everything from colds, flus, osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, pregnancy, kids... etc.
Where I differ from your GP, is in the therapies I offer. I focus on 4 therapies:
Diet & Lifestyle. This is the "meat and potatoes" of what I do, and I *will* hold you accountable. Not to be too blunt, but if you are not ready for these kind of changes, I am not the right Naturopathic Doctor for you. I actively avoid the latest on-TV health fad and weight loss diets, and focus on doing diet and lifestyle right with a straight-forward approach. In this manner, I help get my patients relief and often help them reduce their need for medications. I will work with you to make sure that we start with a plan that you can stick to and get real results with.
High-dose Clinical Nutrients. i.e. vitamin and mineral supplements as needed.
Botanicals. Everything from supplements, to cooking with herbs, to teas, tinctures, and even poultices!
Traditional Chinese Medicine. i.e. acupuncture.
Team Approach: Naturopathic medicine can be a game changer for your health, I see it clinically all the time. But it's not an either/or approach between this and medication. Understand that I work alongside your other healthcare team members. I often refer my patients back to their GP for medications and blood work/lab testing when necessary, as well as many other practitioners as needed.
Special Interests: I run a general practice and see just about everything.That said, I have a passion for treating women's health concerns and type II diabetes, and focus much of my professional career and efforts on these topics.
New Patient Enrolment: It's easy to get started. Patient enrolment happens over a two visits. The first visit is 60-90 minutes in length and is a chance for me to get to know you and what's going on. I'll probably ask you more health questions in one sitting than you've been asked in you life! (I promise we'll only do this once!) After the first visit, you will have some initial instructions and homework.
We will follow up in a week's time to review it with a second visit. During this 60-90 minute visit we will do a basic physical exam, discuss my assessment and recommendations for your care and then focus your first steps to a new you!
If this approach appeals to you, I'd love to see you at the clinic!