As a Naturopathic Doctor, I have received clinical training allowing me to:
take a comprehensive medical history
perform physical exams
recommend lab testing or further investigations if necessary
Approach to health:
emphasis on diet and lifestyle
recognizes the role of mental-emotional factors
is extremely comprehensive. It evaluates all factors contributing to health such as nutritional status, sleep quality, immune function, gut health, hormonal health, etc.
is pro-active by promoting health and strengthening the body to prevent future disease
can treat a variety of health conditions
can be used alongside medications
can provide answers for bothersome, vague symptoms
can help reduce side effects from medications
uses longer appointment visits to thoroughly explore health concerns
is not trying to replace your medical doctor
As a Naturopathic Doctor, I've had different training and education compared to a Medical Doctor. I see this as an advantage when collaborating patient care - two heads are often better than one. I offer a different perspective to health and collaborate openly with all of my patients' health care providers.