Thorough Health History
We take the time to find out about your family history, your lifestyle, the stressors in your life, past medical history, history of accidents or injuries and the significant events in your life that have affected your health or well being.
Understanding your nutritional status, eating habits and patterns and the type of food that you eat on a regular is an important part of the naturopathic assessment. We take the time to assess the impact that your diet is having on health and your body’s ability to handle the food that you are eating.
Naturopathic Doctors are trained to do complete physical exams as a standard part of patient assessment. As your health changes or as acute situations arise, we use the physical examination to aid in diagnosis of your health concerns. Having a complete physical exam on a yearly basis is an essential part of preventative health care. Naturopathic Doctors often take the time to ensure that the “small” symptoms are identified and addressed before they become a “bigger” problem.
Bioimpedance Analysis (BIA)
BIA is a science that was originally developed for monitoring patients after surgery in a hospital setting. BIA provides us with insight into aspects of your health such as how much fat and muscle you have in your body. Our BIA machine is thoroughly backed by medical research showing that it gives very accurate measures of your unique body composition.
Comprehensive Laboratory Testing
Laboratory testing, including urine analysis, blood and saliva testing, is an essential aspect of a complete medical assessment. We use standard laboratory testing to provide further information for a complete assessment.
Previous Medical Reports and Diagnostic Testing
All medical reports, such as blood tests, MRIs, X-rays or scans are valuable assets that we use during your health assessment. We will refer to another medical health professional, when appropriate, to ensure that all patients receive the best quality health care possible and that all required information is available in order to fully understand the root causes of your health concerns.