In honour of Naturopathic Medicine Week (May 12th-18th), it’s fitting to highlight several important benefits of teaming up with a Naturopathic Doctor (ND).
Compelling Reason #1: We Will Review Your Previous Blood Work and You’ll Leave Knowing What It All Means
Do you ever get frustrated when your medical doctor runs blood work and you are left assuming everything was normal because “no news is good news, right?” Us too. Which is why we will sit down with you and go over all your lab work (especially if it was done in the last year), teach you about the tests performed, what the numbers mean and interpret them for you. Because we are concerned about optimizing health, we also look for “high-normal” and “low-normal” values and explain how they might be contributing to the way you feel.
Compelling Reason #2: We Act As Your Health Advocate
First and foremost, you are your biggest health advocate. However, we know that often our patients need help navigating the complex and sometimes confusing world of medicine. If we think a medical intervention or investigation- outside of our scope- is in your best interest, we’ll communicate with other members of your health team (i.e. medical doctor, chiropractor, physiotherapist, massage therapist, etc.) or at the very least, we’ll direct you in asking for what you need.
Compelling Reason #3: We Listen
I mean, really listen! Most initial naturopathic visits are between one and two hours in length giving you ample time to tell your story. We appreciate that you know yourself best so, we pay close attention to what you think is going on. Chances are, you’re on the right track.
Compelling Reason #4: We Play House
We’re much like Dr. Gregory House from the hit T.V. series “House” without the poor bedside manner and drama. In other words, if you don’t know what’s bothering you, we’ll work with you to figure it out. NDs are comfortable with syndromes and symptom pictures that haven’t yet led to a clear diagnosis. However, because we are trained to view the body/mind/spirit from both a Western and Eastern (Traditional Chinese Medicine) perspective, it’s likely we’ll be able to make sense of it all.
Compelling Reason #5: You’ll Have Your Own Personal Health Guide
Sure, the internet and Dr. Oz can be like the holy grail of health information, but how do you know what’s right for you? For example, one source says it’s good to eat eggs, while another says it’s not. Therefore, it makes good sense to avoid the stress of making decisions about your health by working with a naturopathic doctor who can co-design the best action plan for you.
Schedule your complimentary, 15-minute Well Woman Visit with Dr. Jacqui during the month of May and receive her top strategies for optimizing hormones, boosting energy, and blasting the belly bloat.