Your first visit is a big one!
And so it should be! I need to get to know you, your goals, and I have to weigh evidence of treatment options with your preferred choices. Our first visit together could take as long as 90 minutes, but don't worry - I always have tea and water for our big day. Learn more below about what a typical first visit looks like!
Full Health History & Relevant Physical Exams
I review your intake forms and conduct a thorough investigation into your health history and main concerns. My questions begin generalized and then focus in around systems that are impacting your chief complaint. For example, my patients always giggle - but we get down and dirty learning all about your poops (because hey! they tell me a lot about your health!). Often on the first visit some key physical exams take place. This intake allows me to understand your health profile and symptom experience - it also gives me clues to what is going on in your body and guides my treatment plans.
Discussion & Questions
After we've been scientists together and gone through your history, we move into questions and answers! My patients love having time to ask questions about what I think is going on, what is impacting their health, and how their treatment plans will help them reach their goals. Sometimes my patients have questions regarding basic foundations of health and those are always welcomed, too!
You'll always leave our first appointment with something to take, something to do, or something to review. Occasionally, cases require extra research and evaluation to develop customized phase by phase plans. These phases are built in a manner to address your most pressing concerns as well as foundational causes of your symptoms first and moving through until you're finally into maintenance living and rocking life!
As an added benefit, all of my patients have exclusive access to their own patient portal where I share treatment plans and custom patient videos, important documents, and even if desired - their patient file! What a great tool for you to have access to!
Clarification of any part of your treatment plan, is offered at no cost to you, simple book in a free phone call review here.
At the end of your first appointment, you'll be given a breakdown of when your next visit should be, what phase of treatment you'll be working on, and what to monitor until then. This can be anywhere from 2 weeks in time to a few months down the line!
You're never alone when working with me - our phases keep your goals specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely. You'll always know what's coming up next, and why you're doing it.