A naturopathic consultation is very different from a conventional doctor's visit, as the naturopath needs to know a great deal of information to assess you holistically. During your consultation, I will discuss the health issues most important to you, and talk with you about other factors that could be contributing to your health decline. As a naturopath, I will use analysis tools to assist in diagnosing any health issues, Iridology, tongue, eyes, skin, and nail diagnosis as some of the tools used. Conventional blood and other tests are used to assist as well.
Wild Oak Naturopath consultations include an Initial consultation which will involve in-depth 60 minutes of extensive health questioning and initial advice to assist you with the start of your treatment. Following this appointment, there will be a further 60 minutes out of your consultation time that is dedicated to clinical research and writing up reports on your health condition, while also providing you with a long-term individual treatment plan.
Follow Up Consultation
Your second consultation includes a 45 minutes consultation for appropriate required testing, further Investigations, and follow-up from initial consultation prescriptions and offering you the start of your treatment plan.
This will help to determine the causes of your health concerns and allows for an effective and individualised treatment protocol, that will give you the effective health results you are looking for. An individualised treatment plan will collaborate for you and an outlined time frame aim for you to achieve your optimal health
Your third and ongoing appointment is normally a 30-minute consultation, where we will review your progress and make any necessary adjustments. These consultations can also address any further supplementation required along with addressing any other health issues and adjusting dietary/ lifestyle changes as we go.
Depending on your individual treatment, follow-up reassessment & wellness consultations may be recommended at 4-12 week intervals. The long-term aim is to progress you to a wellness maintenance plan, with less frequent consultations.
What should I bring with me to my first consultation?
So that I can best assess your needs please bring with you any recent blood test results or other test results. If you do not have copies usually your doctor will be able to post or email a copy out to you. if you don't have any pathology reports that completely fine as well, we can address this in our first consultation.
Taking note of or bringing in any medications and supplements that you are taking will also help in determining your treatment plan for you.
Functional Pathology Testing
Together with a comprehensive consultation, Wild Oak's commitment to clients in achieving optimal health incorporates the utilisation of physical examination & functional pathology testing where necessary.
Functional pathology testing may be used to investigate functional, biochemical, nutritional, metabolic & hormonal status. Relevant pathology testing provides an accurate & comprehensive view for each case, where we create your treatment plan suited to your individual results. Where possible, functional pathology testing may be discussed with your practitioner during your consultation. If this is something you would like to discuss, please contact us.