by Dr. Pamela Frank, BSc(Hons), ND
Having practiced naturopathic medicine for 18+ years, I’ve noticed a certain common ground among the people who seek my care. Here they are:
Open-minded and Inquisitive
Other characteristics of Naturopathic Doctor patients:
- They have been through the conventional medicine system and haven’t had satisfactory treatment. They have usually already been to medical doctors, specialists, or fertility clinics and are still suffering. They often feel let down by the conventional system. Their symptoms have been passed off as “just stress”, “normal” or “unexplained”.
- They don’t want to take drugs to mask their concerns.
- They prefer a more natural approach through diet, exercise, vitamins, minerals, herbs, acupuncture, massage therapy or chiropractic treatment.
- They may be looking for more thorough testing than has been done already.
What is it like to be a Naturopathic Doctor patient?
It’s not at all unlike going to see your family doctor. You’ll be welcomed when you arrive in our waiting area. If there are forms to complete, you can fill them in online prior to your visit or in person when you arrive. For your initial visit, we’ll spend 90 minutes discussing your health history in detail, your current concerns, we’ll do a screening physical exam (nothing internal or invasive), and we’ll discuss in detail what the plan should be and how to implement it. Naturopathic treatment would include diet & lifestyle recommendations, vitamins, minerals, herbs and/or acupuncture. After the initial visit, follow ups can be scheduled anywhere from 1-12 weeks apart depending on your concerns and your treatment.
If you share these traits and you’re looking for solutions to your health issues, I would love to work with you too.
5 Things I Love About My Patientshttps://forcesofnature.ca/4-things-i-love-about-my-patients/
— Dr. Pamela Frank, ND (@PamelaTorontoND) September 10, 2015