Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease. Symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functioning of the body, and unfavorable lifestyle habits. Naturopathic Medicine emphasizes disease as a process rather than as an entity.
Treating both acute and chronic conditions, naturopathic treatments are chosen based on the individual patient; their physiological, structural, psychological, social, spiritual, environment and lifestyle factors. In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, natural therapies including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation and traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, may also be used during treatments.
Request this consultation through an online form at Miramas Health.
Prior to your initial visit
Complete the initial intake form
Bring the names and doses of all medications, vitamins and supplements you are taking
Bring copies of blood work or imaging you’ve had done in the last 12 months
Bring names and phone numbers of all doctors and health care providers you are currently seeing
Your Naturopathic initial visit (1-1.5 hrs):
We will review your intake form and your concerns will be discussed
in greater detail. This will include discussion of current health concerns, previous health concerns, family medical history, personal medical history (review of systems) and other health-related questions. A concern oriented physical exam may be performed if necessary. Lab testing may be ordered, or if you have had lab work done elsewhere we may order a copy of the results from your doctor’s office. Treatment will begin upon completion of your initial visit and will be built upon in subsequent visits.
Can book a follow up consultation through the existing patient portal.
Subsequent visits (15 minutes - 1 1/2 hour):
These are scheduled as according to the plan given at your initial visit or on an as needed basis. They are for the purpose of continued growth and learning, tracking progress, evaluating effectiveness of current treatment plan, and making adjustments as necessary. New concerns will be addressed, as well as health optimization.
Most extended health care plans offer coverage for visits to a NaturopathicDoctor. You will be required to pay for your appointment at the time of your visit and can then submit your invoice to receive a reimbursement from your insurance company.