If you have been considering going to a naturopathic doctor in Mill Creek, you may wonder what to expect during your first visit. You may also have questions about how visiting a naturopathic doctor (ND) is different from traditional western medical care.
During the first visit, the ND will usually take a detailed medical history from you and spend time discussing each part of your past to get a better understanding of you as an individual. You should expect to talk about any past issues you have had, any surgeries, and the current symptoms that are bothering you. The ND will order a series of tests and bloodwork, depending on your symptoms, to help diagnose your symptoms and attempt to get to the root cause. This is different in that a traditional western doctor will typically ask about your symptoms and address those without always ordering bloodwork and not necessarily looking at your entire health history.
Your first visit will most likely be at least sixty to ninety minutes because your ND will want to spend a good amount of time talking with you and examining you during your appointment. This is different from a lot of doctor’s offices because patients are typically rushed in and out of the office.
You should also expect to talk about your diet with an ND; a regular physician will often not talk about food or nutrition at all. ND’s believe that your diet has a lot to do with your overall health and wellness, so they are sure to address it as a vital part of improving your health.
To learn more about a naturopathic doctor in Mill Creek, please contact LeVisage Wellness Center & Spa at (425) 905-2410.