The following states naturopathic visit expectations during a visit with Dr. Shah from the initial appointment to subsequent appointments. You will also find intake forms to complete prior to your initial visit on the right of this page. These forms can be emailed to Dr. Shah or brought with you to the initial visit.
The initial appointment is 90 minutes and consists of a lot of talking and discussing your concerns as well as other aspects of your health history. Any appropriate physical exam will be conducted at this point as well. To help Dr. Shah prepare for your initial visit, please complete the intake form that will be emailed to you when you book your appointment. There may be some treatment recommendations provided at this visit.
If you have any test results, you can bring them with you to the initial visit.
The second visit is typically 1 hour and this is where Dr. Shah will lay out the short and long term treatment plan that she feels is ideal for you. The second visit is typically a week after the initial visit to provide Dr. Shah time to review your case, conduct research and select the best individualized treatment plan for you.
Subsequent Follow up Visits:
Subsequent visits can be 1 hour or 30 minutes in duration depending on what Dr. Shah feels is best. These visits can range anywhere from 2 weeks to 1 month after the second visit.
Often with naturopathic medicine, you may begin to see signs of symptom relief within a few days to a week depending on your concern, but because this type of medicine is really rooted in addressing the cause and any imbalances in the body, sometimes it can take 3 months for changes to be seen as your body re-balances itself. The more chronic your condition, the longer it will take to address and treat the root cause as we may have to work together to “peel the layers of the onion”.