Your first naturopathic visit will take between 75 and 120 minutes. This is longer than you might expect from a doctor’s appointment, but the point is to get to know your individual health concerns and needs. Dr. Maria will want to get a full understanding of your health history, including any diseases, injuries, or other health issues you’re dealing with. She will perform a physical exam, including a test for your blood pressure, and pulse, among other things.
She’ll also talk about other health factors than just the physical, including mental, emotional, spiritual, dietary, environmental, and lifestyle factors.
At the end, you and Dr. Maria will talk about your individualized healthcare plan, which may include further testing depending on the findings.