1. What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a unique system of primary health care that focuses on prevention and your body’s innate healing abilities through the use of natural therapies. Naturopathic Medicine dates back to the 1800’s and over the past few decades has seen a resurgence. The field of Naturopathic Medicine is guided by 6 Principles: First Do No Harm; The Healing Power of Nature; Identify and Treat the Cause; The Physician as a Teacher; Treat the Whole Person and Prevention.
2. What is a Naturopathic Doctor?
Naturopathic doctors (NDs or NMDs) are trained as primary care providers who are able to competently diagnose, treat and manage patients with acute and chronic conditions, while addressing disease and dysfunction at the level of body, mind, and spirit. ND’s focus on whole patient well-being.
3. Do you only treat hormone conditions?
No, we do not only focus on hormone conditions. Given that we view the body as a whole system, we treat a variety of other conditions such as: digestive health, cardiovascular, pediatrics, and men’s health!
4. Do I need to have bloodwork done before seeing you?
No, you do not need to have bloodwork done before seeing you! At the end of your first visit, the doctor will let you know what is best.
5. Do I need to be in-state to work with you?
We are fortunate to live in a day and age where we can connect with people near and far. With that being said, we work with patients all over the country and even in Canada. Please Note: outside of Pennsylvania, Dr. D operates as a wellness consultant. She will state provide the same quality of care for, health and wellness recommendations, and any necessary labs.
6. How long are office visits?
Office visits range in length. Brief office visits are 30 minutes, Initial Intakes are 75 minutes and all return visits are 45-60 minutes.
7. Do I have to stop seeing my Primary Care Doctor when I start working with an ND?
Not at all! We believe in the power of teamwork.
8. How do you help patients get results?
We use a variety of natural therapies to treat our patients, including: herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutrition, and supplements to name a few.
9. How often will I need to have an office visit?
After you complete the new patient process (New Patient Journey or Blissfully Balanced Program) we schedule you for your first follow-up within 4 weeks. From there we will determine how many more visits you will need to achieve maintenance. Once you get to a maintenance level (which will look different for everyone), we switch to quarterly or bi-annual office visits.
10. Do you work with children and teens as well?
The entire family!