The initial visit is approximately one hour. Follow up visits are approximately 30 minutes.
Yes, depending on circumstances. Dr. Heather has been trained extensively in the interactions of pharmaceutical medications and herbal medicine. This training includes the potentially adverse effects that may occur if improperly combined. She will avoid harmful combinations of both drug-nutrient interactions and drug-herbal interactions. It is very important that you provide Dr. Heather with a list of current medications.
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Dr. Heather has been practicing since 1995. Prior to this she attended National College of Naturopathic Medicine and achieved a naturopathic physicians (ND) degree. The training for an ND is similar to that of a medical doctor. We have 4 years of biological sciences, clinical and physical diagnostic training, and all the specialties. We have specialty training in homeopathy, nutrition, herbology, pharmacognacy, and pharmacology. During the last 2 years we serve in an externship role working under practicing physicians. This is similar to a medical doctorís internship role except it is performed in an outpatient facility. Once we graduate we have state level board exams that must be passed, and we have clinical hours that must be met on a yearly basis.
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Absolutely. Itís difficult to put a price on your health. But, regardless, when you embark on a program and see your vitality go up and your true enjoyment of life soar, anything you invest, no matter how big or small becomes worth it. We have programs that may fit your needs if you are financially challenged. We also offer classes that can help you make changes within a group rate.
The doctors treat patients of all ages from 2 months old through the later years of life. She treats acute conditions such as ear, sinus, and bladder infections and most chronic conditions. Click here to see a list of conditions we typically treat.
Your first visit will last approximately one hour. During that time period Dr. Heather collects important information about your immediate concerns and about your personal and family history. During the first visit she will perform appropriate examinations and order needed lab tests. This is also a time of education. Dr. Heather will explain how your health condition developed and what needs to be done to help you achieve the level of health you desire. Dr. Heather works with all ages.
Absolutely. Dr. Heather regularly refers to appropriate physicians and believes that having a treatment team is the best way to support her patients.
Yes. Dr. Heather orders lab work and radiological tests at the local hospitals and the results are sent to her for interpretation and the formulation of appropriate treatment. If you have had lab work performed, please bring the results to your initial visit.
Conventional and Naturopathic medicine have some similarities. Both are searching for risk factors for future disease and yearn to help you with your health condition. Both order blood and radiological tests to identify problems and both refer you to other physicians. But that is where the similarities end.
Dr. Heather operates under a different paradigm. She looks at you as a whole person. She takes time to search your history and assess your laboratory findings in order to identify the underlying cause of your condition. She doesnít focus on the outward symptoms, attempting to cover them up but seeks to enhance your health so your symptoms naturally go away. She also believes that all of your body systems and your bodily symptoms are in the same body and therefore are connected. Her treatment choices are directed toward natur . . .