What to Expect at your Naturopathic Visit
What to expect from your naturopathic visit with Dr. Farnoush Khodarahmi, ND
Before your visit
Before your visit, you may book a free initial consultation for 15 minutes and learn how we can work together to help you achieve your health goals.
I will ask you to fill out an intake form and a comprehensive questionnaire about your health history. I highly recommend that you bring the result of your most recent lab test (The lab work has to be completed within the past six months).
Initial Visit: A comprehensive assessment
Your first initial session will be 60 minutes in duration. During this time, we will be going over your chief health concerns and your past medical and family medical history. We will also go over your currently used medications/ supplements and identify any social or psychological contributing factors that are now affecting your health. I will also review your laboratory findings, and if necessary, I will perform physical screening exams. Pertinent to your case, I might even do a requisition for additional lab work. If indicated, I will provide you with a weekly diet diary where you will record your daily food intake for a week. I will then use that information to provide you with dietary recommendations for the next visit.
By the end of your initial session, I will provide you with preliminary treatment recommendations. Before your next visit, I will come up with an individualized comprehensive treatment plan for you.
Follow-up Visits (30 to 45 minutes):
We will be discussing your personalized treatment plan in depth during this session. I will answer any questions or concerns that you might have and make appropriate changes to your treatment plan as needed. During these sessions, I will also answer any new health concerns that you might be experiencing.
After an initial session, you may book for an acupuncture session as well. There will be on-going care and evaluation of your presenting health concerns during these sessions. If we decide to use acupuncture, a series of 6-8 weekly sessions will be scheduled to achieve the best results.
Facial acupuncture and Skin Rejuvenation (60 minutes):
Facial acupuncture is an alternative for a non-surgical facelift. The majority of people see improvements after just five sessions of facial acupuncture, but ten treatments done once or twice a week will give you the best results. These sessions help minimize fine lines (i.e., frown lines, smile lines, crow’s feet), lift skin, increase collagen production, reduce puffy or droopy eyelids, soften facial scars, even skin tones, increase circulation to the skin and oxygenate your skin. The frequency of these visits will depend on your individualized needs.
Please note that these services will be provided through (telemedicine) virtual visits or home visits depending on your preference:
Virtual Visits (also called Telemedicine):
From the comfort of your home, you can schedule an appointment and have your visit online. Your virtual visit, including all video and phone chats, offer end to end encryption, meaning that there would not be a privacy concern.
Home visit (also called House Calls)
I understand that when you feel sick, staying at home is more convenient for you. Visiting a doctors’ place for a health check-up even when we are not feeling sick is not the most exciting way to spend our time. A home visit, also called a house call, is merely using your phone to call a doctor to your house and get treated by a licensed professional in Ontario. You can book an appointment at your convenience, and I can reach you at your offices and other places where you stay. If needed, I will use portable medical equipment to perform medical tests at the convenience of your home.
Some advantages of a home visit include:
- No more waiting at your doctor’s office
- Saving money by not having to travel to your doctor’s office
- Using your time more efficiently
- Receiving quality care and the one on one attention that you need.
Telemedicine is done over skype, and there are no boundaries in terms of where you are. I provide home visits in North York and the surrounding area. You may contact us at your location to see if I offer services in your area.