What to Expect

What to Do When You Arrive

If you arrive before your scheduled appointment, please have a seat in the relaxation room and Dr. Go will be with you shortly. Have your pre-filled out intake forms ready.  Help yourself to a beverage if you wish.

What to Expect

For your first appointment, plan to be at the clinic for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes in total.  When you arrive, walk down the stairs on the left side of the building and come through the sliding doors.  Dr. Go will come meet you in the relaxation area and bring you to her office.

Your first appointment will last approximately 75 minutes. You and Naturopathic Doctor will discuss your chief concerns in detail, as well as relevant aspects of your lifestyle and any other issues that may be affecting your health. This in-depth assessment allows your Naturopathic Doctor to develop a thorough understanding of your current state of health and to treat you safely and effectively as a whole person. It is important to understand the progression in your state of health and key events that have influenced your path in order to identify the root causes of the concerns that are troubling you today and how to treat them. Your Naturopathic Doctor will outline to you how the many tools of Naturopathic Medicine can be used to help you reach your goals for healing, recovery and wellness.  You may receive some initial treatment or exercises at this visit that will become more refined at your second visit after your Naturopathic Doctor completes your individual wellness plan.  Recommendations for blood work or other lab testing may also be made.

Your second visit will last approximately 60 minutes depending on your case and will generally take place within one to three weeks of your initial visit. If not already done at your first visit, it may consist of a relevant screening physical exam to complete your health assessment in order to provide you with an appropriate diagnosis and safe and effective care. Any relevant health history information that we did not discuss during the first visit will be reviewed at this time.  If not done at the initial visit, your treatment options will be outlined to you and your treatment plan will be explained in more depth.

Most follow-up return visits are 60 or 45 minutes in duration and will be used to provide you with ongoing care, to monitor your progress and to address any new concerns that may arise.

If you require care for an acute concern (e.g. treatment of a cold or flu; checking a child’s ears for infection; blood pressure check, etc.), we will make every effort to accommodate a same-day appointment of 15 to 30 minutes for existing patients.

Note:  In order to make effective and lasting changes to your health, it is best to commit to at least 3 visits with your Naturopathic Doctor to safely evaluate how your treatment plan is working for you.  Your Naturopathic Doctor’s priority is to do what is best for your health and well-being.  Your doctor will never recommend treatments that are unnecessary and will work with you to figure out what would best suit you and your lifestyle.