In our first visit, we discuss your main health concerns and goals in great detail. We also discuss your health history, family history, and review all body systems to get a full picture of you and your overall health. We will discuss your initial individualized treatment plan, which will continue to grow and evolve over the course of your follow up appointments.
30 – 60 minutes
Dr. Martin recommends a follow-up appointment 2-4 weeks after your initial appointment. During this appointment, we will look closely at your diet, complete relevant physical exams, and follow up on your treatment plan. This appointment gives us time to make any necessary adjustments to the initial treatment plan. It is very important to Dr. Martin that you are completely on board with the treatment plan and that you understand the rationale behind it. Dr. Martin wants you to feel empowered to follow through with it and make the lifestyle changes that will lead to overall health and wellness.
15 – 60 minutes
Dr. Martin recommends monthly follow ups for the first 3 months to ensure you have excellent support as you begin your treatment plan. Future follow ups will be individualized based on your unique health concerns and the amount of support you prefer.
Dr. Martin encourages you to focus on prevention and wellness instead of waiting until your child comes down with a cold, flu, or other illness before bringing them in for a visit. Dr. Martin will assess your child’s physical and developmental health to ensure they maintain optimal wellness throughout childhood. Dr. Martin recommends well-child checks every 3-6 months for the first 2 years of life and then yearly after age 2.
15 – 30 minutes
Regular seasonal visits are the best way to ensure optimal health and prevention of future illnesses! Visit Dr. Martin for a check up at the beginning of each season and she will help you stay on track with your healthy lifestyle and diet habits, as well as offer advice to keep you well throughout the upcoming season.
15 – 30 minutes
Dr. Martin believes strongly that lifelong health begins in the womb. Therefore, she recommends regular check-ins throughout the pre-natal period to keep you and your baby as healthy as possible. Dr. Martin suggests at least 1 visit in each of the following periods: pre-conception, trimesters 1 to 3, and postpartum, which is often referred to as the fourth trimester. Since each of these periods brings with them physical and emotional changes, Dr. Martin encourages all new moms to seek this preventative support.
A natural aspect of a follow-up session
With every new patient, Dr. Martin performs a nutritional assessment. This will likely take place in your first or second follow up appointment. First of all, she will assess your current diet by looking at an average week to determine the nutritional status of the foods you’re eating and the likelihood of nutrient deficiencies. She will then make recommendations individualized to your specific health concerns and goals. You will work together to find a balanced diet that will optimize your health but also be practical for your lifestyle.
Dr. Martin offers acupuncture as a treatment option. It is an effective way to identify and treat acute and chronic imbalances that are present in the body. Acupuncture is beneficial for a wide range of health concerns including pain, digestive concerns, menstrual irregularities, infertility, mood and mental health issues, insomnia, and low energy. Acupuncture treatments are included in the cost of a visit with Dr. Martin and can be claimed as part of your naturopathic insurance coverage.
Herbal & Nutritional Supplements
Dr. Martin recommends natural health products to enhance your treatment benefits beyond what can be done with diet and lifestyle alone. As part of her training, Dr. Martin learned the therapeutic indications and safe dosages for a wide variety of herbal and nutritional supplements. She uses an online dispensary to offer you high quality and professional brands of natural health products to ensure your treatments are safe and effective.