New Patients – What to Expect
In order to fully enjoy your life, it is vital to have optimal health! The best thing you will ever do is invest in your health, with both time and money, so you can be happy for many years to come!
As your Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Hornyak will invest time in your health care to gather an in-depth understanding of your health goals and research the best modalities and treatment options specific for you.
Prior to your Initial Appointment with Dr. Hornyak you will be given an Intake Form based on your age group, as well as a Welcome Letter, which explains the cost breakdown of appointments and other specific information.
Initial Visit – your first visit will take approximately 60 minutes for adults and 45 minutes for children under 12 years old. This consultation includes a thorough case history, investigation of your health goals, current concerns, past medical history, family medical history, current list of medications, mental/emotional health, and basic lifestyle and dietary practices. Dr. Hornyak will often commence treatment during this visit and the majority of patients feel relief from symptoms already by their second appointment!
Second Visit – this appointment will be approximately 45 minutes for adults and 30 minutes for children under 12 years old. Dr. Hornyak will focus on Clinical Nutrition, including education regarding any supplements you have been taking, reviewing any pharmaceutical drugs their nutrient-deficiencies, as well as explain your most recent blood test results and how it applies to your current symptoms. A complaint-orientated physical examination may also be conducted. During this consultation a more comprehensive treatment plan is prescribed including dietary modifications and your health care future plan.
Subsequent Visits – the frequency of follow-up visits will depend on the stage of your condition (recently developed vs. several years), how many symptoms you have, and your treatment plan. Most often, the first three appointments take place within the same month, and the fourth visit approximately 4 weeks later. This gives time for the treatment plan to take effect.
Acute Visits – after your initial consultation with Dr. Hornyak, you are able to request same-day appointments for an acute visit (approximately 15 minutes) for naturopathic medical care regarding sudden symptoms such as:
- sore throat
- ear ache
- urinary tract infection
- yeast infection
- menstrual cramps
- sinus infection