What to Expect
1. Before You Visit - Preparation
To start with, read through our website--much of the material the nutritionist will often refer back to. Additionally, gather any pertinent health records or testing studies, if available. We request you bring any blood tests within the past 2 years. Please refer to our "New Patients" page for the specific two New Patient forms and the health questionnaire we ask you to fill out in advance.
2. First Visit - Evaluation
Your first visit to the office will begin with filling out the remainder of your paperwork.Although sometimes tedious, it is necessary. The paperwork provides the nutritionist with vital information about your present conditions, health history, diet overview, medication history, level of exercise and physical activity. You will then be seen by the nutritionist for an evaluation (Approximately 20-30 minutes). The evaluation centers around an exam where the nutritionist will find out if you are a Nutritional Response Testing candidate. If you are he will then do the actual exam. Depending on your situation, further testing may be needed. The nutritionist will then take the time to review your tests, exam, and type up a Report of Findings to be reviewed and explained on your follow up visit.
3. Nutritional Recommendations
During the next visit, your nutritionist will review in detail your findings and your nutritional support recommendations (Approximately 10-20 minutes). It is our priority to help you understand our recommendations, why this protocol was chosen for you, and what are reasonable goals and expectations with your nutritional supplementation and dietary changes. You will be presented choices allowing you to make the best-informed decision along your path to better health. Ideally, we want to maximize the benefits or your diet with the minimum amount of supplementation for maximum results.
Based on your decisions, the nutritionist will review the protocol and usage instructions of each supplement. You will be given a take home sheet outlining your recommended regiment. Ultimately, the success of nutritional programs relies on your active participation in taking supplements in the recommended dosage, for the recommended time and making necessary dietary changes.
Your nutritionist will have you schedule for a follow-up evaluation on a specific time frame to monitor your success and adjust or change your recommendations. Depending on your situation and regiment given, the time between follow-up visits will vary considerably. Some cases are much more complex than meets the eye. In these cases follow-up evaluations occur much more frequently over an extended period of time. Regardless, our aim is to get you as well as possible as fast as possible with the only the most essential nutritional support.