Initial Appointment – 75 minutes
At your first appointment, Dr. Chambers will conduct a detailed intake of your current health concerns. She will ask questions about your current symptoms, medical history, family history, sleep, stress, and nutrition habits. A detailed intake gives Dr. Chambers an in-depth understanding of your whole health in order to develop a treatment plan that addresses the underlying cause of your symptoms.
You will leave your first appointment with an initial treatment plan. This usually includes nutrition recommendations, supplements, and lifestyle support such as sleep hygiene or stress coping techniques. Dr. Chambers will always make sure you understand every aspect of your treatment plan, and that you’re comfortable with the amount that we have recommended at each visit. You’re in control of your own health, including the pace and treatment approach.
Dr. Chambers may recommend lab testing during your first visit. Testing may include a Food Intolerance Test, blood work (thyroid, cortisol, vitamin levels, hormone panel), or SIBO breath testing. It is your body and your choice as to whether or not you want to conduct lab tests. If there are “red flags” that require lab testing or referrals, Dr. Chambers will help you get the appropriate care (OHIP coverage is there for a reason!).
Second Appointment – 45 minutes
Your second visit is typically 2-4 weeks after your initial appointment. During this visit, Dr. Chambers will review our initial treatment plan and provide the next steps of treatment. This may include troubleshooting original goals, and/or moving forward with treatment. Dr. Chambers typically also reviews a two week diet dairy, and any lab tests that were ordered or requested during your first visit.
Third and Subsequent Appointments – 30 minutes
Your third visit is typically 6-8 weeks after your second appointment. During this visit Dr. Chambers will re-asses symptoms, troubleshoot, s, continue to support nutrition and lifestyle, and provide longer term treatment plans.
After your third visit, the frequency of your appointments depends on the pace at which you’d like to move forward, your diagnoses (some health conditions benefit from more frequent monitoring), and your health goals.
Long Term Appointments – 30 minutes
Dr. Chambers encourages patients book appointments when they have new health concerns, acute conditions like acne or seasonal allergies, and semi-annual visits to monitor your health and keep you on track.
“My goal is for you to understand what is happening in your body and why, so that you can use the toolkit we’ve developed together to support your health in a confident and autonomous way.” – Dr. Hilary Chambers, ND