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 health history, family history, and other aspects of your health like sleep and nutrition habits. It is always important to have a complete understanding of what is going on in the body in order to develop a treatment plan that is addressing the underlying cause of your symptoms. This way, your treatment plan is successful, targeted, and personalized.
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 type of treatment.
Dr. Chambers may recommend lab testing during your first visit. It is your body, and your choice as to whether or not you want to conduct any lab tests. Testing may include a Food Intolerance Test, blood work (thyroid, cortisol, vitamin levels, hormone panel), or SIBO breath testing.
If you have lab testing from another healthcare professional, please bring it with you to your first visit. Dr. Chambers can also fax a Release of Records to receive previously done lab tests and imaging studies directly from your family doctor or specialist.
Second Appointment – 45 minutes
Your second visit is typically 2-4 weeks after your initial appointment. During this visit, we review our initial treatment plan and provide the next steps of treatment. This may include troubleshooting original goals, and/or moving forward with treatment. We also typically review a two week diet dairy, and review any lab tests that were ordered in your first visit.
These, and any subsequent, appointments can be conducted by phone or Skype, as long as Dr. Chambers deems it appropriate based on your initial visit.
Third and Subsequent Appointments – 30 minutes
Your third visit is typically 6-8 weeks after your second appointment. During this visit we troubleshoot previous goals, and provide longer term treatment plans.
The frequency of visits at this point depends on the pace at which you’d like to move forward, your health condition (some serious health conditions require more frequent monitoring), and your health goals. Moving forward, we often book appointments based on new health concerns, acute conditions like cold and flu, and semi-annual visits to monitor your progress 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.