Naturopathic care at JNM focuses on resolving and reversing chronic disease processes. Treatment begins with a thorough, whole person intake process. This investment creates the diagnostic and relationship foundation for an individualized treatment plan. We determine what your strengths and your underlying imbalances are. We tailor steps to meet you where you are – and take you to better health.
Electronic intake form – our reception services will email you a link to complete these forms.
Our goal is to focus as much as possible of our time to things that only can be done face-to-face. We ask that you fill out and electronically send the electronically available intake form at least 3 business days prior to your visit. Your sharing of personal, family health information is the first step in our process together.
Initial visit (#1 of 3): 75-90 minute medical interview. Ample time is spent to develop a working relationship with you, hear your complete health history and story, review current prescription medications and supplements, send home with a 4 day diet/exercise/sleep/stress/digestion diary and nutritional assessment questionnaire (NAQ), give release of records form to be sent to other doctors, order lab if appropriate, make treatment recommendations if appropriate.
Second visit (#2 of 3): 60 minute physical exam plus lab determination
Assessment of conventional and nutritional physical exam parameters, receipt of 4-day diary and NAQ, receipt of current lab work and medical records, ordering of conventional and functional lab work.
Third visit (#3 of 3): 60 minute visit to review findings and discuss individualized treatment plan
A report of overall findings (synopsis of chief complaints, physical exam findings, diet diary info, lab parameters, underlying imbalances) is reviewed and the individualized treatment plan is prescribed and discussed. This typically consists of:
Referral to other health care providers, including medical doctors (MD) for drug therapy, surgery and/or adjunctive care such as massage, acupuncture, and physical therapy if needed
Follow-up With Return Office Calls
The course set will be individualized based on such factors as intensity of the changes being made, the choice of useful services that may be offered. Sometimes the plan needs adjustment. Typically, it is useful to have an initial follow-up check-in within two weeks
To achieve your health goals, we may suggest using one or a series of these special modalities for detoxification, stress reduction and health renewal.
We may also recommend special approaches such as 21 day whole body cleanse/detox; various special anti-inflammatory diets depending on the clinical situation; elimination diet for allergies, weight loss, chronic fatigue
While Junction Naturopathic Medicine’s focus is on resolving chronic conditions, established patients can also come in for acute health issues. These typically take 30-60 minutes, depending on the situation.