Your First 3 Visits
Preparing for your First Visit: Personal Health Assessment and Health History Form
Prior to your first visit, you will be required to complete a confidential, online Adult Intake and Review of Systems form. Once completed, your evaluation is electronically submitted to Dr. Reitkop and your care officially begins. Please take your time to complete these forms thoroughly and submit them at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment. Please answer the questionnaires as honestly as possible, to the best of your knowledge and ability. This first step in your treatment allows for Dr. Reitkop to tailor your first visit to your individual needs.
If you are having difficulty accessing or completing the online Adult Intake Form or Review of Systems Form please call: 647-839-9155 and someone will be able to assist you through the process and answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, you can download and print out the forms and fax them to: 1-866-908-7885
Expected length of time: Approximately 45 Minutes
Your First Visit:
Your first visit will begin with a 90-minute consultation. I will seek to gain a more comprehensive understanding of your health history, present concerns, and future goals. I will review and evaluate your diet, lifestyle habits, physical activity, family history, home and occupational environment, and sources of stressors.
In order to acquire the most thorough understanding of your health, a physical exam will be performed. If a laboratory evaluation is required, you will receive a requisition form to take to the lab along with specific information on how to prepare for your lab test and the locations you can choose from.
It is kindly requested that you bring any recent laboratory testing to your first visit along with the contact information of your healthcare provider. If you are currently taking any medications or supplements, it is also asked that you bring these with you. Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to your first appointment to read and sign the patient consent form and cancellation policy. Following your first visit, all the gathered information including your Adult Intake and Review of Systems form, initial consultation, physical exam and laboratory tests will be carefully reviewed. A comprehensive treatment plan will be designed, based on researched scientific evidence applicable to your specific needs. You may be recommended certain supplements at this time.
Expected length of time: Approximately 90 minutes
Your Second Visit:
Your second visit will emphasize treatment options. It will be scheduled 1-2 weeks following your first visit depending on if laboratory or other tests are required. This is an opportunity for you to be educated on the different naturopathic modalities and how each one can work to benefit your specific health objectives. Risk factors and a realistic healing timeline are discussed and we will work together to establish a treatment plan that you feel able to comply with. Your treatment may begin as early as the second visit. Following this visit, additional appointments for any in-clinic treatments will be scheduled as part of your comprehensive treatment plan.
Expected Length of time: Approximately 45 minutes
Follow up Visits:
Follow up visits are designed to monitor your progress throughout your healing journey. They are scheduled at specific intervals and are important in determining the effectiveness of your treatment. Further laboratory testing may be requested to determine quantitative changes and to help understand how your body reacts to the prescribed modalities.
The frequency of follow-up visits are determined by the rate of your progress, the types of therapeutic modalities you chose to employ and the amount of support you require to comply with your treatment plan and health goals.
Expected Length of time: Approximately 30 minutes
To learn more about naturopathic visits or how I can help you achieve your health goals, I invite you to schedule a FREE 15 minute phone or in-person consultation