You’re a new patient! Or, thinking of becoming a new patient!
Either way, I’m stoked to get to know you. This is going to be awesome!
Are you nervous? Please don’t be! I do my best to put you at ease. You’ll notice my office is very different from most doctor’s offices.
Your first visit is an hour and a half to two hours. If we don’t need the time or if you become overwhelmed, no worries! We can end the appointment any time you need to. This is about being productive for you. We will spend most of the time reviewing your number one health concern, maybe even your top three. Let me know what works and what doesn’t work for you. This could be in terms of a doctor-patient relationship or this could be the treatments you have tried in the past. This helps me know where to start so that we can efficiently help you feel the best you can! It will also help so you don’t waste your time and hard-earned money.
Your first appointment will also include a physical exam so that I may evaluate your body systems and their physical presentation to rule out causes of your health concern. It also insures that I am doing a good job as your new doctor and that I am not missing big signs of a harmful condition.
I do not draw blood on the first office visit. So please don’t be worried about that!
I do request that you fill out a questionnaire / intake form 24 hours prior to our visit so that I may have a chance to prepare and best serve you and your time.
If you have already scheduled, we have sent a Patient Health Record (PHR) invitation to your email. Once you set up your PHR, you will be able to answer the questionnaire online. This is the easiest and quickest way to get this info to me! (See PHR FAQ).
Dr. Ching is currently contracted with the following health plans
Please check with your insurance plan to review your Naturopathic Medicine benefits prior to your first visit. 😊