Prior to your New Patient Examination, we will provide you with an Intake Form and a Metabolic Assessment form. These forms need to be completed before your scheduled appointment time.
The information you provide on these forms equips us with the necessary contact information, current and past health complaints, and details on your current symptoms.
At your New Patient Examination, Dr. Joy will take a full history and talk to you in detail about the nature of your health concerns. She will then perform her comprehensive exam. This exam usually lasts about 40 minutes, and will likely need to be rescheduled if you are late or arrive with your paperwork unfinished.
A Report of Findings follow-up appointment will be scheduled for at least a day after your exam. We welcome spouses and partners to attend you at this appointment, as we know making changes for better health often requires support and understanding from loved ones.
At the Report of Findings, the doctor will provide a detailed written report of the significant/relevant findings from the examination. The doctor will be available at this time to answer questions about the findings and will explain whether she feels he can help you, and if so, how she would like to proceed with treatment. The Doctor will line out a treatment plan with visit recommendations and the costs associated with them.
After committing to the doctor's recommendations, treatment can begin at this appointment. This follow-up usually lasts about 40 minutes.
We strongly recommend that all prospective patients attend one of our Joy of Health events prior to, or soon after, starting care.