What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic doctors (NDs/NMDs) are primary care physicians clinically trained in natural therapeutics, whose philosophy is derived in part from a Hippocratic teaching more than 2,000 years old: Vis medicatrix naturae — nature is the healer of all.
Naturopaths experience the same four years of basic bio-medical science training as that of allopathic practice; however, in addition, they learn to treat patients using natural modalities such as physical manipulation, clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, counseling, acupuncture, and hydrotherapy, among others. They choose treatment based on the individual patient, not based on the generality of symptoms.
This approach has proven successful in treating both chronic and acute conditions.
What is the first office visit like?
What about insurance?
Do you work with children?
How do I make an appointment?
How often will I need to come back for follow-up visits?
Can I still see my MD?
I’m pregnant. Can I still see you?
Absolutely. Naturopathic medicine can:
- Manage the side-effects of pregnancy (morning sickness, constipation, mood swings).
- Develop a dietary program to optimize your body for a healthy pregnancy.
- Make recommendations and provide excellent quality prenatal vitamins and other baby-beneficial supplements.
- Help you deal with other medical issues you are experiencing while pregnant with safe natural remedies that won’t be harmful to your developing baby.
- Please note: Naturopathic Medicine is NOT a substitute for your obstetrician or midwife and does not a replace regular prenatal check- ups. . Dr Krukowski does not deliver babies.
Initial Intake: An initial visit may last an hour to an hour and a half to fully understand you and your health concerns in detail. An individualized treatment plan is developed to help you reach your health goals. Your progress is assessed through regular follow-up visits.
Acute Visit: Acute office visits are also available for established patients to address illnesses such as a cold, flu, an ear infection, diarrhea, etc. Come in for a short focused visit for personalized natural health recommendations.
Follow-up Visits: Following your progress after your initial visit is an essential part of your treatment plan. As your body heals, often modifications and adjustments need to be made to your naturopathic plan. The only way to effectively do this is through regular follow-up appointments. On average follow-up visits are once a month for 30 minutes.
Homeopathy: The first homeopathy visit is similar to an initial medical intake visit and includes a separate homeopathic intake. Homeopathy is a science and practice that requires decision making based on precise information. Therefore, the questions asked during the intake may seem unrelated to your chief concern. However, the unusual questioning is necessary to finding the right homeopathic remedy.
Homeopathy follow-up visits are frequent and of shorter duration in order to fine tune the dosing of remedies. Homeopathy follow-up visits will be charged the full follow-up visit fee if a regular medical consultation is included.
Telephone Consultations: For established patients who live far away, or have minor questions regarding their treatment, telephone appointments may be available. Telephone appointments may not be possible in all situations. Please speak to Dr Krukowski directly to determine if this is an appropriate option for your care.
E-mail Contacts: Similar to phone consultations, established patients who have minor questions regarding their treatment may be able to utilize e-mail contact with Dr Krukowski. E-mail contacts may not be possible in all situations. Please speak to Dr Krukowski directly to determine if this is an appropriate form of communication for your care.
Cancellation Policy: There will be a $25 charge for appointments that are not cancelled 24 hours in advance.