1. Prior to your first visit, you will be sent an extensive health history form detailing many aspects of your health. It is important to take time and care in filling out this form out as it provides an enormous amount of information that helps Maria customize an individualized health plan for you. Please note that you may need to consult health records or speak to family members to answer some of the questions.
2. Your first visit will last an
hour and a half. During
this time you will discuss your health goals and a thorough review of your
health history will be taken. As well, a
naturopathic assessment will be done.
Following this visit, Maria will review and research your case in order
to develop an individualized treatment plan that best meets your needs. The fee for the first visit is $200.
3. Your second visit usually lasts 45
minutes to an hour. During this session
Maria will discuss a plan of naturopathic care that is tailored to you. Together you will decide which options you
would like to pursue. Empowerment and
collaboration are integral to your health journey, so you have the final say in
all aspects of your naturopathic care. The fee for the second visit is $100.
4. Follow-up visits are scheduled to monitor your progress and if necessary, to modify, refine and expand your care plan. As you regain vitality, visits will shift to a focus on maintenance of health and prevention of future illness. The frequency of follow-up visits is based on your individual plan, your progress, the type of therapy you choose and the amount of support you need to implement your plan. Follow-up visits are billed at a rate of $25 per 15 minutes.
Naturopathic Care Options
Maria Hoeffer, ND is trained in the following modalities and
will most likely use a combination of these treatment options when determining
your naturopathic care plan. While she
will offer recommendations, all decisions about the direction and type of care
is ultimately your choice.
Clinical Nutrition: Clinical nutrition studies the relationship between diet and health on an individualized basis. A specific diet plan and supplements may be recommended to address deficiencies, curtail disease processes, improve gastrointestinal functioning, or promote health. Benefits may include increased energy, improved immunity and an increase in general wellbeing.
Homeopathic Medicine: Homeopathy is a system of medicine developed over 200 years ago that uses minute amounts of a natural substance to stimulate the body’s innate healing ability. The aim of treatment is to stimulate the body’s own ability to remove the root cause of the disease. It is a powerful tool that works on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM): The goal of TCM is to eliminate disease and balance the flow of energy through the body by using acupuncture/acupressure, botanical formulas and dietary modification. TCM is most beneficial in the treatment of chronic health conditions and pain.
Herbal Medicine: Herbal medicine is an integrated modality that is the foundation of modern pharmacology. Using teas, tinctures, capsules and other forms of herbal preparations, it assists in recovery from injury and disease as well as boosting the body’s immune system.
Lifestyle Counseling: Helping patients make healthy choices is an integral part of Naturopathic Medicine.
Physical and Energetic Medicine: This includes hands-on therapies such as therapeutic massage and Cranio-Sacral therapy, as well as hydrotherapy, Reiki and energy healing techniques. Hydrotherapy is a powerful treatment in itself. It refers to the therapeutic use of water to affect circulation and the immune system.