Dr. Brooke offers a free 15-minute consultation to anyone interested in her care, so you can decide together if she is the right practitioner for you. During this time, she will want to hear a little about you and what you are hoping to achieve with her care. She also allows this time for you to ask any questions you might have and tell you more about what she offers.
During your initial visit, you can expect to block out a good portion of your day. Dr. Brooke generally spends 2-4 hours during this visit collecting information about your health and history, and getting to know you as a whole person. The information exchanged during this visit allows her to assess your current health, select the initial homeopathic remedy and come up with a unique wellness plan just for you. She also uses this time to discuss your treatment options, and to answer any other questions you might have. Sometimes you will go home with your first homeopathic remedy at the end of this visit, however, most of the time she will want to study your case more in depth, to ensure that she prescribes the correct remedy on the first try. In this case, you will come back in a few days to pick up your remedy.
First Follow Up
The first follow up visit usually occurs 1-2 weeks after the initial visit. At this time Dr. Brooke will go through all of the concerns and symptoms you told her about initially to find out how much better they are, and discuss any new concerns or symptoms that may have come up. This time allows her to determine how well you are responding to homeopathic treatment or if any adjustments need to be made. At this visit you will also discuss any additional labs, nutrients, medications, therapies, or dietary changes she thinks would be beneficial for you.
Subsequent Follow Up
Subsequent follow up varies from person to person, depending on how well you respond to homeopathic treatment. Generally follow ups are more frequent in the beginning of treatment but are needed at progressively longer intervals as your health improves. Proper follow up is the single most important aspect of your treatment because it allows Dr. Brooke to monitor your progress and change therapies as necessary to ensure that your progression towards health is as quick and smooth as possible.
Working with your current doctor
Dr. Brooke is always open and willing to work with your current physician or therapist as a team to provide you the best care possible. For long distance patients, she requires that you have a primary care physician who can manage prescription medications and physical exams.
Naturopathic doctors are well versed in many different therapies including homeopathy, nutrition, botanical medicine, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, and spinal manipulation. Dr. Brooke is an expert in using homeopathy. She chose to specialize in the use of homeopathy because of her observation of its profound healing ability. Any other therapy she uses is an adjunct to the homeopathic treatment.