Making an Appointment? What to Expect
If you are scheduling a new patient appointment online, expect to receive a phone call from the homeopathist within the week. He will confirm the time you have chosen, answer any questions you may have and ask for additional information if necessary.
Regardless of whether you schedule online or by phone, you will then get an email with a link to your new patient portal. Following the link will take you to our consent forms and a homeopathic questionnaire. Don't worry! There is only one long form you have to fill out. The homeopathic questionnaire will take the average patient 20-30 minutes to complete. If you have a very extensive medical history, it make take a little longer. The patient portal also takes uploads, so you can send medical documents without having to type everything in.
Filling out the questionnaire, you may notice questions that have little to do with the reason for your visit. Because Homeopathy is an holistic approach to health, seemingly peripheral issues, like the quality of your sleep or foods you crave, may give us valuable clues for choosing the right homeopathic remedy. Thinking about such questions ahead of time will also prepare you for some of the things we'll be discussing during your appointment.
The Day of your Appointment
All appointments are by videoconference. You will receive an email 10 minutes before your appointment time with a link to the video. If you're on a computer, simply click that link to be taken to your browser. If you're on a phone or tablet, clicking the link will download the Simple Practice Telehealth app.
If you have difficulties, simply call the office number: (919) 286-7626.
How long will it take?
Usually, an acute appointment will last no longer than 20 minutes. With a truly acute complaint (something you caught), symptoms tend to be strong and easily described, and the homeopath only needs to know what ails you, where it ails you, what makes your ailing feel worse, what makes your ailing feel better and any unusual things that happen at the same time that you’re ailing.
Appointments for long-standing or complicated health problems last 1-2 hours. Besides the information above, the homeopath will want to understand in more depth how you experience your health complaints. He will also want to know what other health complaints you have or have had, and he will want to understand how your body functions generally.
After the Interview
After collecting all of this information, the homeopath will recommend one remedy to address your complaints. Your homeopathic remedy is always included with your appointment. Because it’s a conflict of interest to prescribe things that we charge money for, we always provide remedies at no cost.
If you are doing a long-distance appointment, the shipping to send you your first remedy is also free. After the first remedy, shipping costs $10 each time we send you a new remedy. Full instructions for taking the remedy will be included in your shipment.
Reporting your progress
Once you start a homeopathic remedy, we usually expect to have you back for your first followup after 2-6 weeks, depending on the nature of your health problems.
Followup appointments are scheduled for 20 minutes. And as soon as you begin responding well to a remedy, we can lengthen the intervals between followup appointments.
We look forward to meeting you!