Welcome New Patients
Welcome to our office! We look forward to becoming your partner in assessing and improving your health.
In your first visit, we will obtain a complete medical history. The key to success is treating each person as an individual and getting to the root cause of health problems. That generally entails a detailed conversation about your current state of health, health history, family history, diet, lifestyle habits, etc. At that point, we will discuss with you potential approaches and recommended laboratory workups. This visit will last approximately 35 minutes (for direct primary care) to 75 minutes (if you are Functional Medicine patient) and is primarily an information gathering and sharing session. We may make some simple recommendations at this time, but most advice will be deferred until after lab and physical exam results are in and there has been time to thoughtfully consider your case.
The second visit is generally scheduled a week or two later. Any physical exam that is indicated will be performed during your second visit. It is at that time we will discuss the review of findings. This includes what may be causing your health problems and what supplementation (vitamin, minerals, and herbs), diet, and lifestyle changes may be needed, as well as any or other medications that may be appropriate for your care. Follow-up visits are usually scheduled in approximately 4–8 weeks from this visit to evaluate progress and make any adjustments in your program. How often you see your physician after that will depend on why you are being treated.
If you have any further questions after reading the enclosed information, please call our office. We will be happy to assist you. Please be sure to complete all forms and bring them with you to your appointment. We look forward to working with you.
Dr. Grewal and staff