Naturopathic Medicine can treat many types of health concerns: acute or chronic illness. Depending on your condition, Melissa’s treatments are chosen based on the individual patient. In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, natural therapies include botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, physical medicine, and Traditional Chinese medicine and Acupuncture, may also be used during treatments.
What to Expect with Dr. Melissa Lee ND:
Melissa’s approach is a three fold approach. She combines dedication to your health with clinical experience and the latest evidence based research of Naturopathic medicines to comprehensively assess your health and your chief concerns.
Within this approach Melissa uses various diagnostic tools to assess your health concerns. By taking a thorough health history, nutritional analysis, physical examination, and relevant laboratory testing, she can assess the root cause with the goal of addressing the root cause.
An initial visit involves in depth questioning of your health history, a focused physical exam, and relevant laboratory testing (if needed). This will allow for a detailed understanding of the patient’s history, contributing factors and current health status. After this initial assessment the treatment direction is clearly communicated and Melissa will prescribe a treatment plan accordingly.
The second visit includes an evaluation of nutritional status and treatment progress will be fully discussed. After the second visit, all additional follow ups will be a half hour long where consistent progress is examined and treatments are adjusted according to your health concerns and progression.
After initial health concerns are addressed, it is good to consistently see your Naturopathic Doctor to maintain health and prevent any further illness. A simple analogy to why you want to maintain your health is one of maintaining your car: You take your car in for an oil change every 6 months, your body requires the same maintenance.