Naturopathic Medicine: Assessment & Plan
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Your naturopathic assessment and plan
When you arrive at CTCA at Eastern Regional Medical Center, you will meet with a naturopathic clinician during your initial evaluation period. This first visit, which usually lasts about 30 minutes, is an introduction to the department.
Your naturopathic clinician will also review your symptoms, including appetite, weight changes, sleep disturbances, energy level/fatigue, pain, and so on. They will review any supplements you may be taking and help educate you about proper and safe use.
After the assessment, your naturopathic clinician will work with you to develop an individualized naturopathic plan to complement and support you through your conventional cancer treatments. This plan will be tailored to your needs and will be based on your specific cancer diagnosis, symptoms, general state of health, results from diagnostic tests, and primary course of conventional treatment.
Throughout your treatment, your naturopathic clinician will closely monitor your supplements and other naturopathic therapies, making modifications to your plan as needed. They will try to lessen the potential side effects of cancer treatment so you can feel better as you heal.
The goal of the naturopathic team is to see you once each cycle. To make the best use of your time, your naturopathic clinician can follow up with you in the clinic or the Infusion Center, if you prefer.