Day 1 – Initial Consultation:
Bring your filled out health questionnaire with you to your first appointment. We ask that you do not wear perfumes to the office as some of our patients are sensitive to chemical aromas. We also ask that you do not wear any finger or toe nail polish as Dr. Osborne will be looking at your nail beds as part of the physical examination process.
When you arrive at the office, Dr. Osborne will perform a comprehensive examination and health interview to help determine which nutritional labs are appropriate for you. Based on your lab results, exam, and health history, Dr. Osborne will recommend a holistic treatment approach based on your present state of health. This powerful functional medicine
approach will help to restore the natural balance that your body needs.
Follow up Appointments:
Upon receipt of your labs; our office will call you to schedule any follow up appointments that may be necessary. It may be necessary to have more than one follow up appointment to discuss your lab results. Our philosophy is based on education. You can expect to have a thorough education about your results and nutritional plan during follow up appointment(s). Dr. Osborne will not cut corners with time when it comes to educating you sufficiently so that you have the knowledge and confidence to follow your nutritional and lifestyle plan. His philosophy is simple: “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” Once your nutritional protocols are in place, Dr. Osborne will follow up with you on a periodic basis for the next 3-6 months. This largely depends on the nature of your health issues. Additional laboratory follow up may also be necessary to monitor some of your improvements.
How long will it take before I start feeling better?
This question has a different answer for different people. Our goal is to educate you well enough so that you are set up for a lifetime of health success and doctor independence. Simply put, it largely depends on your compliance and the severity of your condition (some tissues in the body take longer to heal than others). Most patients can begin to feel dramatically better within the first few months of treatment, many take longer. Understand that much of what we do depends on you. Dr. Osborne will lay out the map, but you have to follow it in order to achieve your health goals. All that being said, no doctor can guarantee results, including Dr. Osborne. You can visit our patient testimonial video archive to see examples of how past patients have responded to Dr. Osborne’s functional approach.