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Patient Visits

We are now accepting new patients!

Please call or email with any questions or to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.

Visit Overview

Initial Visit: 1.5-2 hours

One of the major distinctions between Naturopathic Doctors and other Primary Care Physicians is the amount of time we spend with each patient. At Pacifica Naturopathic Medicine the first visit consists of a thorough health and medical history. We discuss your general health concerns and go through each body system to screen for past and present imbalances. We aim to address all the contributing factors to health- physical, psychological, hereditary, social, spiritual and environmental. In this visit we determine if there is a need for further diagnostic or assessment procedures including any lab work if neccessary. We discuss your goals, options for treatments,  and decide together what the focus of treatment will be. We will begin a basic treatment plan in the first visit.

Second Visit: 1 hour

This visit is usually soon after the first and includes a full screening physical exam if indicated.  Dr. Rothman provides full screening physicals, gynecological exams, PAP smears and breast exams. In this visit we also discuss progress from the initial visit, test results and any questions or concerns that may come up. We usually begin implementing a more detailed treatment plan in this visit.

Follow up visits: ½ hour or 1 hour

The frequency and duration of follow up visits is essentially up to you. Half hour follow ups are mainly to monitor progress, add or modify treatment plans and to check in. Hour follow ups are often recommended if any bodywork is being done or if there are deep rooted or numerous health concerns we are working through. Some individuals prefer weekly or biweekly follow ups if there is an acute pathology present, if they are participating in a special detox, weight loss or smoking cessation program or if there are a number of health concerns to work through. Other patients may chose to follow up once a month or every few months to a year once they are feeling stable, healthy and happy.

Please contact the clinic for further inquiries and more information around fees and insurance.