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What happens during my first appointment?

You should expect a thoughtful, humanizing experience that is the first step on your journey to better health. During the hour-and-a-half appointment, you and Dr. Blum or Elizabeth will discuss your symptoms, health concerns, medical, family, social and psycho-spiritual history, childhood, diet, exercise and sleep habits, among other information that will help create your treatment plan. Dr. Blum or Elizabeth will also review any previous lab testing and/or medical records from your primary or specialty physicians so bring these with you if you have them. You will also have a physical exam as well as ample time to ask Dr. Blum or Elizabeth any questions. At the end of the visit, Dr. Blum or Elizabeth will determine which laboratory tests you should proceed with and suggest basic changes in your diet and nutritional supplementation.