What to Expect During Your Appointment


As a naturopathic clinic, we take a personalized approach to health care: We view each patient as a whole person – not as a list of symptoms.

Whether you are experiencing a specific health issue or simply wish to stay well and live longer, the naturopathic doctors (NDs) at our San Diego clinic take the time to listen to you and your health needs and goals, and to conduct a thorough investigation of your health.

Schedule your first appointment with an ND.

Our Values

  • A natural, non-invasive approach that takes into account the whole person.
  • Helping our patients resolve chronic health problems.
  • Supporting a healthy lifestyle that helps prevent illness.
  • Longer appointments, ensuring that you feel heard, respected and understood.

Your First Visit

Many first-time patients are surprised to find that their first appointment lasts approximately 60-90 minutes. Why so long? During this time, your naturopathic care team will do the following:

  • Conduct a comprehensive interview regarding your health concerns and health history, asking you to share information about your diet and lifestyle.
  • Conduct a thorough physical examination and assessment of body systems.
  • Order relevant lab and other diagnostic testing.
  • Run a routine check of your vital signs.
  • Issue additional personalized screenings tailored to your specific health goals, risks and needs.
  • Formulate a diagnosis and develop a personalized treatment plan.

Download patient forms to prepare for your first visit.

Your Treatment Plan

In addressing your health conditions, your naturopathic care team might recommend one or more of the following therapies:

  • Vitamin/mineral supplements, herbal remedies and homeopathic remedies.
  • Holistic bodywork, including soft-tissue/muscle adjustments and hydrotherapy.
  • Changes in diet, lifestyle and exercise.
  • Mind/body counseling.
  • Intravenous treatments.
  • Referral to acupuncture or chiropractic care.

View the complete list of health care services and therapies provided at our clinic.

Patient Facilities

As a patient of Bastyr University Clinic, you will enjoy the comfortable, spacious atmosphere of our newly renovated facility. Each patient exam room is equipped with modern diagnostic and therapeutic medical equipment. Additionally, you’ll benefit from specialized treatment areas designed to deliver the specific treatments recommended for you by your doctor, including:

  • IV/infusion room
  • Hydrotherapy room
  • Physical manipulation room

Our recent San Diego clinic expansion nearly doubled the patient exam space housed in our clinic.

Fragrance-Free Environment

Bastyr University Clinic is a fragrance-free environment. We ask staff, students and faculty to refrain from wearing fragrances such as perfume, cologne or scented lotions while at the clinic. We encourage our patients to join us in supporting this policy.

If you are chemically sensitive, please be aware that our practitioners use and dispense some scented botanicals for therapeutic purposes on the premises. We strive to be as sensitive as we can, but we cannot always guarantee the building will be completely odor-free. Thank you for your consideration and understanding.

Schedule your first appointment with an ND.

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