Your first visit with Dr. Bharadvaj will last approximately 60-90 minutes, during which time she will conduct a detailed medical history as well as a comprehensive physical exam. Information gathered from the history and exam will allow her to determine the best treatment approaches for you. She may recommend lab tests be done on samples of your blood, saliva, stool or urine, in order to gather more information that will help her understand the causes of your symptoms more fully. Usually, a treatment plan will be given to you at the conclusion of your first visit which may include individualized dietary recommendations, the use of herbal medicines, or self-care suggestions. Depending on the complexity of your health concerns, a series of visits may be necessary in order to fully ascertain how to best treat your particular condition. Dr. Bharadvaj partners with you to create sustainable treatment options to help achieve your goal of vibrant health.
After your initial comprehensive visit, any followup visits needed will focus on reviewing lab results and checking in with you as to your progress and how you are responding to your treatment plan. These visits typically last from 15-60 minutes and are the time during which we continue to refine your therapies to help you progress towards your health goals. We work collaboratively with you to create a plan of action to work towards your goals using diet & nutrition, herbal medicines, bodywork, hydrotherapy, stress relief techniques, and lifestyle counseling. If necessary, pharmaceutical medications can also be prescribed if needed.