"Sometimes the body needs a little help to shed its burdens and return to its natural state of dynamic balance. "
What to expect as a new patient
After receiving your patient information form, we will review your case, and contact you within a few days by email to schedule a consultation in either Nanaimo with Carrie Ingrisano, or in Victoria with Daniele Behn-Smith. Currently, waiting time for consults ranges from 4-5 months in Nanaimo. Dr. Behn Smith works part time in Victoria and has a waiting list for new consults at this time. After scheduling, you will be sent a comprehensive patient history form and important clinic information. The first consultation visit is 90-150 minutes long, and involves a comprehensive patient history, a thorough physical examination, and review of the life events and exposures which have disrupted your health balance. Conventional and Functional medicine lab testing help in the discovery of nutritional imbalances and genetic variation. You will be asked to read about and implement specific lifestyle therapies to strengthen mind and body. Follow up visits will begin the step by step process of restoring health through nutrition, mind / body practices, hormone balance, immune support, detoxification, and functional medicine treatments.