Prevention is a key component of naturopathic medicine. ND’s focus their energy on preventing disease, rather than just curing it. It’s what differentiates Eastern medicine from Western medicine. By focusing our attention on nurturing the whole person, inside and out, our attention shifts from the typical “putting a bandaid on the problem,” and moves toward “digging down to the root cause.”
At LWMC, we believe prevention is of the utmost importance, and we encourage all our patients to be as proactive as possible about their lingering or onset health concerns. This includes annual labs, quarterly health screenings, and blood tests, along with addressing the mental, emotional, and spiritual forms of wellness that are integral to completing a patient’s health puzzle.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine encourages both males and females to see their primary care physician regularly for check-ups to ensure their health is normal and under control. The following tables outline our screening recommendations. Discuss with a naturopathic doctor which screening schedule is right for you.