Benefits of Online Naturopathic Doctor Visits Through Telehealth
Dr. Victoria Chan, a board member of The Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians, helps patients and clients address the root cause of their symptoms through telehealth. Finding a local specialist Naturopathic Doctor with experience isn’t always easy, and furthermore, patients suffering from severe anxiety or other mental health concerns may not feel comfortable driving to a doctor for in-person consultations.
Online consultations with Dr. Chan solve those problems. Whether a patient is struggling with depression, ADHD, sleeplessness, pharmaceutical dependency, or other symptoms, Dr. Chan helps with personalized consultations and lab work analysis that can turn a patient’s health around.
Personalized Online Visits With a Naturopathic Doctor
Private Online Consultations With Dr. Chan
Every patient is 100% unique, and Dr. Chan’s consultations seek to uncover the personalized root cause behind someone’s mental and physical symptoms. She works with patients to analyze the unique interactions of their intertwining health conditions and even investigates symptoms that they may not realize contribute to their health problems. She also assesses their exercise, hereditary health factors, finds dietary gaps, sleep deficiencies, other lifestyle contributors, and much more. Once the initial investigation has occurred, she pinpoints the patient’s unique root causes and creates a customized course of action for them.
Custom Treatment Based on Lab Results
One of the hallmarks of Dr. Chan’s treatment is the careful analysis of a patient’s lab results. First, she instructs her patients on obtaining samples at home, or she can refer patients to local phlebotomists. She also recommends specific types of samples, such as blood, urine, saliva, or stool samples. Then she pours over the data to discover imbalances and deficiencies.
Finding Hormonal Imbalances
Hormonal issues, like an excess of estrogen, testosterone deficiency, or too much cortisol production can cause significant health issues. For example, a deficiency of thyroid hormones can lead to fatigue, weight gain, and depression, while an excess of insulin can cause anxiety, insulin resistance, and ultimately type 2 diabetes. Hormonal imbalances can be caused by a variety of factors, including unsolved health issues, lifestyle habits, genetics, stress, diet, and medications, but they can often be effectively managed with medical treatment, natural remedies, and lifestyle changes.
Analyzing Your Metabolic Health
Metabolic health refers to the body's ability to efficiently process and use nutrients, such as glucose and fats. If the body's metabolism is not functioning properly, it can lead to health problems, such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. As a Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Victoria Chan analyzes lab work to find metabolic red flags and helps patients address symptoms to improve their overall health — and she can teach you all of this conveniently through her online consultations.
Finding Nutrient Deficiencies
The body needs optimal levels of Vitamin B, Vitamin D, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, and more. Dr. Chan helps her patients improve neurotransmitter performance by identifying nutrient deficiencies and prescribing corresponding supplements and dietary alterations.
Improving Gut Health
Dysfunctions in the digestive system can lead to a wide range of health problems, including autoimmune disorders, allergies, and mental health issues. Studies have found that 95% of serotonin is produced in the intestine and not solely by the brain . Dr. Victoria Chan recognizes that your brain and nervous system don’t function independently in a vacuum. That’s why she doesn’t just stop at treating your brain but also addresses the many contributing health systems like digestive health. To address gut health, Dr. Chan may recommend dietary changes, such as eliminating inflammatory foods and increasing the intake of nutrient-dense foods, probiotics, and digestive enzymes. She may also recommend herbal remedies, such as a specific type of chamomile, ginger, and peppermint, to help soothe inflammation and improve digestion.
Online Consultations With a Naturopathic Doctor are Just the Starting Point
What Happens After a Consultation
For every hour a patient spends face-to-face with Dr. Chan online, she devotes several additional hours to careful and strategic research on your behalf. She will study lab results, identifying hormonal imbalances, nutrient deficiencies, adrenal gland optimization opportunities, and more. Then she will create a dietary plan, exercise strategy, supplement schedule, maybe the optimization of specific medications, and speak with the patient about other opportunities. Her goal is to not only solve her patients’ symptoms but to also make sure the problems don’t return.
A Schedule of Natural Remedies
Whether a patient could benefit from saffron supplementation, S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe), Vitamin D, or something else, Dr. Chan identifies the right herbal, natural, or botanical remedies for her patients.
She is specifically trained to determine the following specifics that could make or break the success of a natural treatment:
- Identifying the right supplement mix that can effectively heal a medical problem
- Recommending the correct dosage to create a noticeable change
- Pinpointing the ideal form of a supplement that’s most effective for a specific ailment
- Prescribing the correct duration of a patient’s supplemental intake
- Advising on what medication or supplement to avoid mixing with your treatments (to ensure your safety)
To get the health benefits associated with naturopathic remedies, a patient needs this expert guidance. Additionally, Dr. Chan helps her patients obtain doctor-grade supplements that contain effective ingredients that are also free from fillers and contaminants.
Help Avoiding Pharmaceutical Dependence
Many patients who contact Dr. Chan are currently taking pharmaceutical prescriptions or wish to avoid pharmaceuticals. While Naturopathic Doctors are professionally trained in conventional medicine, like pharmaceuticals and minor surgery, they are also trained in a plethora of additional tools where they have the medical expertise to determine which is the most effective and safest option for your specific needs (instead of automatically prescribing drugs that can lead to significant side effects and dependence).
Please note that Dr. Chan does not avoid pharmaceuticals for patients suffering from acute or dangerous symptoms. Medications could be someone’s safest option. However, Dr. Chan recognizes that pharmaceuticals are not your only option and she advises patients on the safest yet effective treatment that addresses the root cause of a patient’s symptoms. She ultimately wants to help a patient improve their overall health and move away from dependence on prescription drugs.
What Health Conditions Can Dr. Victoria Treat Online?
Dr. Chan helps many patients and clients across the United States, and she’s experienced in numerous health conditions. Regardless of your specific symptoms, you are encouraged to get in touch with Dr. Chan to determine your unique root causes and personalized treatment regimen. The following list is far from exhaustive, but here are a few common symptoms that Dr. Chan specializes in.
Dr. Chan helps patients with depression through caring and personalized consultations. A common sentiment that she hears repeatedly from her patients is that she’s the first doctor they feel who genuinely cares about them as a person and who is dedicated to solving their depression (not just suppressing it). She’ll seek information like what your primary care physician would ask, and she will work with pharmaceutical prescriptions that a patient needs to remain safe. At the same time, she will help people suffering from depression by creating a customized treatment plan that will improve overall health, help resolve their depression’s root cause (like hormonal issues) so that they don’t need to indefinitely depend on treatments, and improve a patient’s quality of life.
Anxiety and Panic Attacks
As the founder of The Banish Anxiety Method®, Dr. Chan is uniquely qualified to help patients suffering from anxiety or panic attacks. Her expertise includes the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), extensive knowledge in effective natural treatments (like nutrition, supplements, and herbs) that can be just as effective as pharmaceuticals, and her online naturopathic methods help patients suffering from anxiety everyday.
ADHD and ADD
ADHD and ADD can be crippling for adults, and conventional medications can cause dependence, lead to severe side effects, or be ineffective (perhaps because those medications aren’t treating the individual’s unique root cause). Patients hoping to achieve independence from drugs like Adderall can contact Dr. Chan and begin to improve the severity of their symptoms through natural means.
Many patients reach out to Dr. Chan after struggling to get a good night’s sleep for months on end. Sluggishness, underperformance at work, chronic fatigue, and depression may ensue, so it’s best to address sleep disorders head-on. Dr. Chan speaks with folks every week regarding sleep, and she can pinpoint your contributing factors (such as underlying health conditions), prescribe natural remedies, advise uniquely effective dietary and lifestyle changes, and more.
Schedule an Online Naturopathic Doctor Consultation
Dr. Chan offers complimentary Discovery Calls for each prospective patient and client, and she would be happy to hear from you and help you achieve a higher quality of life.