What to expect
Dr. Meldrum looks forward to providing one-on-one care to you during your health journey. She respects that health behavior change happens over time and not during a single visit.
Therefore, visits to Aerial Integrative Health differ from conventional medicine visits. Rather than expecting a single visit to explain your symptoms and receive a treatment plan (often a prescription), Dr. Meldrum offers compassionate care while crafting personalized, strategic health plans. What does this look like?
First, data is gathered through initial intakes, exams, and laboratory testing. To initiate this collection of data, all new patients must schedule an Initial Consultation, which can last up to 90 minutes. Respecting the intricate connection between mind and body, Dr. Meldrum conducts patient visits with a mind-body medicine framework. This means physical, mental, social, emotional, environmental, behavioral, and spiritual aspects of you are all considered.
After the Initial Consultation and while compiling information and data, mind-body medicine and mindfulness training begin in order to establish a sound foundation for healing and growth. Mind-body medicine uses a variety of techniques, such as biofeedback, breathwork, and mindfulness, to bring a person awareness and balance and resilience to the nervous system.
After gathering data and starting work on re-wiring the nervous system, you and Dr. Meldrum together create a strategic health plan with expected outcomes and timelines. Follow up visits can be up to 30 or 60 minutes and treatment services offered include botanical medicine, nutritional supplements, laboratory testing, and hydrotherapy. Additionally, Dr. Meldrum respects the power of touch and includes indicated physical medicine. Examples of physical medicine utilized are myofascial and naturopathic adjustments, muscle energy stretching, hydrotherapy, and postural exercises.
Naturopathic doctors work to identify underlying causes of illness rather than just treat and suppress symptoms. Dr. Meldrum develops personalized treatment plans to treat the root cause or causes of your symptoms and uses the naturopathic Therapeutic Order™ to organize your treatment plans. The Therapeutic Order™ identifies the natural order in which all therapies should be applied to provide the greatest benefit with the least potential for damage or harm. While Dr. Meldrum always works to establish healthy foundations, starting higher on the therapeutic order may be necessary depending on a patient’s current health status. Dr. Meldrum will refer to other health practitioners as medically necessary.