My Promises to You
I PROMISE TO SPEND A LOT OF TIME ON YOUR CASE
I promise to dedicate significant time to preparing a plan for your unique concerns. I will not simply choose treatments that are in fashion right now. I’ll scrutinize all options and tailor my plan to suit your situation.
I PROMISE TO RELY ON HIGH QUALITY, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Everyone seems to be claiming that “studies show” their treatments work. Not all evidence is high quality evidence. I rely on large human studies (or I analyze several smaller studies) from reliable sources. I ensure my sources are not funded by product companies. I also gather information from experts in the field who have used certain treatments with success for years. I may also choose remedies that have been used throughout history with success.
I PROMISE TO PRACTICE WITH HONESTY, TRANSPARENCY AND INTEGRITY
If I don’t think I can help you, I will let you know. I promise I will not make false promises. I will always be open with you about how much or how little treatments will benefit you. I will give clear, cautious information about the safety of treatments. If ever I feel that I cannot help you, I will re-focus my efforts on working hard to find people who can help you.
I PROMISE TO NOT JUDGE YOU – JUST ENCOURAGE YOU
I promise I am not here to judge you about your diet, your lifestyle, your opinions, your beliefs or anything else. Even if you have a hard time sticking to goals we set out together – I still won’t judge you. I am here to encourage and support.
I PROMISE TO NOT REPEAT THINGS YOU’VE ALREADY TRIED…UNLESS WE CAN REPEAT IT BETTER
I promise I will not repeat things you have already tried before and found to be ineffective. The only exception to this would be if whatever you tried can be tried again in a better way. This includes better dosing, better form, better protocol etc.
I PROMISE TO BE CONSIDERATE ABOUT YOUR FINANCIAL SITUATION
I promise I will always be mindful of that fact that you are paying to be here. I will work within your limitations to choose treatment plans that are affordable. You may be limited to a certain number of visits that you can afford. I will do my best to set you up with the tools you need within that time frame. I will not keep asking you to come back unless I know that it will be of value to you to do so.
I PROMISE THAT IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT SUPPLEMENTS
I promise that it is not my primary intention to send you home with a ton of pills to take daily!
Dr. Samantha Dass is currently a naturopathic doctor working at Holland Landing Health Centre in East Gwillimbury, Ontario, which services Holland Landing, Newmarket, Aurora, Keswick and Bradford areas. If you are interested in naturopathic services please contact Holland Landing Health Centre at 905-853-7900 or via e-mail at [email protected]!