Initial Consultation w/ Dr. Forster (TCMD, R.Ac) – 1.5hrs $250
The Initial Consultation is the cornerstone of a successful treatment course in which most of Dr. Forster’s patients start their journey to health.
It is a one-time session and fee that allows the time and care for a thorough health history and examination in an intimate one-on-one environment. All health complications can and will be discussed as it is crucial to see the body acting as a ‘whole’ and not just separate entities, for nothing is unrelated in our bodies’ attempts to communicate to us.
After a diagnosis has been made the first treatment will commence after which the patient will return home with a “Report of Findings” detailing all of the information (diagnosis, treatment plan/course of action, initial diet, herbal and supplemental recommendations and what to expect moving forward) covered within the Consult. At this point, patients now have 24/7 email access to Dr. Forster and can contact him anytime throughout a course of treatment and even outside a course of a treatment if they have any questions in regards to their health and wellbeing – once you are a patient of Dr. Forster’s you can be a patient for life, if you so choose!
Most treatment plans will also include a specific herbal and/or supplemental program to aid in the speed and efficacy of the healing process; this often begins in the 2nd week of treatment. As well, many patients prefer to address any diet and/or lifestyle adjustments that can be made so there is an option to receive a detailed “Diet Plan” by the 3rd week of treatment geared specifically to one’s ‘constitution’ (think genetic predisposition) – this is considered a beneficial and lifelong approach to addressing a person’s specific dietary needs as is a very effective and crucial component to entering the ‘preventative medicine phase’ of a treatment course.
Dr. Forster is happy and humbled to see anyone and everyone, including children above 3 years of age and will often combine up to 3 children between the ages of 3 and 18 in one single consultation session for the one single consultation fee. Starting a “Preventative” health journey is possible at any age and it is never too late or too early to start!
Initial Consultation w/ Dr. Galan (N.D, Homeopathy) - 90 mins $225
The Initial Consultation consists of a 90 minute consultation to discuss chief concerns and review in detail your health history. Before this initial visit, an online intake and medical consent form will be emailed to you to fill out prior to coming in. Dr. Galan ND believes in diving in to all levels of healing, including the physical, mental/emotional and sometimes spiritual and energetic realms. Relevant physical exams will also be conducted during an initial visit. Dr. Galan ND has a unique intake style that encourages patients to explore all levels of their health and healing.
Nearing the end of the visit, a specific and individualized treatment plan will be developed and discussed. At this time testing may also be requisitioned (blood work, salivary or urinary hormones, food sensitivities, heavy metals, environmental pollutants, etc.) Results will then be discussed in depth at a follow up with the patient present. Dr. Galan uses many treatment modalities, including but not limited to: nutritional and lifestyle counselling, hydrotherapy, botanical medicine, supplements and nutraceuticals, acupuncture/cupping, IV therapy and intramuscular injections when indicated. (Note: all therapies will first require a consultation. Shorter focused consults are available prior to IV or intramuscular first-time appointments, however no treatment will be given prior to consultation and assessment.)
Dr. Galan welcomes patients with a wide array of health concerns. She does have specific interest in hormonal/thyroid/adrenal health, mental health and chronic disease. She does not focus in pediatric care, however does offer pediatric food sensitivity assessment and testing.
Counselling and Psychotherapy - 50 mins $125, 80 mins $150
Please see 'Continuing Care' Section for specifics on the types of therapies involved.