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Once you have contacted our office, you will be (e)mailed or faxed a blood requisition form. We request that you have your blood work completed a minimum of 6 weeks before your appointment. Several of the tests are complicated and require time for the lab to complete. You can go to your nearest Dynalife lab, or any lab close to you, to get your blood work done. If you live out of the Capital Health Region, travel to this area, Red Deer and north, may assist your overall treatment plan. Other health regions have chosen different hormone testing procedures which might complicate some elements of your treatment plan. Only your first blood work requires fasting as it screens for a number of conditions that are important to your overall health. This is the only blood test that requires you to fast, unless directed otherwise by your practitioner.
Once you have had your bloodwork collected, you will contact our office to book your appointment for about Six weeks after your initial blood work is done. You will come for your first appointment with a BHRT hormone consultant. Upon your initial visit with our BHRT specialist, you will be asked to fill out an extensive questionnaire focusing on your main symptoms and concerns. This diagnostic tool is detailed and confidential. Please arrive 15 minutes early to your appointment to allow us to see you in a timely fashion. During your consult, our BHRT specialist will go over your current and past medical history, as well as focus on areas of stress, dietary patterns and exercise. It is important that we thoroughly understand you in order to restore you to vitality and health. One’s health is much more than the sum of a number of hormones. These questions and your history allow us to develop an individualized approach to optimizing your health.
Please note that our clinic requires 48 hours’ notice for any cancellation or a $75 fee is charged. Because of the demand on our clinic, cancellations also result in the forfeiture of your place in the queue.