Naturopath Pre-Appointment Paperwork
I’m finally sitting down to do the required naturopath pre-appointment paperwork. After filling in my name, age, emergency contact, I sort of lost interest. I wont lie, I’m finding it very hard to take this seriously as they are very personal questions (in some cases beyond what a doctor office would ask) and it feels very impersonal to fill some of these things on a form before ever meeting the naturopath. For example:
- Fertility Questions – I’ll never enjoy having to write down 5 pregnancies, 0 live births – this is normal to all medical forms I fill in, so it’s nothing new. Interestingly there was no space to write down any children, unless you gave birth to them. That irks me, especially in this day where families come together in so many different ways.
- Tell me who you are, write a short description of yourself – personality, strengths, weaknesses, etc. Seriously? Am I applying for a job interview? Should I comment about how unorganized my desk is to a passerby, yet I know where every single thing is.
- What do you love to do? I’m thinking I should mention my son here, since I wasn’t given the space to mention him before.
- What do you dislike the most? I seriously wrote down folding laundry, because I truly think it’s my most hated task in life! But, I really don’t think this is what the question is trying to get at.
- How would you describe your sex life? Now seriously, how do you write that on a form for someone that you’ve never met? I wrote It’s All Good :). Hopefully she at least get’s a good laugh.
- And all the food related questions, just made me hungry! I gave 2 answers – typically (modified paleo-like diet), currently (bread, pasta, baby puffs and cheerios).
Needless to say, I fully acknowledge I’m going into this what some might call a bad attitude. And I plan to tell the naturopath this when I meet her. I figure why not be honest and upfront? First, I’m sure I’m not the first person to be this skeptical. Second, I figure she deserves to know who she’s working with. If I’m going to lay my cards on the table in an incredibly impersonal intake form, I’m not going to hold back my skepticism.
Yet, all of this said, I am determined to give this a real shot. I wont lie about my skepticism and pretend it’s not there. Instead I’m just going into this hoping to be proven wrong and being converted to naturopathy.
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