A critical first step in getting better clinical outcomes is carefully evaluating the extent of damage caused by digestive irritation, poor immune health, stress, and inflammation and pinpointing the nutrient deficiencies that must be addressed. A thorough assessment covering all systems can be done one-on-one as part of the initial consultation. While this does take a good bit of time, it is a good way for the practitioner to get to know the patient’s individual needs.
A validated assessment tool can be incorporated into your initial assessment to augment, rather than replace, that initial one-on-one time with the practitioner. By using a tool such as the HAQ (Health Assessment Questionnaire) as part of the initial visit you will be better able to see the big picture and then narrow in on the areas of greatest concern during the initial consultation
In addition to supporting your initial patient consultation/assessment, the HAQ offered by PERQUE Integrative Health also helps inform your supplement recommendations for each patient. Whether you choose PERQUE brand or generic interpretation, you will be getting a comprehensive nutritional and lifestyle program recommendation.