WHY Book An Appointment With Me?
I’m a Naturopath who specialises in hypothyroid disorders. My goal is simple, I’m here to help YOU radically transform your health. Most importantly, your treatment is individualised as I don’t believe in using a one-size-fits all approach.
Are you ready to get started? No matter where you are in Australia you can book a Naturopathic consultation with me as consultations are done via Skype or video call. Keep reading to find out how to book today! Plus check my latest offer…book and pay for a one-time 60 minute consultation to discuss your most recent lab results.
– Louise O’Connor, The Thyroid Naturopath
How Can I Help YOU?
+ You Get Effective Naturopathic Treatment.
You will be treated and supported as an individual…I don’t use a one-size-fits all treatment approach.
+ I Can Help You Get Accurate Testing.
Let me help you get proper testing as this eliminates any guesswork, and provides invaluable insights into overall thyroid function.
+ I’ll Explain What The Lab Results Actually Mean.
Interpreting lab results is not easy but I have the knowledge and experience to help you understand what the tests mean. I can provide answers as to WHY you are struggling with a long list of symptoms.
+ Let’s Work Together To Transform Your Thyroid Health.
We will work together to uncover the real reasons why you’re struggling with hypothyroid symptoms. I don’t offer a band-aid treatment – let’s get to the bottom of your health issues and treat the ROOT causes.
“Over the last year, through in depth counselling regarding my diet and supplement regime, Louise has helped me recover my energy and enthusiasm for life. I am tremendously grateful.”
– Lee C. Brisbane, Australia.Δ
“Thank you so much for all your wonderful wisdom today…it’s much appreciated; I feel better already just having so much clarity and purpose.”
– Melanie. Gold Coast, Australia.Δ
4 Easy Steps to Book Your Naturopathic Consultation
Step 1. PAY FOR A 60 MINUTE CONSULTATION
I have setup the booking process to be easy and efficient. Your first step is to pay for a 60 minute Naturopathic consultation.
My professional fee for a 60 minute Naturopathic consultation is AU$130.00.
Once you pay for your first consultation you will be sent:
- a new client questionnaire.
- instructions on taking your basal body temperature.
If you do not have recent diagnostic test results I will provide instructions on how to get accurate testing. It’s very important that you have your recent test results so we can review them during your first consultation.
An in-depth discussion about your lab results, along with information provided in your new client questionnaire, provides invaluable insights. Most importantly we can plan the most appropriate treatment strategy for YOU.
** NEW! ** Book a One Time Naturopathic Consultation To Discuss Your Lab Results
It’s possible to book and pay for a one time 60 minute Naturopathic consultation to discuss your most recent thyroid lab results. This is your opportunity to ask questions, and understand how the results relate to your symptoms. You will find I interpret your results using narrower reference ranges. In my view, the standard reference ranges are too broad. What’s considered ‘normal’ is not OPTIMAL. We want optimal!
To book a one time Naturopathic consultation to discuss your lab results please book and pay for a 60 minute Naturopathic consultation. When I contact you please let me know this is what you booked.
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I’m here to help you take back control of your thyroid health.
Order your 60 minute Naturopathic consultation today.
Step 2. COMPLETE YOUR NEW CLIENT QUESTIONNAIRE + TAKE YOUR BASAL BODY TEMPERATURE
To ensure you get the most from your first consultation please take some time to provide as much information as possible in the new client questionnaire. Once you have completed your questionnaire please email it back along with copies of your most recent blood tests.
Your basal body temperature testing results are also useful. Please measure your basal temperature readings over five mornings and report back in your new client questionnaire.
Step 3. GET COMPREHENSIVE THYROID TESTING
Ideally you will have your lab results ready to discuss during your first consultation. We can then have an in-depth discussion about what has turned up, and most importantly I will explain how the results relate to your symptoms.
There are two ways to get comprehensive testing.
- If your medical practitioner is willing to do more than the standard TSH test please discuss getting a complete thyroid panel. This will include thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), free T4 (FT4), free T3 (FT3), reverse T3 (RT3), and your thyroid antibodies which includes thyroid peroxidase Abs (TPO Ab) and antithyroglobulin Abs (ATG Ab).
- I can partner with you to get your thyroid properly tested. I use i-screen, Australia. Their Advanced Thyroid Check evaluates thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), free T4 (FT4), free T3 (FT3), and screens for possible autoimmune activity. I also recommend getting the Reverse T3 Check which costs AU$85. As a guide the cost for these two tests is AUD$220. Check the i-screen website for pricing as they sometimes run promotions and offer discounted fees.
Step 4. SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TIME
You are all set to schedule a time for your first consultation! You have your completed your new client questionnaire, you have taken your basal body temperature, and you have your lab results and other relevant diagnostic test results ready to email to me.
Consultations available across Australia via Skype or video call on Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday: 9am to 5pm. If you are unable to schedule an appointment on these days please let me know. Appointments scheduled according to Australian daylight saving time.
Are You Ready To Recover Your Health + Vitality?
Book Your Naturopathic Consultation Today!
Frequently Asked Questions
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This is my professional fee schedule:
First Naturopathic consultation (1 hour) – $130.00
Second consultation (45 minutes) – $120.00
Follow up consultation (30 minutes) – $90.00
Follow up consultation (20 minutes) – $60.00
Follow up consultation (15 minutes) – $45.00
Your first consultation takes 1 hour. It’s recommended that you book a 45 minute consultation for your second appointment.
Get the thyroid help you need! Your first Naturopathic consultation takes 1 hour as we need to have in-depth discussion about your health.
We will discuss your thyroid test results and how they relate to your current thyroid health issues. We will also explore your health history, family history of thyroid disorders, and the diet, lifestyle, and the environmental factors that are impacting on your health.
Yes. If your doctor is willing to do more than the standard TSH test please discuss getting the following tests done: thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), free T4 (FT4), free T3 (FT3), reverse T3 (RT3), T3/RT3 ratio, and your thyroid antibodies which includes thyroid peroxidase Abs (TPO Ab) and antithyroglobulin Abs (ATG Ab).
Comprehensive thyroid testing can assess thyroid function, peripheral thyroid hormone activity, and screens you for Hashimoto’s which is a very common autoimmune thyroid disorder.
The current Medicare schedule encourages Australian general practitioners to do a single preliminary test of TSH. However, it’s necessary to get more than TSH tested if you want to assess overall thyroid function.
Some of the thyroid tests listed here may be eligible for a Medicare rebate. The exception is always the ‘reverse T3’ test. It’s not covered by Medicare so you will be required to pay for this specialised thyroid test. As a guide it currently costs $90.
If your Dr is unwilling to do a complete thyroid panel you can order the tests you need via i-screen, Australia. You can order and pay for the tests you want online. No referral necessary!
No matter where you live in Australia if you can get to a pathology collection center it’s possible to get your thyroid function properly investigated. i-screen, Australia have the Advanced Thyroid Check which evaluates thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), free T4 (FT4), free T3 (FT3), and thyroid antibodies including thyroid peroxidase Abs (TPOAb) and antithyroglobulin Abs (TGAb). Raised TPO antibodies are associated with an autoimmune thyroid disorder known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. This company also offer the single Reverse T3 Check.
Click here to visit the i-screen website for more information.
Like to know more about each thyroid test? Learn more about the top 5 thyroid tests that reveal how well your thyroid is working.
Sorry, Naturopathic consultations are only available to Australian residents as I am a registered Naturopath who lives and works in Australia.
Yes, if you wish to test your iodine levels I offer iodine testing through NutriPATH Integrative Pathology. The random urinary spot iodine test costs $60 + collection fee. This iodine test can be done at home once you have received the collection kit. Please contact me if you have questions about getting your iodine tested.
My focus is thyroid health and I only accept bookings from those who are seeking help for thyroid health issues.
I am now accepting Naturopathic consultations Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9am to 5pm. Saturdays appointments are available by arrangement.
I am a registered Naturopath with the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS). But due to recent changes most health funds do not cover a Naturopathic consultation. Please check with your private health insurer for more information.
No. I do not add any additional fees. The quoted price here is what NutriPATH Integrative Pathology is currently charging for their tests. They charge a set amount for their tests plus a small admin fee for each visit made to a collection centre. You will be required to pay NutriPATH Integrative Pathology directly using your credit card. They will only release the results once your account has been paid.
After your first consultation I recommend you book and pay for a 45 minute follow up Naturopathic consultation within 2-4 weeks. During the second consultation you will receive a comprehensive treatment plan that will address the underlying reasons you have a thyroid disorder.
If you are already under the care of a healthcare practitioner a follow up consultation may not be necessary. I will explain your test results during your first consultation, and make some recommendations that can be discussed with your healthcare practitioner.
I don’t mind if people come to me for comprehensive testing and then take the results back to their doctor, or allied healthcare professional.
Your second consultation normally takes 45 minutes. Please use the order button below to book your follow up consultation. Once your order is received I will email you to schedule a suitable time. My professional fee for a 45 minute consultation is AU$120.00.
Please use the order button below to book your 30 minute consultation. Once your order is received I will email you to schedule a suitable time. My professional fee for a 30 minute Naturopathic consultation is AU$90.00.
Please use the order button below to book your 20 minute consultation. Once your order is received I will email you to schedule a suitable time. My professional fee for a 20 minute Naturopathic consultation is AU$60.00.
Please use the order button below to book your 15 minute consultation. Once your order is received I will email you to schedule a suitable time. My professional fee for a 15 minute Naturopathic consultation is AU$45.00.
Important to note:
- Unexpected events are a fact of life. If you need to change your booking, please notify me as soon as possible. This allows someone else to take your allocated time slot. I’m happy for you to cancel, or reschedule your consultation up to 12 hours prior.
- I am a registered Naturopath with the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS).
- Naturopathic consultations are only available to Australian residents.
- Many private health insurers recently stopped offering rebates for Naturopathic consultations. Please check with your insurer for more information. In addition, Naturopathic consultations are not covered by Medicare.
- Pathology tests authorised by Naturopaths are not eligible for a Medicare rebate. You will be required to pay for all the tests that I authorize for you.
- Prescribed Naturopathic medicines are not included in the consultation fee.
- Dietary guidance, nutritional supplements and other helpful resources are usually suggested to help you get the best treatment. We discuss these options during the consultation and I encourage you to be actively involved in your individual treatment strategy.
- If you are already under the care of a healthcare practitioner, including other Naturopaths I am happy to work with them.
- To get started with a Skype consultation you will need a Skype account. Find out more about downloading this software for your computer, phone, or tablet here. In order for our consultation to run smoothly it’s important that you have a reliable internet connection. If you do happen to encounter any connection problems I will call you to complete your consultation over the phone.