One of the biggest differences is often that the homeopath takes time to listen to them - often between 60 and 90 minutes. They want to really understand how things are for that person in front of them - how the pain is felt, what emotions are there and how they are experienced, what makes them tick, and lots more! The practitioner gets as much information as they need on the main complaints and the person in general to be able to select a remedy that best fits the description they have been given.
In the short movie here The Snooks explain what happens when you visit a homeopath. Have a watch and read here for information on a typical consultation, more short movies or have a read of testimonials from patients and celebrities.