Nothing below is required before your visit, you can just arrive and everything can be taken care of at that time. But if your do have a little time before the visit to prepare this is what you should do.
If you are a new patient visiting for diagnosis of a health condition then after
your initial consultation the following will be explained to you.
- The diagnosis of your condition
- Analysis and explanation of your condition
- Copies of lab reports and an explanation of their meaning
- Ultrasound report and images
- A recommended treatment plan and prognosis
- Nutritional advice
- Lifestyle advice
Take 10 minutes ahead of time at home to fill in the new patient registration form. This will be sent to you before your initial consultation (don't forget to bring it with you!).
If you are able to let our secretary know the nature of your condition and the
time in your menstrual cycle at your initial visit we will organise all the
tests that can be carried out at your initial consultation visit.
What will happen at your initial consultation?
The initial consultation visit will last for up-to an hour-and-a-half. Treatment is
usually not started until the second visit unless your condition warrants
immediate attention. Most tests that are needed can be carried out on the
initial visit. The tests needed depend upon your particular symptoms and vary
from woman to woman. Subsequent treatment sessions are either 60 minutes or 30
minutes depending on the nature of your treatment. A female assistant will also
be present during consultations and examinations and from time to time we have
associated physicians sitting in on our clinics as a measure of quality control
on our services.
There is no such thing as a "silly" question. Always ask for an explanation or clarification so that all your needs can be accommodated. Ask for handouts or pamphlets on the subject that interests you. Valuable information can be provided to serve as a reference in case you have additional questions.
If you feel nervous or anxious
about your first visit, you are welcome to bring a friend or partner along, they
can stay with you right through your consultation and treatment . One of our female clinical assistants will
also be present during consultations, examinations and treatments.
Take a moment to identify the main reason for the visit (just a regular
check-up, new complaints, etc). Then decide the main goals you want to
accomplish at this visit (have some questions answered, obtain more information,
have us address a complaint, etc). Then make a list, first describing your main
goal for the visit and then listing any questions you might have. If the reason
for your visit has to do with complaints that occurred over a period of time
(such as irregular periods, pelvic pain, etc.) try to write down when the
problems occurred and any factors that you think may have played a role (like
increased stress, taking new medication, etc). Bring with you any previous lab
reports or written information that relates to your current condition in any way
at all. Bring with you copies of any Basal Body Temperature charts you have
completed in the past as these will help your us.
You can be sure that anything you discuss with any member of this practice will