Patience. understanding. hope.
That’s our promise to you.
To schedule your initial consultation, call us (858) 794-9192 or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The initial consultation is focused on getting to know a new patient. It includes a face-to-face patient-to-physician conversation regarding your complaints, medical and family history, previous therapies and diagnostic test results.
Please bring the following to your appointment:
- Your available medical records
- Laboratory test results
- Original radiographic images
- Current medications (or list) with doses and frequency
The next step of the initial consultation is a comprehensive physical examination oriented on your problems. In addition to the traditional hands-on physical examination, we analyze joints and soft tissues with high-resolution ultrasound which, allows us to gain valuable diagnostic information while in the office. If necessary, an extended physical examination may include thermography, EKG, an instrumental assessment of autonomic nervous system.
Based on results of the initial assessment, we select appropriate diagnostic tests which are performed within several days or weeks following the consultation. These may include customized outsourced (LabCorp & Quest) biochemical, genetic and immunologic tests, radiographic imaging procedures, stool and saliva testing, food intolerance testing, etc.
Typically, the first follow up appointment is scheduled three – four weeks after your initial consultation. The standard length of the initial consultation is one hour.