Your first appointment will involve a detailed confidential case history that includes questions about your medical history and lifestyle as well as your symptoms. This is to enable making an accurate diagnosis and suggest appropriate treatment. All of your information will be kept confidential in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Once the history is complete a physical examination follows. In some cases the examination may require you to move around, or to remove surface layers of clothing to assist in establishing a clear and thorough diagnosis, so please wear clothing/underwear you are comfortable in (e.g. shorts or sports bra). You’re welcome to bring a chaperone along with you, such as a friend or relative, if this will make you feel more comfortable.
Once a diagnosis is established and discussed, treatment can proceed (with your consent) and the number of treatments required will be discussed.
In most cases treatment begins on your first appointment, however sometimes you may require further tests first e.g. blood tests/scans, or referral to a GP/other health care professional. If this is the case guidance on how to do this will be provided.
If you have any further questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For further reading please see What to expect from a consultation