“Frequently Asked Questions”
Q. Do I have to be referred by my GP?
A. Not necessarily. You can request a consultation without a GP referral.
Q. How long will the consultation last?
A. Approximately 30 minutes with the Doctor and 30 minutes with the Dietitian but may take longer.
Q. Is there easy access to the clinic?
A. Yes definitely. There is always plenty of parking available.
Q. Will my GP be informed?
A. Yes usually in writing following the initial consultation, unless you do not wish us to do so.
Q. Will I have to take any drugs to lose weight?
A. Not necessarily, only few people require medications, however all options will be discussed with you in detail during your consultation with the Physician.
Q. How do I prepare for my consultation?
A. We would usually advise to bring a list of any medications you are taking.
Q. How are you going to help me lose weight?
A. Having assessed you first we would then plan, tailor and advise the lifestyle changes that would be most suitable for your needs in order to lose weight and maintain a healthy way of life.
Q Can I bring someone with me?
A. Yes but we do prefer to conduct the consultation on a 1 to 1 basis.
Q. Do I have to have health insurance?
A. We will always be happy to see you, whether you are insured or not.
Q. How much will a consultation cost?
A. The assessment consultation with the Doctor will cost £150 which will include the total cost of the consultation, administration, room hire charges and secretarial support. The consultation with the dietitian will cost £120.