what to expect
You will be asked to complete and return a detailed questionnaire. Even though some of the questions may seem unrelated to your problems please try to complete as much detail as possible including dates of symptoms or operations. The questionnaire can take up to 2 hours to complete and we request that this is returned at least two days prior to the consultation to allow Dr Krige adequate time to prepare. This will ensure the most can be made of your time spent in the clinic.
Please bring a copy of any prescriptions or 'Brief Summary' of your GP notes as well as copies of any NHS blood tests or other investigations along with you.
The initial consultation is approximately 90 minutes where your history will be reviewed in detail, the possible root causes will be discussed as well as how these can be further investigated and treated. Time will be spent discussing the implementation of the advised treatment plan.
A detailed report covering your history, the possible root causes of your problems and the recommended initial treatment protocol. This is so-called "functional medicine prescription" and may include lifestyle and dietary changes as well as targeted supplementation where appropriate.
Occasionally necessary medication may be prescribed.
Follow Up Consultations:
Usually further testing is recommended, which can be arranged along with a follow up review consultation to assess progress with the initial treatment protocol, discuss the results of any tests and any consequent amendments to the protocol that are appropriate.
For simple queries, if you're not sure whether this is the right approach for you, or if you don't want to commit to a full consultation and treatment plan with Dr Krige, then you can book an initial 15 minute consultation (see Fee Schedule and Contact pages). Please be aware that this is not enough time to take a full functional medicine history and no report will be generated.
Dr Krige does not provide any urgent cancer screening or assess/treat any acute medical conditions. If you have any of these problems you will be urgently directed back to your GP.