First Three Appointments – (all appointments last 50 minutes)
Your first appointment will be unlike consultations you’ve had with doctors in the past. There isn’t a long list of medical questions to go through, nor any physical exam. Your first appointment is a chance for you and the doctor to get to know each other better.
We understand that talking to a specialist can be intimidating. Don’t be nervous. Just be yourself. We are not judgemental and have no pre-conceived notions of who you are. You can talk about anything and everything that’s on your mind. We do want to know why you’re visiting, whether that’s the same or different from why your doctor referred you. Knowing this will ensure that we are a good fit and will help us to consider whether we can be of help.
It is important to develop this relationship. Being on the same page will be integral in setting realistic expectations for how quickly various issues progress and get sorted out to ultimately result in satisfactory weight loss.
In your second and third visits you’ll go into more detail about your medical history, other problems such as sleep issues, problems with memory, mood, concentration, tiredness, etc. all of which must be addressed before expecting any weight loss.