WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A CONSULTATION WITH DR DOMINIC PAVIOUR
During a neurological consultation, Dr Paviour will enquire about the nature of the main symptoms you experience currently.
Dr Paviour will review any previous medical problems you may have had and enquire about current and past medical treatments.
Dr Paviour may enquire about any conditions that run in the family.
You will have a physical examination which will focus on the functioning of the nervous system and this will probably mean testing muscle strength and coordination, sensation and balance, vision and eye movements, as well as speech, language function and higher mental functions where appropriate.
The information obtained from the history of your problem and from examining you will help to determine what the problem is and what part of the nervous system it affects.
Further tests may be needed to confirm a diagnosis and ultimately guide any treatment.
These may include blood tests, imaging of the nervous system (MRI or CT) and electrical testing of nerves and muscles (EMG) or brain function (EEG).
If your insurer is covering the costs of your consultation and treatment, you may wish to check that investigation costs will be covered.
A new appointment will take approximately 30 minutes and a follow up 10-20 minutes. Most patients will need a follow up appointment to review the results of any tests or to judge response to any treatment started.
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
If you would like to make an appointment with Dr Dominic Paviour please telephone 020 7042 1850 or fill out the contact form found here.