Visiting a specialist medical professional can be daunting and this is the case with neurology as much as any other medical area. Once you have a referral to a consultant neurologist, it is understandable you may want to know how the consultation and appointments work. Dr Paviour is a consultant neurologist Chelsea and West London patients may be referred to. Other patients may also attend Dr Paviour’s clinics with referral and he works to ensure all patients receive unparalleled patient-centred care with a route to diagnosis and treatment at the heart of all consultations.
What to Expect at your Neurology Consultation
When choosing Dr Paviour as your neurologist in Chelsea patients can expect a thorough and sensitive exploration of their symptoms. Dr Paviour will go through your main symptoms and discuss and review any pre-existing or previous medical conditions. You will have the opportunity to discuss any medication or treatment plans you’re currently on. You may also need to discuss your personal and family medical history.
Most consultations involve a medical examination. This focuses on the functionality of the nervous system. It may include muscle strength and coordination tests as well as examination of sensation, balance, vision and eye movement. Speech, language function and mental function examination may also be necessary. Each consultation is entirely tailored to the individual and the testing will reflect this too.
The history of your problem, symptoms and examination combine to help determine the problem and what part of the nervous system is causing it. There may need to be further testing dependent on results. However, your initial consultation will provide the first step in further treatment and diagnosis.
First appointments may take up to 30 minutes. Further follow-ups should be shorter, as the bulk of your history is already known. Most patients require follow-ups to find out about test results and review future treatment.
Booking your Neurology Consultation
You can make an appointment with Dr Paviour through his practice managers, Gayle Goodwin and Amy Troke. Contact them via telephone on 020 7042 1850 or email on: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.