My new patient consultation is completed over three appointments. The first appointment is of 40 – 60 minutes duration and is focused on fact finding. This includes you completing a new patient form and a 3-day food diary before you come in. After the initial interview, you will be required to complete a nutritional assessment questionnaire. The second appointment is for any testing I may do in clinic – which tests are required is decided at the first appointment once I know your individual requirements. The third appointment is for your Report of Findings where I will outline the treatment plan, protocol and any formulas or dietary adjustments you may require.
The three New Patient appointments are usually completed within a short time frame e.g. within 7 – 10 days. Follow up reviews and testing depend on the needs of the individual. You would come in more frequently at the beginning of your health journey; perhaps fortnightly for a couple of times followed by intervals of three, four weeks, or six weeks after that. Once you move on to a Wellness Maintenance programme you will come for three or four visits annually.
New patient process for children is usually managed over two appointments with a focus on the food diary and nutritional requirements.
Payment is to be made at time of consultation and options available are either cash or Eftpos.
I have an electronic diary and you can book directly online with me. To get started, simply register online at http://cushreid.co.nz/book and select one of the “New Patient” appointment types