Please have your forms completed before the appointment. The forms take approximately 20-30 minutes to fill out and I have extra copies in the office if you don’t have a printer. If you need to fill them out in my office, or need assistance, please let me know so we can schedule you to show up 30 minutes before your consultation. Your first appointment starts with a review of your paperwork including your relevant medical history, your past health history, and any relevant matters as they arise. This helps me understand what brings you to seek care, how I can best help you, and whether or not the care I provide is an appropriate fit for you.
When the history is complete, a physical assessment allows me to further evaluate your situation and to establish a baseline of your health information. As your care progresses, this information helps me to monitor changes in your health and healing.
Once the history and assessment is complete, if time allows we’ll typically move to the treatment room to start your first treatment.
People often comment that their initial visit is unlike other consults they have had with a health care practitioner. I schedule 1.5 hours for the initial appointment and suggest that you get parking until 12:30pm so your visit is not rushed. A quick heads up that parking regularly takes ~15 minutes in the neighbourhood.
Also, please keep an eye out for the Health Survey that will be emailed to you 24 hours before your appointment. It is a current requirement of the provincial health authority that this is completed and reviewed before every appointment.
Your health and safety, ours, and that of our community is our greatest focus. Some things to expect:
1- Everyone washes their hands upon entering the office
2- The building owner is requiring that everyone wears a mask to enter the building and we are providing Level 3 face masks for everyone to wear while they are in the office so face masks from outside won’t be used on the tables and in the office.
I take my initial appointments at:
Tuesdays – 10am
Wednesdays – 10am
Thursdays – 10am
To schedule an appointment, click here.
To view our WorksafeBC CoVid19 pdf click here: WorkSafe covid-19-safety-plan-pdf-en