The first consultation may take between 1 and 1/2 hours. Subsequent appointments take place at 4 - 6 weekly intervals and last somewhere between 30 and 45 minutes.
Prescriptions for acute illnesses, such as colds, sore throats or earache, are usually assessed much more quickly.
Information about the presenting complaints, a full past and medical history needs to be taken, as well as information about your character, habits and lifestyle. This helps to build a full picture in order to put the present symptoms into perspective. Anything discussed is treated with the utmost confidentiality.