The Steps to Greater Understanding of your HealthStep One - The Initial Contact
If after reading my website you feel you would like me help you on your 'health journey', you can book an appointment with me either by phone or by email. I will make this for a time and day to suit you. I will then send a Health Questionnaire to you which I ask you to complete, along with a Food Diary. I request that you return these to me one week prior to our scheduled meeting, to allow me to thoroughly research any relevant areas. This is where I become 'Inspector Clueso' - piecing together the relevant clues.
Step Two - The Initial Consultation
Please allow up to 11/2 hours for this session. It will based on the information you have provided in the Health Questionnaire and Food Diary and will be conducted in a relaxed, friendly and informal manner at my home in Milcombe. Following our discussion, together we will draw up a plan of action for you to follow. This will take into account goals that you have and ways to monitor your progress. It may also include recommendations for specific tests and supplements, as well as lifestyle changes that together we think would be beneficial. Reasons for any changes will always be clearly explained.
At the end of this session, a follow-up appointment will be made for approximately one month's time.
Step Three - How are you getting on?
It is important to stay in touch over the course of the month whilst you are implementing your new plan. I will email/text you to ask how things are going, but you can also email me with any queries and I will endeavour to respond within 24 hours of receiving your message.
Step Four - The Follow-up Consultation
This will ideally be 2 weeks after your initial consultation. If deemed necessary, a second Food Diary will be suggested and sent out in advance of this meeting. About 1 hour should be made available for this consultation, during which we will monitor and evaluate the dietary and lifestyle changes you have implemented since our initial meeting. Any necessary adjustments will be made and I will endeavour to answer any questions that may have arisen.
This may be all you feel you need to equip you with a greater understanding and knowledge of your health to move forward to a better and brighter future. If that is the case, I have fulfilled my role. However, if you feel you would like further assistance on your journey to optimum health, another meeting can be arranged - tailored to suit your individual needs and requirements.
People do better, feel better and live better with various conditions if they have a sense that there is something they can do for themselves. Susan Blum, M.D., M.P.H.
My role is to facilitate this and put you in control of your future health.
My fees are:
Initial Consultation - £50 (to include The Health Questionnaire and Three Day Food Diary, as well as a detailed analysis and feedback
incorporated into a plan, along with recommendations on nutrition and fitness to help you achieve your goals).
Follow-up Consultation - £35
Seven Day Meal Planner and Shopping List - £30