Diagnostic Consultations 2017-02-24T15:10:51+00:00

Diagnostic Consultations

Doctors of Conventional Medicine, GP’s and Medical Specialists tend to focus on the recognition or absence of pathology – the actual disease processes. Luckily for many of us, we do not often have serious pathology, however there is usually a cause for our symptoms.

Our Diagnostic Consultant – Complementary Medicine, Mr. Gerry Gajadharsingh DO, has 29 years of clinical experience. His job is to make sure there is no obvious pathology, where medical referral may be more appropriate, and then to explore the functional components that may be contributing to the patients particular problem.

The Diagnostic Consultation uses complementary and conventional medical approaches to assess your health and consider you as a whole – body and mind.

  • Undertake a full case history review of your past and current symptoms
  • Explore you and your family’s medical history, social history and contributing lifestyle factors
  • Provide an appropriate clinical examination, and if necessary perform relevant diagnostic tests (blood, x-ray, scans etc), costs vary for diagnostic tests and are charged separately to the fee for the Diagnostic Consultation
  • Capnography – performed if clinically indicated, this specialised piece of equipment, which is non-invasive, measures CO2 levels, breathing rate and heart rate variability and is one of the most scientific method of diagnosing Breathing Pattern Disorder (BPD) and looking at an individual’s autonomic nervous system response
  • Compile a diagnostic shortlist of possible factors behind your complaint
  • The Diagnostic Consultation takes 60 minutes and will determine your clinical needs. Patients tend to fall into 2 categories:
  • Simple/Discrete Clinical Problems
  • Complex Clinical Problems

For Simple Clinical problems you will be offered follow up treatment with either Gerry or one of his clinical team, depending on the nature of the problem.

For Complex Clinical problems you will be offered a variety of treatment pathways taking into account your preferences, budget and level of care that you will need to help you overcome your problem.

Why diagnostic investigations are important

Any diagnostic test is only as good as the clinician requesting it.

Results are dependent on the interpretation in relation to the patients’ history and clinical examination.  Frequently, patients request laboratory testing, such as for food intolerance. This is something that is offered at The Health Equation, but before such testing, it is important that patients attend a consultation, where a thorough case history and clinical examination will be conducted to make sure the test is clinically appropriate.

Why do diagnostic tests?

Tests help with the diagnostic process to eliminate the presence of suspected disease processes or to help with the patients’ management / treatment strategy. Clinical testing can be expensive, but the results interpreted by an experienced clinician can accelerate the healing process.