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I schedule 40 minutes for a detailed assessment, understanding and explanation.

My goal is to offer an appointment within 48hrs days of request. There is a paradox between rapid availability and demand. 

In order to provide you with a comprehensive assessment and service, a diagnostic X-ray may be required on your arrival. X-rays are carried out at the time. 

If you have had x-rays elsewhere please tell us 

Appointments can be made directly on the numbers above at your convenience.

It is important and courteous that your GP is part of the process. However you can make the appointment directly. 

Insurance: For most companies a referral letter from your GP is a requirement as part of the policy.

For self paying patients a letter is not required but may have import medical health information contained within it, however this is contrversial.

I am available daily for emergencies and urgent problems please phone 0345 912 1000.

 

Clinic times: Private Patients

Monday                 08:00-20:00

Tuesday                14:00-17:00        

Wednesday           Surgery 

Thursday                  

Friday                    08:00 - 12:00 Wimbledon

                            14:00-20:00  Goring      

Saturday               please ring or Text

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