A typical course of treatment involves 3-5 consultations. For example, it could look like this:
Here the therapist and patient meet and review the questionnaire. Here, the patient’s report is linked so that the answers in the questionnaire are nuanced. At this consultation, the therapist can recommend any analyzes and a preliminary treatment plan is prepared. The treatment plan will i.a. include diet and supplements.
This consultation is located approx. 3-5 weeks after the first consultation. The patient’s preliminary development is assessed. If analyzes are recommended, the answer from here will be reviewed and explained at this consultation. Nutritional diagnoses are made and not medical diagnoses, just as there is no treatment with prescription medication. A more precise treatment plan is put in place.
This consultation provides an opportunity to reassess developments. However, it is often seen that the patient experiences a focus on new but milder symptoms that have not been noticed before, or have been overshadowed by other primary symptoms. These can be taken into account at this point. In addition, adjustments are made to dietary habits and dietary supplements. Supplementary analyzes can also be initiated.
Follow-up, assessment and questions, as well as any conclusion.
At the Functional Medicine consultations, a health professional assistant is present. It is the person’s task to keep journal notes and follow up on any chores after the consultation. The assistant becomes your contact person in your course of treatment. The journal notes taken at the consultations will be available to you.
New patient: Your therapist goes through your questionnaire that you have filled out before and addresses your symptoms and risks. Together you agree on a tailor-made plan. The plan may include diet and lifestyle changes, as well as dietary strategies and laboratory tests. The plan is always planned with your options.
Laboratory tests / follow-up: The second consultation is usually always available after 4-6 weeks after 1 consultation. However, may vary depending on what is agreed during the consultation. Your therapist will assess your symptoms and their progress since the last consultation and often review your lab tests. Your treatment plan will be updated based on the new information about test results and conclusions will be drawn based on this consultation. Collaboration is the key in such a process, so you can take your own health into your own hands. As you as a patient will gain a better understanding of your health and it gives confidence.
Additional follow-ups: How many consultations you should have is individual and is agreed with each patient depending on the condition and needs. Usually we would say it takes 4-8 weeks apart from consultation to consultation. Between these consultations, the patient’s health journey and improvement will be evaluated. Often we see progress if the plan is kept. Sometimes it takes several laboratory tests to get to the root of the cause. Patience and a plan are the way forward.
The length of follow-up consultations may vary from patient to patient. Some take 15 minutes and others 40 minutes. Our consultations take place online at Zoom or in the clinic in Nygade 6, Copenhagen K.