The first consultation
Your first meeting with Dr Onuma is very important. It allows you to:
- Establish a rapport with the person you are entrusting with your medical care.
- Provide information about the problems that you want help with.
- Receive some information about the potential cause(s) of your problem(s).
- Move forward with a mutually agreed plan of treatment.
- Ask questions.
At followup meetings with Dr Onuma:
- Get results of any investigations ordered.
- Review the working diagnosis.
- Review the treatment plan.
- Find out if any further investigations are required.
- Update your doctor about the progress from any treatment plan previously commenced.
- Ask questions.
What to bring with you at your first consultation
- Your referral letter.
- The results of any previous tests or investigations.
- The films or reports from any previous imaging investigations.
- A complete list of your current medications (or bring them with you).
- A support person if appropriate for you.
- A list of questions that you wish to ask.
Information that Dr Onuma will want from you
- Specific nature of each problem.
- Duration of each problem.
- Impact of problem on you.
- Previous investigations and treatment of problem.
Past Gynaecological History
- Date and result of last cervical (Pap) smear.
- Date of last menstrual period.
- Pattern and nature of menstrual periods.
- Date, nature and outcome of past gynaecological procedures.
- Method of contraception.
Past Obstetric History
- Number of pregnancies.
- Number of children.
- Method of delivery.
- Any complications with pregnancy or delivery.
Past Surgical History
Date and nature of any and all surgical procedures that you have had.
Past Medical History
Date and onset of any current or past medical conditions.
- Who you live with.
- Contact person.
- Drug name.
- Dose of drug.
- Frequency of use.
- Name of any drug to which you have had an allergic reaction.
- Nature of the allergic reaction.
- Nature of any non-drug allergic reactions.
Review of Systems
Your doctor will ask you exploratory questions about your bowels, urinary function and, sometimes neurological function.