Find some frequently asked questions about our Clinical Care, what is involved and how we can help you.
What are your benefits over going through the NHS?
Ease of access: we provide care at a location and time to suit your circumstances; we can often see referrals the same or next day and after office hours.
Full assessment: we can arrange (often immediate) full set of investigations, including scans, such as DEXA (studies show only a fraction of patients in whom it is clinically indicated, actually get a scan on the NHS).
Full range of treatments: We offer full range of clinical evidence based treatments (not restricted as in the NHS). Our target is to help achieve best outcomes for patients
Following the consultation patient, GP or Referring Clinicians will received a copy of clinic letter.
LOC offers holistic approach to care.
Do you see referred patients, yes but also self referrals?
We see patients referred by their GP or a Healthcare Professional. Some Private Medical Insurance provider such as AXAPPP will arrange your first appointment for you. Self paying patients can self refer.
How quickly can I be treated?
Usually when it is convenient for you, often on the same day or same week and at a time that suits you.
What is your success rate?
We aim to improve bone density in all our patients using evidence based treatments to maximise the benefits to you. Majority of patients improve with treatment, and we closely monitor response to treatment.
What happens at my appointment?
- All patients are clinically assessed and examined by a consultant specialist.
- A tailored investigations and
- treatment plan is developed jointly with patients and their families to achieve optimum long term bone health and to prevent fractures.
- A written summary and treatment plan are communicated with patients and their clinicians.
What are your fees?
You can see detailed information about our fees and what this includes here.