Your Treatment - Your Choice
The patient is the most important part of any treatment plan. We listen. Only the patient knows how their condition is affecting them. Then, after a comprehensive clinical evaluation we use our specialist experience to evaluate all of the available options and create a treatment plan.
In doing so, we make sure that all patients understand the underlying problem and the implications and nature of the operation, if required. By being part of the decision making about whether an operation is needed, the patient becomes part of the team, making informed choices for themselves at every stage.
Being Referred to Mr Smith
There are a variety of ways you can obtain treatment:
- Patients can make direct contact with Sue Misir, Evert Smith's medical secretary.
- Patients can obtain a referral from a general practitioner (GP) or a specialist colleague.
- Upon receipt of a referral, Sue Misir would then make direct contact with the patient.
Appointment and Clinic Locations
Appointments are arranged at the most convenient clinic for the patient at one of the following locations:
Patients will receive written confirmation of an appointment and the location, along with information about Evert Smith, including fees. Maps and directions are also available, if required.
What Happens at Consultation?
The consultation is the time when the surgeon finds out as much detail as possible about the patient’s problems. Allergies, medications and relevant past medical history are taken before a thorough examination is performed. Radiographs are then taken to confirm the findings of the clinical evaluation. Further investigations, such as an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan, may be required prior to creating a management plan.
Your Treatment Plan
A treatment plan is drawn up with the patient, based on the clinical evaluation. Once a management plan has been formulated, whether non operative or operative, the strategy is explained in full.
Consequences and complications of orthopaedic care are always discussed in detail. Any questions or concerns that the patient may have about treatment, rehabilitation, different implants, hospital stay, recovery, returning home, work and recreational activities are fully discussed.
At every stage patients are given as much information as possible about their treatment and this continues throughout the duration of care.