FAQ

Which conditions do you treat?

Do you treat children?

Can I have a consultation first before deciding if I want to go ahead with one of the three programmes?

Do I have to tell my GP/specialist that I am being seen at Quantum Clinic?

Why can’t you see me?

Is your clinic regulated?

Should I continue my conventional medical treatment?

Can you cure my condition?

I have cancer. Can you help me?

Is the clinic accessible for patients with a mobility impairment?

What do you mean by chronic disease?

Do you use intravenous therapies?

Which conditions do you treat?

We see any chronic condition (which has lasted three months or longer). Please see this page for more information.

Do you treat children?

Dr Tavakkoli is an adult physician and unfortunately is not licensed to treat children. You must be over the age of 18.

Can I have a consultation first before deciding if I want to go ahead with one of the three programmes?

Yes, the initial consultation is separate to the programmes and gives you and Dr Tavakkoli the opportunity to discuss your particular condition and concerns, and how Functional Medicine and the approach we use at Quantum Clinic may be of benefit for you.

Do I have to tell my GP/specialist that I am being seen at Quantum Clinic?

Ideally your healthcare providers should be aware that you are seeking or using an additional treatment approach, however since this is a private clinic, it is your decision whether to inform your doctors.

Dr Tavakkoli is happy to communicate with your GP or specialist if you wish.

Whether you decide to inform your other healthcare providers or not, we must have access to your previous investigation results and consultation notes/letters, so that Dr Tavakkoli is fully informed about your condition prior to seeing you.

Why can’t you see me?

The services at Quantum Clinic are available for adult patients with chronic disease. Unfortunately if you fall into any of the following groups, Dr Tavakkoli will not be able to see you:

  • Under 18
  • Pregnancy
  • Acute condition (anything lasting less than three months)

Dr Tavakkoli does not provide an emergency out of hours service and your acute medical needs must always be taken to your normal GP or hospital consultant.

Is your clinic regulated?

Yes, Quantum Clinic is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). For more information on CQC’s role, please see: www.cqc.org.uk.

Dr Tavakkoli is on the specialist register of the General Medical Council (GMC) and undergoes annual appraisals to demonstrate that she meets the criteria as stipulated by the GMC for all medical doctors.

Should I continue my conventional medical treatment?

The treatment offered at Quantum Clinic can be used alongside your conventional medical treatment. Dr Tavakkoli does not recommend stopping or altering your conventional treatment without first discussing this with your GP or specialist.

Can you cure my condition?

We offer a different treatment approach but cannot make any claim of cure for any condition. Even in Conventional Medicine, few conditions can actually be cured. Most of the time, conventional medical treatment aims to manage or control a disease, or at least slow its natural progression. At Quantum Clinic our approach is to address the underlying causes of your condition. Our aim will always be to eliminate or reduce these as much as practically possible. We believe that our approach offers you a greater likelihood of achieving long term wellbeing than an allopathic (conventional) approach alone.

I have cancer. Can you help me?

Like other chronic conditions, people with cancer can have underlying issues that are often not addressed with conventional management alone. We consider the following to be essential in any chronic disease and especially cancer:

  1. Removing anything that is causing chronic inflammation in your body,

    2.  Ensuring that your cells not only have an adequate supply of essential nutrients but that the nutrients actually reach all your cells – for this you require a healthy microcirculation.

Our cancer programme is designed to achieve the above, and much more besides. Our support programme may be used alongside your conventional medical or surgical treatment. We do not recommend stopping or altering your conventional treatment without first discussing this with your oncologist.

Please note that Dr Tavakkoli is not an oncologist and cannot claim any cure for cancer. However our approach does address factors that we consider to be critical and that are not always addressed within Conventional Medicine.

The responsibility of the medical treatment of your cancer remains with your medical team. Your medical screening should also continue to be arranged through your existing medical team.

Is the clinic accessible to patients with a mobility impairment?

Quantum Clinic is fully accessible interiorly including an accessible bathroom, however the entrance to the clinic is not suitable for wheelchair users. If you are a wheelchair user, please let us know so that we can make alternative arrangements for you to access the clinic.

What do you mean by chronic disease?

Chronic disease is any condition that has lasted for more than three months. Examples of chronic diseases include:

Gastrointestinal eg inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, acid reflux, colon cancer;

Respiratory eg asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiectasis, sarcoidosis, lung cancer;

Neurological e.g. Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, cognitive loss, cerebrovascular disease (strokes);

Dermatological eg psoriasis, eczema, lichen sclerosus;

Rheumatologic eg rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis;

Endocrinological eg thyroid disease, diabetes mellitus;

Cardiovascular e.g. heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes;

Autoimmune diseases e.g. systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, autoimmune hepatitis;

Other chronic disorders e.g. depression, anxiety, sleep disturbance.

Cancer.

Do you use intravenous therapies?

Our principal aim is to deliver nutrients and therapeutic agents to your cells. Intravenous therapies are an excellent way to deliver various treatments, such as vitamins, into your bloodstream, but if your microcirculation is not functioning optimally, only a limited amount may actually reach the cells where they are needed. Intravenous therapies are also time consuming, involve invasive measures and can be costly.

At Quantum Clinic, where possible we use liposomal and nanosphere technology together with therapies, such as Bemer physical vascular therapy, to optimise your microcirculation, in order to ensure optimum delivery of nutrients and therapeutic agents to your cells. Nanosphere technology delivers the power of intravenous therapy in a more convenient and effective oral form. For more information on nano sphere delivery, see this document.