What Happens During A Consultation?

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Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General   Medicine. Functional Medicine Physician.                     MBBS, MRCP (UK), FRACP, CFMP, MBACC, Dip Phyt, S.A.C. Dip. Vegetarian and Vegan Nutrition. 
Certified in Class 3B Medical Laser Therapy.
Certified HeartMath coach.

Hello, my name is Dr Aryan Tavakkoli and I will be your doctor in Quantum Clinic.

I look forward to meeting you and working with you on your path to optimal health.

Before we meet for the first time, I’ll ask you to fill out a detailed questionnaire regarding your health and to send this to me along with copies of your medical records – letters from your GP or specialist and results of any tests you have had performed.

After I have reviewed your questionnaire and previous medical information,  we will meet for your initial consultation.  During this time, we will discuss your individual problems in detail, and I will advise you of my recommendations for investigating your condition using a functional medicine approach,  in order to identify the root causes of your problem. During this first appointment, I will also address your mental and emotional health for your ongoing health and wellbeing.

If you are taking part in Quantum Clinic’s Integrative Cancer Programme, the initial consultation will include a number of other areas which you can see here.

The next step will be to have a number of investigations which may include blood tests, urine tests, stool tests and saliva tests. These tests will provide me with a thorough understanding of your individual biochemical and physiological parameters, in particular the health of your gut.

Some of the areas that I will investigate include:

  • whether your digestion is working well or whether there is any evidence of malabsorption;
  • whether your gut microbiome is diverse and healthy, or whether there is an overgrowth of non-beneficial organisms which may be impacting on your condition or overall health;
  • whether you have an adequate supply of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, essential fatty acids, essential amino-acids and other vital nutrients;
  • whether you have an adequate supply of enzymes and cofactors in order to support your cellular processes efficiently;
  • whether there is any imbalance in your neurotransmitters or mitochondrial metabolites that may be contributing to your condition;
  • whether there is any evidence of heavy metal or other toxic burden in your body;
  • whether you may have an issue with metabolising or clearing your hormones.

Deficiencies of enzymes, cofactors and essential vitamins and minerals may be hindering your recovery because vital cellular processes will not be performing efficiently. Deficiencies of essential nutrients can contribute to chronic fatigue, impaired immunity, mental effects such as depression, and a host of other physical signs and symptoms. Any deficiencies will be identified via the comprehensive biochemical and nutritional testing.

Hidden infections, heavy metals, chemical pollutants or other environmental toxins in your body could also be hindering your recovery because vital cellular processes will not be performing efficiently.

Once your test results are available, I will formulate a treatment plan for you in order to reduce or eliminate any chronic inflammation in your body and to optimise your own immune system and cellular function. In the follow up appointment, we will discuss your results and my recommendations for you. This will include measures to boost your gut health by improving digestion and absorption of nutrients and optimising your gut microbiome, and nutritional supplements which will be individualised and targeted to your specific needs, according to your test results. I  will also advise regarding healthy nutrition.

Further appointments may be beneficial to review your progress, and I will discuss this with you as appropriate.

I look forward to being of service to you.

Please feel free to contact the clinic with any queries and we will be happy to answer your questions.