What to Expect

 

Initial Consultations

  • You will be assessed by a physician for approximately 1 hour.   Patients are often seen by a resident physician or a fellow (specialist in training) first, prior to being reviewed by Dr. Shoesmith or Dr. Strong.
  • The assessment will include a history and physical examination.
  • You will often be sent for blood work and/or an EMG test.

 

Multi-disciplinary Team Visit

  • This visit will be approximately 5 hours and will include 30-45 minute assessments by each of our multi-disciplinary team members;  physician, nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech language pathologist, dietician and social worker.
  • You will also have a pulmonary function test on this visit.  This is valuable information regarding your lung function.
  • A lunch break will be built into your schedule.   You may purchase a lunch in our cafeteria on the 3rd floor, or you may chose to bring a lunch with you.  There will not be sufficient time for you to leave the hospital for lunch.

 

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Last Updated March 22, 2011 | © 2007, LHSC, London Ontario Canada