PREPARING FOR YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT WITH DR. COOMBS
New patients are required to fill out a detailed health questionnaire before their first appointment. There are two different questionnaires: one for adults and adolescents, and one for pre-teen children. Children with autism require two additional questionnaires to be filled out prior to the first appointment: the neurodevelopmental intake questionnaire and an ATEC scoring sheet. These questionnaires can be downloaded from the questionnaire section of this website. The adult questionnaire is 8 pages long, and can take an hour or more to complete. Allow sufficient time to complete the questionnaires before the time of your appointment.
Because most patients are coming with complex medical problems, the more information and detail that can be provided, the more likely Dr. Coombs is to find the major underlying problems. The following information would also be very helpful:
· A short written description of your main medical problems, and what help you would like from Dr. Coombs.
· A list of treatments that you have undertaken in the past, both conventional and alternative, and their effect on your condition.
· A complete list of your medications, both past and present, both drugs and nutritional supplements. Include the name and dosage of each medication.
· Copies of previous medical reports and laboratory tests, especially if you have been under the care of a specialist. [If these are not easily obtained by you beforehand, a request can be sent from this office at the time of your first visit.]
PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING THE COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE WITH YOU TO YOUR APPOINTMENT! [Be aware that ordinary mail service to Fallbrook is very slow if you are going to try send it here in advance..]
Your first appointment has been booked for 50 minutes, and has been set aside specifically for you alone. Please give us at least 2 business days notice if you will not be able to attend. Patients who fail to show for an initial appointment will not be given any further appointments with Dr. Coombs.
BEFORE COMING TO THE CLINIC FOR THE FIRST TIME, PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION ON THE 'CONTACT' PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE .