How do I get started?
Step 1: Book a consultation
You can do this online by clicking on the ‘Book Now’ link. If you would like to speak with us before booking, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 0450 955 117.
Step 2: After you book you will receive a confirmation email.
This email contains all the information your need to prepare for your booking. Please keep it for future reference.
Step 3: Click the “Wellness History Form” link in your confirmation email
You will then be able to complete an in-depth review of your past and current health, along with your treatment goals.
Step 4: Visit the clinic for your Initial consultation (or connect with us on Skype or Zoom)
We are located in Charlestown (Newcastle, NSW) close to Charlestown Shopping Centre. Parking is available on site – free of charge. Online consultations can be arranged by emailing us at email@example.com.
This is where your wellness journey really begins!
Prior to your visit, your functional medicine practitioner, Jasmin Polley will review your wellness history to allow deeper discussion during your consultation.
Your symptoms will be charted to help Jasmin to try to workout the triggers of your symptoms, so that the underlying cause/s is addressed.
Thorough review of the medical, lifestyle or emotional events that have occurred over your life up until this point, allows Jasmin to build a clearer picture of how your health concerns have arisen. This allows treatment to be designed to not only address any troublesome symptoms, but to also address the underlying cause/s.
More time spent on understanding your body’s imbalances and designing your plan of action
During your consultation, Jasmin will clarify and discuss your health history and goals to find the right treatment approach for you. As you have already provided most of the necessary information in your online questionnaire, more time will be focused on the important aspects of your health concerns, so that you can start healing as soon as possible.
In-clinic testing and physical assessment
Jasmin may suggest in-clinic testing to help determine imbalance, as well as provide baseline results to monitor your progress. This assessment will generally include: Hospital-grade bio-impedance analysis body composition testing, cellular health testing, blood pressure, iris/skin/tongue/hair and nail assessment (at no additional cost / depending on your requirements).
Additional test samples can also be collected and either tested in clinic or sent to specialist labs. These tests may include food intolerance testing (in-clinic), urine analysis (in-clinic), omega 3 testing (sent to lab) and genetic testing (sent to lab) (additional costs apply depending on needs).
General Pathology and Functional Pathology Testing
We encourage you to bring all of your recent test results (in the last 12 months) or longer if they are relevant to your concerns. We look for optimal ranges (not just “normal” ranges) and we also cross-reference multiple markers to allow us to draw more concrete conclusions. Depending on how relevant and recent your past testing is; Jasmin may also suggest further pathology and functional pathology testing depending on your needs. All costs and rationale will be discussed with you during your consultation to ensure you are 100% happy before you proceed.
Comprehensive support material and treatment plan
Jasmin will design your personal treatment plan during your consultation so that you leave with a plan in place. On occasion, she will email your plan to you after further research on your specific case. Your treatment plan will include nutritional, lifestyle and supplementation recommendations that your practitioner has discussed with you. Your practitioner may also suggest a timeline for repeat testing to ensure you are making progress.