Your Questions Answered
Where can I see you for consultation?
I see patients for private consultations at the following hospitals
1- The Bridge Clinic, Oldfield Lodge
156 Bridge Road,
Every other Monday evenings
Appointments for urgent ultrasound scan and consultations can be arranged at short notice
Appointments: 01628 760911
Switchboard: 01628 760900
2- The Spire Thames Valley Hospital
Appointments: 01753 660629
Switchboard: 01753 665400
3- The Princess Margaret Hospital
Appointments: 01753 743405
Switch board: 01753 743434
I also run a dedicated early pregnancy clinic for ladies with early pregnancy concerns at the Bridge Clinic, Maidenhead in a homely and confidential environment. This is a one stop clinic where I consult, perform ultrasound scan and do other investigations (if needed) at the same visit to arrive at a diagnosis on the same day, thereby minimising the need for repeat visits.
For more information, please check on my clinic web page www.bridge-clinic.com/early-pregnancy-clinic.html or call the Bridge Clinic on 01628 760911.
Where do you perform surgeries- if I need one?
I perform surgeries at the following hospitals
How do I make an appointment?
Please call my secretary, Raashi on 074 80620214 or call the hospitals directly (see contact section for contact details)
How much do you charge?
For private health insured patients:
My fees are based on your insurance provider standard fee schedule. You will only pay extra if you have excess or shortfall in your policy (based on your policy terms and conditions). You can check this on your policy documents or contact your insurance provider.
For self-funding patients:
Initial Consultation: £150.00
Follow up Consultation: £100.00
Specific investigations such as smears, biopsies, blood tests and swabs are charged in addition to the above fees (charged by the hospital laboratory). Ultrasound and other procedural fees vary depending on the investigation. Please contact my secretary for the fee structure. You will be advised about all the charges involved before you make any decisions about consultations or procedures.
We have a special discounted fee structure for early pregnancy patients who also need ultrasound scanning. Please visit our early pregnancy clinic web page for further information: www.bridge-clinic.com/early-pregnancy-clinic.html.
How do I pay for my treatment?
Private health insurance
We will invoice your insurance company directly for payments. You will only pay extra if you have excess or shortfall in your policy (based on your policy terms and conditions). You can check this on your policy documents or contact your insurance provider. We will invoice you directly for any shortfall from your insurance policy. All invoices should be settled within 28 days.
We will invoice you and collect the payment after the consultation. You can pay by credit or debit card. If you wish you can also pay by bank transfer or by cheque. All invoices should be settled within 28 days.
Will my private insurance pay for my procedure?
It depends on your policy terms and conditions. Please read your policy or contact your insurance provider for confirmation.
Are you approved by insurance companies?
Yes I am recognised by all major health insurance providers.
I have private medical insurance, what should I do before consultation?
Please read your insurance policy to confirm you are covered for the consultation and any procedures. You should call your insurance provider to confirm this with an authorisation number. Please bring the authorisation number to the consultation. Please contact my secretary on 07480620214 for any advice and assistance.
Will you be able to see me at a short notice?
I am very flexible and most of my patients will be seen within few days. Sometimes I may be able to see you on the same or the following day depending on my availability. Please contact my secretary or hospital receptions for availability.
Do I need a GP referral letter?
It is recommended to involve your GP and get a referral before consultation. This helps me to identify your previous medical history and treatments received. However, this is your choice and I am happy to see you without your GP referral. If you have private health insurance, it is important to check your insurance policy regarding private consultations as many policies require a GP referral for authorisation of payment.
What to expect at the first consultation?
I will go through your concerns and previous medical history. Examination may involve an internal examination depending on your complaint. A female nursing staff will be present and help me during examinations. After the examination, I may advise you for further investigations. You may be offered an ultrasound scan at the same visit or later depending on your complaint and examination findings.
What should I bring to my first consultation?
Please bring your GP referral letter if you have one. Please also bring any medical records and correspondence letters with medical professionals and details of any medications you are currently taking. If you have private health insurance, please bring your membership and authorisation numbers.
Can I bring my partner, friend or relative to the consultation?
Yes, you are welcome to bring anyone with you.
Where can I get more information about gynaecology and pregnancy conditions and procedures?
The Royal college of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has produced a number of patient information leaflets on gynaecology and pregnancy conditions. These are free to download. Please follow the link below for information leaflets from RCOG.