What To Expect At Your First Appointment With Certified Veterinary Homeopath Dr. Jeff Feinman
Congratulations on choosing to treat your pet homeopathically. I welcome you to my practice and look forward to working with you.
Organizing and summarizing the following information prior to our first appointment will maximize the time we spend together in the office, on the phone, and over email. This will save time (and money).
• Medical records including the hand-written examination notes and diagnostic test results from every veterinarian and specialist with whom you have consulted. These can be emailed or faxed to 866-269-8635. Email [email protected]
What to expect during our first appointment:
Detailed evaluation of your pets’ entire history. This includes review of all available medical records. This initial evaluation can take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours. The length of time needed will depend on the age of your pet the complexity of the case as well as your organization of the medical records, e.g. if they are fragmented into twenty files this takes longer to piece together than one unified file.
Physical examination if you have scheduled an in office consultation. Ideally, I will get to meet your pet during this visit. Meeting my new patients in person allows me to best get to know your pet. Therefore, new clients who live within a six hour drive usually chose to come to my office at 49 White Birch Road in Weston, CT. Detailed driving directions from your home can be found here.
If I am acting as a long-distance consultant and can not examine your pet, I will need to evaluate the findings of a recent examination by your local veterinarian. Legally, a valid doctor-client-patient-relationship requires at least an annual exam.
Written lifestyle modifications and treatment recommendations. These may include nutritional changes and dietary supplementation. Homeopathic medicine is also usually, but not always, prescribed at this time.
A $50 non-refundable deposit has usually been credited to your account prior to the new patient appointment. This deposit will be applied to the charges accrued during your appointment. In addition to my hourly charge these may include supplements, natural foods and treats as well as the homeopathic medicine. Clients that come to my office may choose to use a check or cash to settle these charges. All fees for remote evaluation will be automatically charged to your Visa/Mastercard.
Once you have had your initial appointment, feel free to email any medical questions and all follow-ups directly to me.
I make extensive use of email (vs. phone) for optimal communication and patient care. Best email practices are detailed here.
General questions, appointment requests, etc. should be emailed to Amy (my wife and practice manager). She is only sporadically in the office and can best be reached at [email protected]
Please email Amy if f she can help in any way prior to your first appointment.