Patients who come to see me are usually referred by another Doctor, most often a general practitioner or a paediatrician. The reasons to do this are that: 

  • Health insurance companies often require it.
  • I would need professional information on the child’s background and development.
  • I may need to ask the doctor to carry out further treatments and it is unlikely that he or she will accept to do this without having previously been involved with the referral.
  • In the UK healthcare system, the GP holds the overall view of any individual’s health and represents the gatekeeper to specialist care. It is good practice to recognise this.
  • My will is to make the child feel, each time possible, that most people being interested in his fulfillment are working together as a team.