Patient Information

WELCOME NEW PATIENTS

 

You have been referred by a specialist, primary care physician or an emergency physician for a specific neurological condition or symptoms. Our goal is to provide excellent care delivered in a seamless fashion.

Outlined below is what you can expect as a new or returning patient. 

PREPARING FOR YOUR FIRST VISIT

 

Your first appointment may be either an initial consultation or may be directly booked as and EMG/Nerve Conduction Study if deemed appropriate by the physician. 

 

INITIAL CONSULT

  • If you first appointment is a consult only. The initial consult will take between 45-75 minutes. Please plan for parking accordingly including waiting time. You will be informed of the location of your appointment at the time of booking. The majority of patients will be seen at the Kerrisdale Office.

  • If you are delayed call: 604 -428-7178.

 

FOR EMG/NERVE CONDUCTION TESTING

  • At the time of booking you will be advised if you will have an EMG/Nerve Conduction Testing (NCS) testing. Testing is done at Richmond Hospital.

  • Please enter through the hospital main door. Bring your own personal mask with you.

  • If you are on blood thinners, oral anticoagulant therapy or heparin you must inform Dr. Madhani prior to the test.

  • Ensure that your skin is clean and that no lotions or perfumes are worn after shower/bath prior to the test. It is best to shower on the day of the test as natural oils in the skin can interfere with results and require stronger nerve stimulation. 

  • Nerve conduction is performed on all patients after which the need for an EMG is determined by the physician on a case-by-case basis. 

  • The EMG/NCS testing takes 60-90 minutes.

  • Please plan for parking accordingly including waiting time as once the assessment begins you will not be able to top up your parking.

  • If you are delayed call: 604 -244- 5388.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • A patient intake form will need to be completed prior to seeing the physician.

  • Your are asked to arrive 15 -20 minutes prior to your appointment time.

  • You may have more than one neurological complaint, however, the majority of the clinical encounter will focus on the concern outlined by the referring doctor.

  • Note if you are delayed the physician will  make every effort to see you, however, in the event that this is not possible you may have to rebook which may be subject to a late fee to depending on the circumstance

  • Respecting your time is of the utmost importance. From time to time, emergencies and unavoidable situations may arise which unfortunately may necessitate you waiting longer for your appointment than anticipated. In the event of this we thank you for your understanding and patience. 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOUR FIRST VISIT

A single visit may not resolve your medical issue; Dr. Madhani will inform you at the end of the visit if a follow-up visit is required. If this is the case you will need to book your follow-up appointment at your convenience.

Follow-up appointments are typically shorter than the initial consult depending on the medical condition.  Dr. Madhani will address the reason for referral and may not be able to address other unrelated neurological concerns. If you wish to be seen by Dr. Madhani for another unrelated concern a new referral by your GP will be required; This is to ensure that an adequate in-depth assessment is possible and that you receive the best care possible.

RESULTS

  • You may not be called to review all of your results.

  • The office will only call you to arrange a follow-up if the doctor wishes to review results of tests ordered. The need for this is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Front office staff/medical office assistants MOA will not be able to give results over the phone.

  • Please be reminded that your family physician is also able to give you test results.

Dr, J Madhani

203-5704 Balsam Street Vancouver, BC V6M 4B9

Tel: 604-428-7178 Fax: 604-428-7860