Consultations for Hormone Rebalance

Available Nationwide from the comfort of your own home.

To address your concerns about hormone imbalance, Dr Naomi Whitelaw MB.BS., MRCOG is available for consultations from the comfort of your own home, supported by diagnostic testing that can be carried out in the form of finger prick blood or saliva tests or, via a local phlebotomy service. Reassuring you of a commitment to provide a high level of medical care and attention, keeping you safe.

Consultations for Hormone Rebalance

Every patient at Equilibrium will receive a personalised treatment plan.  A range of consultation and treatment options are offered; the following treatment schedules and pricing will give you some idea of the patient journey.

FREE 15 MINUTE CONSULTATION
If you would like to know more about how we can help to restore your hormone balance please click here.

FIRST CONSULTATION (NEW PATIENT)
As a new patient a face-to-face consultation is required, which is undertaken via secure ‘Doxy’ consultation software.  During this comprehensive 40-minute consultation you will have an opportunity to discuss your symptoms and outcome expectations as well as be asked about your medical history and any current treatment/medications you are receiving.

Price: £195
Please note this excludes the cost of diagnostic blood, saliva and other tests. Consultation charge includes up to two further emails if you have any additional questions for Dr Whitelaw after your consultation. Outside of this additional doctor emails will be charged at £10 per email.

Please note that you are under no obligation to proceed further with treatment at this point, should you wish to take some time to decide. If you are under the care of another healthcare professional for certain conditions, please be aware that Dr Whitelaw may not be able to commence treatment without prior consent. However, you are very welcome to discuss your options.

Patients who are returning after 2 or more years without a review consultation will be required to undergo a 40-minute ‘First Consultation’.

DIAGNOSTIC TESTS
During your treatment, a number of tests may be required (blood, saliva etc.) which provide a better insight into your hormone health. The results of these tests will be used to formulate your personalised treatment plan and prescription. In certain circumstances, you may be required to provide a sample on a specific day of the month; this will be fully explained and arrangements made, if necessary.

Price: Dependent on tests required. Please note that the charges for these tests are separate to any consultation fees.

FOLLOW UP CONSULTATION (NEW PATIENT)
For new patients that have had an initial consultation and diagnostic testing, the follow up 20-minute consultation appointment (by telephone or Doxy) provides you with the opportunity to discuss results of blood, saliva or any other diagnostic tests undertaken (see above for further details on diagnostic tests). Dr Whitelaw will also discuss any recommended treatment plan including the preparation of a prescription for medication (usually 3 months), if required. The doctor will send you a written summary (usually by email) outlining what was said during consultation, usually within 48 hours.

Please note that it can take time to feel settled and balanced on your medication.  For many it is days, for some it is weeks and for others it can be a few months.

Price: £125
Undertaken by telephone usually – includes raising prescriptions*. Consultation charge includes up to two further emails if you have any additional questions after your consultation. Outside of this additional emails will be charged at £10 per email.
* Please note this excludes the cost of the medication which is purchased directly from the pharmacy.

A few weeks after your follow up we will contact you to see how you are feeling and to determine a date for review. If you are feeling balanced on your hormone treatment plan you will be given a repeat prescription for a further 3 months with a 6 month review consultation date. If you are not feeling settled on your medication, then a 3 month review consultation will be organised.

MEDICATION

Equilibrium is not a dispensary. Once Dr Whitelaw has completed the prescription, she will either:

• Post it to you so that you can take to a pharmacy of your choice; or

• It will be sent directly to a specialist compounding pharmacy.

Price: Varies
Depends on the medication recommended and prescribed but on average each medication item costs £2 – £3 per day.
Please note that payment for medication is made directly to the pharmacy.

REVIEW CONSULTATION (EXISTING PATIENT)
(For existing patients that have had their first consultation and follow up)
Most patients will have an initial 3-month review but the frequency of ongoing reviews is determined by Dr Whitelaw. Reviews provide you with the opportunity to discuss how you are progressing with the treatment plan and address any questions or concerns. At these reviews the doctor will also advise of any changes to your medication, if required.

Price: £125
Undertaken by telephone or Doxy – includes raising prescriptions*
* Please note this excludes the cost of the medication which is purchased directly from the pharmacy.

Please note that as a minimum you will require a blood test annually. If more frequent testing or other diagnostic tests are required during review Dr Whitelaw will advise.

As part of our patient care standards you will need to have a face to face consultation (via Doxy) at least once a year in order to continue with your treatment.

FOLLOW UP CONSULTATION (EXISTING PATIENT)
For existing patients having review diagnostic testing, the follow-up 20-minute consultation appointment provides you with the opportunity to discuss results of review blood, saliva or any other diagnostic tests undertaken. Dr Whitelaw will also discuss any recommended changes to your treatment plan if applicable including the preparation of a prescription for medication, if required. The doctor will usually send a written summary of any important changes by email.

Price: £125 (Email £75**)

** At the doctor’s discretion only. In some instances a Follow-up Consultation is not deemed a necessity by the doctor and an ‘Email Follow-up’ may therefore be offered as an optional alternative should you prefer it.

Follow-ups include raising prescriptions. Consultation charges include up to two further emails – if you have any additional questions after your consultation. Outside of this additional emails will be charged at £10 per email.

Please note this charge excludes the cost of the medication which is purchased directly from the pharmacy.

REPEAT PRESCRIPTION DISPENSARY SERVICE
Price: £45
In most instances 90 to 180 days day’s worth of medication is prescribed as a repeat prescription. For those with a prescription requirement outside of a planned review, a repeat can be requested online which will require a review of your medical notes and approval by Dr Whitelaw, who may insist on a review consultation appointment.

LETTERS & COPY RESULTS
There is no charge for copies of results however, should you require a doctor’s letter, a formal summary with brief explanation of results or any other correspondence provided by Dr Whitelaw, then a £15 per document charge applies.

PAYMENT TERMS
To secure your booking for an initial or review appointment with the doctor, payment is required within 48 hours – or immediately for appointments sooner than 48 hours.

Please note that we have a 2 working day cancellation policy. For full details of our cancellation policies click here.

Payment should be made via an emailed merchant link (Stripe) or via BACS, with your surname in the payment reference. We can also take payment over the phone.Follow-ups include raising prescriptions. Consultation charges include up to two
further emails – if you have any additional questions after your
consultation. Outside of this additional emails will be charged at £10
per email.

* Please note this excludes the cost of the medication which is purchased directly from the pharmacy.

  • First Consultation – with Dr Whitelaw via Doxy £195

  • Follow Up/Review Consultation – with Dr Whitelaw via Doxy or Telephone £125

Consultation charges include up to two further emails from the doctor, if you have any additional questions after your consultation.
At the doctor’s discretion only, in some instances a Follow-up Consultation is not deemed a necessity by the doctor and an Email Follow-up at £75 may be offered as an optional alternative should you prefer it.
Prices for any other necessary investigations available on request.
For further information on payment see below.

Miscellaneous Charges:

  • Additional* Email Correspondence (with Doctor) £10 per email

  • Additional* Telephone Calls (with Doctor) £50 per 15 minutes

  • Letter Charge £15

  • Repeat Prescription Fee (if required outside a consultation) £45

* Over and above the 2 emails/1 telephone call included with the Consultation Charges