Consultation times will vary depending on the complexity of your case, but an initial consultation in general will take approximately 40 minutes. The doctor will go through your medical history in detail, examine you thoroughly and go through tests already performed before coming to an initial possible diagnosis, or list of possible diagnoses. They will then discuss this list with you and describe a plan to move forward including any further testing required.

Medical History may include information about:

  • The present problem
  • The reason for a neurological consultation
  • Past medical history
  • Hospitalizations
  • Surgical treatments
  • Medicines and medication allergies

A thorough examination may include:

  • Motor examination–checking muscle strength, mobility and reflexes
  • Sensory examination–checking touch, vibration and position
  • Cerebellar testing–checking coordination
  • Mental examination–checking memory
  • Cranial examination–checking eye and facial movements