Skype or Phone Consults
This is a service we are currently offering for person's who believe that they have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia or Mould Exposure Related Illness and for some reason can't or don't want to attend in person at the NIIM clinic, Burwood Road, Hawthorn, Melbourne.
Doing consultations or coaching electronically has it's limitations compared with the face-to-face experience. These include:
- an inability to properly examine
- loss of subtle clues that might help in diagnosis or treatment
- the risk of technological failures from Internet or phone lines not working
- difficulties in communication from speech, hearing or sight impairments
- slower facilitation of testing
Consultations are only conducted in English.
Some cases are just not suitable for electronic consultations or become unsuitable.
Some people will need to be referred by a local GP so we can try and work together with them.
To inquire about this service you will need to send an email. The address is given here in parts so as to avoid being picked up by robots. So to send an email, type in your email application dbird then add in the usual @ symbol and then follow it with niim.com.au or alternatively you can email NIIM reception on firstname.lastname@example.org
A summary of the consultation is normally emailed around the time of electronic payment. There is no Medicare rebate (- usually, but in some cases it maybe if you have been seeing before face-to-face at NIIM). Insurance companies may not cover these consultations (ask them). NIIM reception takes care of the billing arrangements via direct contact with the patient.
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