PATIENTS WITH PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE
Dr Robertson can often see you without a GP referral. But before booking, please check details with your insurer and whether a GP referral letter is required.
We accept referrals for consultations from all the major insurance companies.
Costs may vary according to different insurance company agreement and facility recognition.
We are still working hard to expand our connection to medical insurers, but it does take time to negotiate and add formal agreements for what we call "facility recognition" to the service.
So whilst we can do all the treatments shown on the site, injection treatments and some physio under some insurers cover is still under-negotiation. Hence some insurer referrals are limited to "consultation +/- diagnostic ultrasound scan" as of January 2022.
Please enquire if not sure. In the short term indeed, it may be less costly for some patients to self pay - depending on your excess.
SELF - PAY PATIENTS
Dr Duncan Robertson:
CONSULTANT SPORTS PHYSICIAN:
MEDICAL PROCEDURES & INJECTION TREATMENTS
For the first visit/initial consultation, Dr Robertson normally prefers to see patients face to face, not least so that a thorough examination can take place. However, initial assessments may be aappropriate by video on request (and on a case-by-case basis, if the physician feels this is a safe and effective option for you the patient). This has become a more popular option for some patients to consider, especially since the Coronoavirus pandemic.
10% discount applies to all fees - IF PAID STRAIGHT AFTER THE CONSULTATION
Initial Consultation (face to face): 185 (up to 50/55 minutes as required):
Routine-Follow Up (face to face) : 105 (face to face up to 30 minutes).
Short-Telephone/Video Follow Up: 75 (up to 20 minutes).; such "remote" may suite certain patients better, especially those living further way (saving on time and travel costs).
DIAGNOSTIC SKELETAL ULTRASOUND SCAN
If the physician recommends a skeletal ultrasound examination is neceesary to help establish a diagnosis and treatment plan, there is an additional cost of £50. If your injury is better investigated by another test (such as an MRI scan), then there is no charge for ultrasound..
The clinic offers the following specific treatments:
Cortisone Injection to hip or shoulder joint or other location (Ultrasound Guidance):
High Volume Injection (HVI) for chronic achilles or patella (knee) tendon injury:
Hydrodistension guided injection to Shoulder Joint for Frozen Shoulder:
Traumeel Injection for Acute Sports Injury (includes Ultrasound Guidance):
"Viscosupplements" injections for osteoarthritic joint pain - such as Durolane, Ostenil and Synvisc.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection (we use Tropocells® system)
Prolotherapy with Dextrose or Polidocanol Solution for ligament injury or persistent knee or elbow bursitis (includes Ultrasound Guidance).
A combination of the above (in conjunction with a careful rehabilitation progreamme) may also be recommended, again on a case-by-case individual basis.
Biodex test/rehabilitation - see info below.
Shockwave - (ESWT) - see info below; COMING JUNE 2022.
Discounted Rates (as above) apply if you choose to pay immediately after your treatment;
For payments after 7 days, there is an additional £10 administration fee on top of the full fee.
For payments delayed more than 60 days, the clinic reserves the right to add £5 for each reminder.
Fees for Physiotherpay vary slightly according to whether it is an in-depth initial assessment of a review. please click on the pricing buttom below to find out more information.
For muscle testing and rehabilitation
Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
will be available for tendon and other suitable injuries from June 2022.
The clinic has procured a STORZ Masterpuls100 Shockwave device (March 22).
The machine is due delivery soon