Dr. Donovan provides Skype and phone consultations for individuals requesting a 'second opinion' for their current diagnosis or treatment plan. Phone and Skype consultations are typically very detailed and take 40-45 minutes (sometimes longer).
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All patients interested in a possible skype consultation are invited to compete the form below as a first step and submit photos and previous blood test results. Once we receive these, our office will contact you.
In order to have a skype consultation, patients must CURRENTLY be under care of a physician for their hair loss as most patients generally return to the care of that physician after their appointment with Dr. Donovan. Skype and phone consultations are generally one-time consultations - meaning that follow up appointments at various intervals in the future are not possible. Patients interested in becoming long term patients of Dr. Donovan's practice should FIRST request a formal in person (office visit) through the Vancouver office. Thereafter, skype and phone consultations may be possible as means of follow up, but all patients of the practice MUST be seen first at the Vancouver office for assessment.
PLEASE NOTE: After we receive your Appointment Request Form (see below), we will reach out to you to request your blood tests and photos. These will be reviewed by Dr. Donovan. Depending on the information provided, we may or may not be able to offer you a skype/phone consultation. Some patients can only be properly evaluated with an in person examination (office visit). We reserve the right to decline requests for skype consultations. In certain situations, an in person examination of the scalp is the only way to diagnosis hair loss. Dr. Donovan will tell you whether this is needed after reviewing your photos, blood tests and questionnaire.
1. PATIENT HAS SEEN A PHYSICIAN BEFORE. Patients requesting a second opinion consultation from Dr. Donovan must presently be under the care of a physician (dermatologist, family physician, hair restoration physician) and has received a diagnosis as to the cause of their hair loss. Skype consultations are usually not an appropriate starting point for someone who has never seen a physician before.
2. BLOOD TESTS AND BIOPSY REPORTS ARE FORWARDED TO OUR OFFICE. Patients MUST submit any blood tests or biopsy results to our office. For a list of blood tests we need, please see our REQUIRED BLOOD TESTS. Please gather all previous blood test results (in the past 2 years if possible), previous scalp biopsy reports, consult notes from other hospital/clinic appointments and fax to our Vancouver office at (604) 648-9003 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. PATIENT SUBMITS PHOTOS TO OUR OFFICE. We require photos submitted to our office before confirming if we can offer you a Skype consultation or phone consultation. These can be uploaded in the form below or emailed to our office email@example.com or mailed/couriered to our office.
Fee: $ 650
Duration: 45-60 minutes