RECENT Q & A
We understand that greater degrees of privacy are important for some patients - and some patients would like to be seen a) without other patients in the office or b) at other times than our office hours. In many cases this is possible, but not in every case, and only with advanced booking.
Dr. Donovan sees patients Monday to Fridays starting at 9 am. Our last patient appointment of the day is at 3 pm and we close at 3:30 pm. We will do out best to accommodate requests outside these times but can not guarantee any specific request until the appointment is confirmed. The following are appointment types that are commonly used for patients requesting greater degrees of privacy. Other requests may be possible to accommodate, so do not hesitate to let us know.
We do not require the patient's names to be used when booking an appointment for an "in office" appointment at our 4370 Larimer Road, Whistler location. However, Dr. Donovan will require this information when finally meeting with the patient. For all "out of office" appointment requests, the patient's name must be provided so that we can approve the request.
This is an option for our patients who do not want to encounter or see other patients in the office during their visit. We are happy to arrange private appointment for patients with Dr. Donovan during our regular hours and will ensure that other patients are not present in our office before or after the scheduled appointment. We ensure that our office is closed to patients thirty minutes before your appointment and for 30 minutes after. You will not encounter other patients in the office during your visit. Please note that other visitors to the building are frequently seen during travel through the building and on the elevator. Advanced booking is required.
This is an option for our patients who would like our office to open earlier or stay open later. Normally, our office is open from 9 and to 3 pm. However, we will open earlier and close later if it is helpful. We are happy to open our office early or close late should this prove helpful for a given patient. For 6:30 am appointments, a member of our team will meet you at the entrance of 4370 Lorimer Road entrance at 6:30 am. Please do your best to arrive on time as many of our patients for the 9 am appointments arrive at 8:15 am to 8:30 am. For the 5 pm appointment spot, please plan to arrive up to our office at 5:00 pm - but not before. Our 3 pm patient has usually left by 3:45 pm but in rare cases this may extend until 4:20 pm.
This is an option for our patients who do not want to encounter other patients in the office during their visit and would like to meet with Dr Donovan later in the evenings. We ensure that patients will not encounter other patients in the office during their visit. Please contact our office for appointments during the evening (after 5 pm). Advanced booking is required.
This is an option for our patients who do not want to encounter other patients in the office during their visit and would appreciate the convenience of meeting with Dr Donovan on a Saturday. Normally, our office is open from 9 and to 3 pm Monday to Friday. Our office is normally closed Saturdays, but are happy to open the office on select weekends to see patients. Advanced booking and payment is required. We ensure that patients will not encounter other patients in the office during their visit.
This is an option for our patients who request higher levels of privacy including patients that do not want to be seen in the building during their visit with Dr. Donovan. Dr. Donovan is frequently able to accommodate requests for patients asking to be seen at a location different than the Whistler office. Such requests require advanced notice to ensure that we obtain proper clearance. Most of these visits occur in a hotel setting or another setting approved by Dr. Donovan. Dr. Donovan may or may not be accompanied by a member of his team, at his sole discretion. Advanced payment is required. The name of the patient must be provided.
1. Your website says that an appointment with Dr. Donovan is $ 850 but you have stated that there is a fee of $1750 for a private appointment during these times. What is the difference between these appointments?
The difference is the degree of privacy. Our typical appointments are 9 am to 3 pm, Monday to Friday. Normally, a patient has a chance to encounter another patient on the way into their appointment (i.e. a patient leaving) and a chance to encounter a patient on their way out of the apportionment (i.e. the next patient after you). If a patient is not concerned about the possibility of meeting or seeing another patient in the office then a standard appointment is appropriate. The fee for this appointment is $ 800. If a patient would like an appointment during standard office hours but would like us to ensure their are no other patients in the office before or after the appointment, the fee is $ 1750. We lock the doors and ensure no patient is in the office when you arrive and when you leave.
2. Is it possible to arrange an appointment at a specific time I want?
It may be possible. Please discuss your requests with the office
3. Will Dr. Donovan meet me out of country or out of province?
No. Dr. Donovan generally all appointments must be within the province of British Columbia.
4. Will Dr. Donovan meet me at my hotel?
It is possible although the specific details of the request must be approved by Dr. Donovan. Advanced booking and payment is required. Dr. Donovan reserves the right to bring a member of his staff. Dr. Donovan may or may not be accompanied by a member of his team, at his sole discretion.