What should a patient do to prepare for my consultation? Think about all your problems and fill them into the pre consultation form. Write down your medical history IN DETAIL. Write down any questions you may have about your health. Make a list of the medicines you are taking. Bring all relevant investigations, laboratory tests, X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, Ultrasound scans etc with you when you come for the consultation. Please arrive 10 minutes before your consultation time so you have time to compose yourself and settle down before your consultation. If you arrive late you are missing out on the time allocated for you. What happens in a consultation? Before your consultation the duty nurse will take down your details and prepare your case paper. She will check your height, weight, blood pressure, body mass index, basal metabolic rate etc. I spend the first 10-15 minutes in listening to your problems, exploring their history and finding out about your state of health. I spend the next 30 minutes in iris examination, in Physical examination and in treatment of any minor problems. I spend the next 15 minutes in telling you about the results of the examinations, including discussions about your health, allergies, necessary changes in lifestyle and diet and in giving you a prescription about the things you need to do to improve your life & health. Feel free to ask any questions you may have during your consultation. Most consultations last 55 minutes. If your problems are complicated, and you think you need more time, please book extended times in advance.
What does it cost for a consultation? Consultations cost Rs 7500 per 55 minute consultation, & Rs 3750 for a follow up, half hour consultation or treatment. Higher rates apply outside my working hours, for house calls and for consultations in places other than my normal places of consultation i.e. Malakkara, Mumbai & Delhi.
What I offer : A doctor who will spend time with you and help you evolve a targeted health plan which tackles your body, mind and soul as one integral whole. Detailed advice about why you have your problems and how to resolve them. The ability to relieve your pain using techniques like Bone and joint alignment and acupuncture. I will work with you to find a complete answer to your problems and help you to prevent problems in the future.
My Goals for my patient’s are: Total wellness and Joy in their lives Drug free, pain free and comfortable living Preventive medicine – so that the patient can avoid avoid illnesses like diabetes, arthritis etc. Avoid surgery if possible by tackling the root cause of the problem. Help them manage their stress and resolve issues so the they can live happy and stress free lives.
Diagnosis: I first take a full history from you about your ailments. I then examine the body for spinal dislocations and misalignment of bones. I order blood tests, X-Rays and MRIs only if I need it to confirm or clarify my diagnosis. I check for allergies and food sensitivities I discuss food habits and eating behavior. I check for exposure to toxins through your eyes I analyze drug interactions and side-effects (e.g acidity caused by painkillers)
Treatment: I use various modalities for the treatment of patients. These include: Dietary Advice on what food is appropriate for you. Life style advice and modification to help you return to and maintain good health. Conventional medicine Cranio sacral Osteopathy to align bones. Acupuncture Detoxifying to cleanse the body by reducing the toxic load on your body from food additives, pesticides, and other factors in your environment Yoga which helps you improve your circulation, oxygenation, posture, function of the body and to understand yourself to help healing. Stay at my clinic if prolonged or intensive treatment is needed.
Does my treatment work?
Yes. But only if you come to me before it is too late you make it work by implementing my advice fully.
I often cannot cure someone in an advanced stage of disease. I can make them comfortable and reduce pain, but sometimes it is too late.
If you consult me before a crisis, I can help you take preventive steps by reducing toxin load, avoiding allergens and carcinogens. So don’t wait.
Unlike conventional medicine my treatment requires a lot of cooperation from the patient. The patients who follow my instructions 100% get the best results.
Will I have to become a permanent patient? No, my most successful cases are those who don’t need to see me anymore. In the initial weeks, you may have to see me weekly or even daily. But the treatment gradually tapers off and my goal is to reduce dependencies. Of course, patients like to come back for regular checkups.
Why are your fees so high? Because I spend TIME with each patient. Doctors today spend only 5-10 minutes with a patient. The rest to the time is spent with nurses, administrators, paramedics. However, when you come to my clinic, you will spend a lot of the time with me. I spend hours in doing an in depth diagnosis. I do the diagnosis and treatment myself. I walk with patients to see if they are walking correctly and explain to them what they are doing wrong, I look at their chairs, sitting habits, computer posture etc. All of this takes TIME. Besides, as one of my patients pointed out, in modern medicine, doctor’s fee is only a small part of the expenses. Doctors order so many tests and procedures which are hugely expensive. So your total bill can be astronomical, if you don’t have insurance. If you do, many procedures many not be covered. In my treatment, a large proportion of what you pay is for the doctor’s time and clinic facilities, the other expenses are minimal. What Happens After the consultation? During the consultations, you are advised ways to improve your life & health. Implement everything that you have been advised you and your health will improve. Educate yourself by reading the recommended chapters from my website www.drmanik.net I recommend a yearly review of your health.
If you need follow up treatments please make more appointments.