I like my patients to be fully informed about the nature of their problems and to have a basic understanding of why they have developed them. As well, I like them to try and understand the treatment options that are available and to be involved in choosing the best treatment which is likely to help them.
In some cases it may not be easy to predict whether a type of treatment may be of benefit. In such situations full discussion of the options is essential. My patients have the opportunity to give their informed consent to the treatment that I offer them.