What to expect from your first appointment?
Most appointments take place in the consulting suites at Shard. First appointments are normally for 30 minutes which allows time for you to explain your problems and also to be examined and a management plan to be formulated. Every consultation is followed up with a typed letter for you to keep, written in plain English so that you can understand what has been discussed. Letters and all correspondence are usually sent to you via email to save time and be environmentally friendly.
Quite often tests need to be organised which will require you to return for a subsequent appointment. If tests are required, these will be explained to you fully and in most instances supplemented with an information sheet for your convenience. Links to these can be found below. Follow up appointments are typically 15 minutes and can be arranged either in person, face to face or over the phone or online via video consultation.
You may also be advised to seek specialist help from a women’s physiotherapist in some cases and you will find more details about this in the patient information page.
If at any point there is any confusion please either phone Nicola or email her where we will endeavour to contact you back within 1 working day. Whilst all administrative queries can be dealt with via email, please note that Miss Srikrishna does not give medical advice via email.
If at any point there is any confusion please either phone Nicola or email her where we will endeavour to contact you back within 1 working day.
Dealing with medical insurance companies
Sushma is recognised by all major insurance companies and her patients have been insured with a variety of insurers including but not limited to include BUPA, AXA PPP, CIGNA, AVIVA, VITALITY, WPA, PHS and Standard life.
Sushma is a "recognised" or "approved" Consultant with most major insurance companies.
Her fees generally are covered by all the major insurers and she charges usually within BUPA rates. Sometimes your policy will have an excess and recent reductions in payments by certain insurers mean that the fees may occasionally have some additional top up required. This represents a change in the insurance companies attitude rather than an increase of the fees being charged, if in doubt please check with your insurance provider or speak to Nicola.