Fees apply for new consultations, follow-up consultations, and there are additional fees for outpatient investigations and procedures.
I aim to provide a “one-stop” clinic service for many conditions and perform minor procedures or investigations during your first appointment, saving you both time and the expense of repeat visits.
BMI The Saxon Clinic may levy a separate fee to cover equipment charges for any procedures undertaken, and this is invoiced from The Saxon Clinic to you separately.
Patients are ultimately responsible for settling all fees, although in many cases I am able for the invoice to be wholly or partially settled directly with your insurance company. I am fee or provider approved for Aetna, Allianz, Aviva, AXA PPP, BUPA, Cigna, CS Healthcare, First Health Trust, Healix, Police Mutual, Vitality and WPA.
If you have medical insurance you are strongly advised to seek prior approval from your insurance company for the referral, and it is helpful to bring your insurance details and any authorisation code/number to your first appointment.
- Fixed price new consultation fee: £240
- Fixed price follow-up consultation: £180
- Fixed price ear microsuction: £120
A microsuction service is provided on a fixed price basis for patients who need regular microsuction, or a one-off visit. The procedure is performed using delicate suction equipment and high-power optical microscope for maximum safety and comfort. Microsuction is the ‘gold standard’ treatment for ear clearance.
This is a 15 minute appointment. It is solely a procedural appointment for microsuction. If you require this service along with other problems you may be having such as ear pain, tinnitus/persistent noise, dizziness or sinus problems, please book a 30 minute consultation to discuss.
Self-paying and insured patients are not committed to continuing all future care in the private system. At any stage, you may decide to transfer your care to the NHS for ongoing care should you wish to do so and I can liaise with your GP about re-referral.
Once your care is transferred to the NHS, your care will be given the same priority for a clinic appointment or on a surgical waiting list as other NHS patients. I am unable to guarantee that your ongoing care will be delivered by a consultant personally if your care is transferred.
Some insurance companies promote consultants as ‘preferred’, ‘authorised’ or ‘recommended’ consultants. Some people mistakenly believe this relates to a quality rating. The General Medical Council and the Royal College of Surgeons are the only bodies who regulate and monitor professional practice standards.