At the Marion Gluck Clinic our aim is to provide you with a seamless, stress-free experience from start to finish, whether you’re visiting us to find hormonal balance, nutritional advice or generally get a handle on your health.
Before You Book
Before deciding to book an appointment with one of our doctors, you may be looking for some extra knowledge or information.
We encourage all of our patients, present and future, to take full advantage of the information we have here on our website. To do this:
- You can read our blog, which is full of interesting articles about health and hormones.
- You can find out all about bio-identical hormones and how they work here.
- You can explore our ‘About Hormones’ to learn more about your own hormones.
- Read all about ‘What We Treat’ to find out more about our services and gain a better understanding of your symptoms.
If you have any questions relating to bio-identical hormones or our work at the Marion Gluck Clinic, we are happy to help. Please take a moment to read our FAQs section before contacting us with your query however, as you may find the answer is already there.
Don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter for all of the latest information and news and when you are ready, you can book an appointment easily with our dedicated patient care team.
Booking Your Appointment
When you are ready to book your appointment at the Marion Gluck Clinic, please fill out our booking form here.
You may want to read about our doctors beforehand, as you can put forward your preference when you book. We offer hormone consultations and testing, as well as nutritional consultations and mental health support.
Once you have filled in your booking form, one of our patient care team will be in touch with you within 24 hours to finalise your booking and confirm your appointment. You will be required to make payment upfront over the phone at the time of booking and may be advised to book a follow up appointment at the same time.
You will receive a text and email confirmation upon booking your appointment and we advise that you add it to your diary at this time. Please take note of our cancellation policy here.
Before Your First Consultation
If you have registered for our monthly newsletter, you will receive regular updates and interesting articles to read ahead of your appointment. You can also find articles to read on our blog and follow along with the latest clinic news and information on Facebook and Twitter.
Three days before your consultation you will receive a text reminder about your appointment. Please let us know as early as possible if there are any issues attending your appointment as we are unable to cancel appointments within two working days.
Arriving at The Marion Gluck Clinic
When you arrive at the Marion Gluck Clinic for your appointment, you will be buzzed in at the main door. Please proceed straight to the first floor reception desk to sign in for your appointment with our friendly patient care team.
A choice for tea, coffee or water will be offered as you wait for your consultation, and you will be asked to fill out a consent form. You can also take this opportunity to look at the range of vitamins and supplements available at reception.
Your first appointment at the Marion Gluck Clinic will take 45 minutes and focuses on your symptoms, history and any health concerns you have. During this appointment your doctor will:
- Take an extensive medical background and document any symptoms or relevant observations you may have.
- Advise you of any blood tests or further testing which may be required, this could include pelvic ultrasounds or mammograms.
- Bloods may be taken during your consultation. Alternatively, your doctor may refer you for a same-day walk in appointment at a testing centre on Wimpole Street.
- You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you have about bio-identical hormones, hormones and conditions.
After your appointment, if you have not done so already, you will be advised to book your first follow up appointment.
First Follow Up Appointment
Following the tests that were taken during your initial consultation, you will need a follow-up appointment one week later. This appointment can be done over the phone or in the clinic and takes between 15 and 30 minutes.
During this appointment:
- You will receive the results of any blood tests or further testing that was carried out at your first consultation.
- Your doctor will advise you of the medication needed to address any issues identified by your tests and symptoms.
- Your doctor will write & order your personalised prescription (if required).
Ordering Your Prescription
Once your doctor has provided you with your prescription, you can order your bio-identical hormones and supplements from Specialist Pharmacy over the phone.
The pharmacy will take payment for your prescription and you will have a chance to pick your postage preferences. We aim to dispatch your prescription in two working days so that you can being your BHRT journey as soon as possible.
Second Follow Up Appointment
Two to three months after your initial follow-up, your doctor will ask you to book in for a 30-minute follow up appointment. This appointment can take place in person or over the phone and enables your doctor to review progress and make any adjustments to your medication.
You can also use this opportunity to address any questions you may have about your treatment or symptoms and your doctor will issue any repeat prescriptions as necessary. We advise that you book in for your six month follow up appointment at this time.
Six-Month Follow Up Appointment
Your six-month follow-up appointment will feature a full review of progress, taking into account improvement in symptoms and any other relevant changes. Your doctor may advise further tests at this point to track these changes and can adjust any medication as required. If they have not already done so, your doctor will also write any repeat prescriptions at this appointment.
In order to continue your treatment at the Marion Gluck Clinic you will be required to have a review with your doctor every six months while undergoing treatment. This makes sure that your treatment continues to be effective and that adjustments can be made. These appointments also enable your doctor to track your progress so they are an essential part of your journey with us.
Your doctor will confirm whether these appointments can be carried out over the phone, or needs to take place in person at the clinic, however we require all patients to attend a face-to-face consultation at least once a year.
Depending on your symptoms and any further test results, your medication and treatment plan may be changed over time by your doctor. We strongly advise that you consult your doctor before making any changes to your treatment and that you do not stop treatment without first talking to your doctor.
We know that health and balance can only be achieved by looking holistically at all elements of your wellbeing. We therefore offer dedicated nutritional consultations with our expert Naturopath.
You can book in for a nutrition consultation at any stage during your treatment at the clinic and during this appointment a full nutritional and symptomatic history will be taken.
In order to gain a clear picture of any intolerances or inflammation you are experiencing, you may be advised to take a ‘Food Inflammation Test’ and the results of this will be combined with your overall health profile.
Once we have all of the information and test results, you will be given a personalised nutrition plan and advised of any vitamins and supplements to build into this plan.