Level 2, 21 Caledonian Road,
St Albans, Christchurch

Archives for January, 2019

Do I really need a referral to see you?

In order for us to perform a comprehensive assessment and put together a comprehensive treatment plan, we need to know everything we can about you. That is why we require a referral letter prior to seeing you. Your referrer needs to provide a detailed referral letter, outlining the history of your condition, treatment provided to ...

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Posted: January 27, 2019Category: Practice FAQs

Dr Bell awarded 2018 New Zealand Pain Society Prize

Dr Bell has been awarded the 2018 New Zealand Pain Society Prize.  This prize is awarded to the graduate receiving the highest overall grade in the Master of Health Sciences Pain and Pain Management programme. ‘I’m proud to receive this award, in recognition of several years of hard work towards this tertiary qualification. I have ...

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Posted: January 27, 2019Category: Practice FAQs

Why do I have to wait so long to see you?

We realise that there is an unavoidable wait for non-urgent problems.  There are several reasons for this, but one of the most important is that pain can’t be assessed in a 15, or even 30 minute appointment. Dr Bell spends up to an hour, at times longer, with new patients in order to conduct a ...

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Posted: January 22, 2019Category: Practice FAQs