What to expect
All mlcoa medical assessments are conducted by expert trusted medical specialists in a friendly and supportive environment. Your appointment will generally go for 45 minutes to an hour and will usually include a physical examination and an interview with one of our medical specialists.
As well as a physical assessment of the injured area of your body, a more generalised examination may also be required for assessment of your overall health. The specialist may require you to partially undress for this assessment. All of our medical specialists are experienced professionals who conduct examinations with integrity and discretion, and gowns and screens are available for your use.
During the interview, you will be asked questions about your medical issues, including when and how they began and details of their progression. Questions will also be asked about medical tests and treatments you have undertaken in the past. Additionally, you may need to answer questions about your personal, social and recreational life which is important to enable your specialist to fully understand your situation and how your injury could be affecting your life.
Remember – the specialist is not able to provide advice or guidance regarding your medical condition or treatment and is under an ethical obligation not to intervene in your case. If you want information regarding your condition, we recommend you seek advice from your treating doctor(s) or other health care practitioners.