Q. What happens at the initial appointment?
A. The initial appointment usually requires an hour, during which Dr. Emory reviews a patient's symptoms and concerns,
medical history, comprehensive physical systems, any emotional distress and cognitive inefficiencies. Dr. Emory may order
certain lab values to rule out a medical diagnosis that could make the initial EEG inaccurate. An individual who is not
consuming medication will likely be able to schedule a baseline EEG in the same or following week. Dr. Emory will allow
some patients to have an initial EEG with their medication, but each person's circumstance is individualized. If a medication
ought to be discontinued before the EEG, Dr. Emory can help most patients accomplish this without undue discomfort.
Q. How frequent are the medical follow-up appointments after the first EEG?
A. Dr. Emory requests the minimal frequency of follow-up appointments that can assure quality medical care for each patient.
Some patients are physically and emotionally unstable at their initial consult and require reduction and discontinuation of
medication. Such persons may need to be monitored several times a week for a week or two; others may require weekly appointments.
As a patient improves, their medical follow-ups occur less frequently: monthly, every other month, every 3 or 4 months, every 6
months and sometimes yearly. Dr. Emory also conducts medical follow-ups using video chat, which enables him to treat patients
in other cities, states and countries around the world.
Q. Is it necessary to have an EEG?
A. Yes. Dr. Emory's Brain1stTM method relies on each patient's EEG pattern and quantitative EEG [qEEG] measures
to understand their clinical findings and personalize their treatment.
Q. What if I live in another state?
A. Patients travel to our office from other states and countries for an initial consult with Dr. Emory. Every prospective
patient must submit their patient intake forms before making an appointment. The forms can be downloaded on our website, www.dremory.com,
Dr. Emory reviews the forms prior to scheduling the initial consultation. The office staff will contact a prospective patient
to schedule the first meeting and lab work. Several comfortable hotels are within a few blocks of the Los Angeles office for
convenient overnight stays. Also, Dr. Emory may collaborate with the patient's local doctor if needed to assure quality medical care.
Q. Does Dr. Emory use naturopathic as well as
A. Yes; in fact, Dr. Emory's knowledge of EEG & qEEG
biosignatures allows him to predict a patient's
likelihood of responding to
allopathic agents. Dr. Emory personalizes
each patient's regimen to obtain the optimal
outcome with the least risk. He is not
toward either approach.
Sometimes he advises a
combination of medicinal types.