patients are seen ONLY on referral from the family physician or another
specialist, and the appointment will NOT be booked until after the referral
letter has been received (may be faxed to 709-777-8049). Every referral letter
is screened by Dr. Kovacs to determine the priority. The referring physician may
also speak to Dr. Kovacs about more urgent referrals (709-777-6881); however,
truly urgent referrals are seen by the Endocrinologist on-call.
Return appointments may be arranged at the request of the patient, provided that it has not been too long (> 18 months) since last seen and that the reason for returning is the same as for the first visit. If not, a re-referral from the family physician will be requested.