Dr. Elena Leschen- Functional and Nutritional Medicine

 

Update: January  2017:

Until further notice, due to overwhelming demand, Dr Elena Leschen will not be taking on new clients.

 

 

 

Dr Elena Leschen (MD, NT) member of BANT and IFM

My broad knowledge of Functional and Nutritional medicine underpinned by conventional medical training allows me to define unique personalised approaches to restoring health.

Patients I work with benefit from a comprehensive health and nutritional assessment based on my clinical analysis and appropriate functional laboratory testing. This leads to Personal Health Programmes that address the individual’s needs and goals inclusive of nutritional and dietary recommendations, lifestyle coaching, naturopathic and metabolic detoxification protocols among other methods of healing.

Your present state of health is the result of the interplay of many different factors over your lifetime, i.e. diet, lifestyle, stress levels, environmental toxicity, etc, and including your inherited strengths and weaknesses.

My practice approach is based on the understanding that every person is unique. Treating the person, not the conditions, I apply functional medicine principles aiming to identify and address the causes of dysfunctions in order to support healing.
Areas of particular interest are:
Women’s health, fertility and nutritional support
SIBO, fungal overgrowth, IBD, etc
Thyroid conditions
Weight management
Metal toxicity/detoxification.

I offer personal and family consultations, group workshops and training sessions for practitioners.

Continuous Postgraduate professional development is a major factor helping me to achieve the highest standards of practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

Having practiced for over 12 years as a Medical Doctor, specialising in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 3 culturally diverse countries (Russia, Ghana, UK), I gained a lot of clinical and life experience.

However, I became increasingly aware of the limitations of conventional medicine and expanded my expertise far beyond it to include a postgraduate degree in Naturopathic Nutrition (College of Naturopathic Medicine, Edinburgh, 2008), and studying further in the areas of Functional medicine (Institute of Functional Medicine, USA) and Bioenergy medicine (NES Health).

My current practice approach is based on the principles of Functional / Nutritional Medicine. Understanding that every person is unique and treating the whole person, not the symptoms, my aim is to identify and address the root causes of dysfunctions in order to support healing and/or maintain your optimal health.

Your present state of health is the result of the interplay of many different factors over your lifetime, i.e. diet, lifestyle, stress levels, environmental, including your inherited strengths and weaknesses.

We all have ability to heal, however your personal journey will be as unique as you are in the approach required, experiences, length and level of commitment.

QUALIFICATIONS GAINED

Doctor of Medicine (MD)   1984-1990 Russia

Specialisation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology   1990-1991 Russia

Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma Course   2006-2008 CNM, Edinburgh, UK

IFM’s Certification Programme   2011 –     IFM, USA

AFMCP-UK   2011 IFM, London, UK
APM Metabolic and Cardiovascular 2012 – IFM, USA
APM GI 2013 – IFM, London, UK
APM Nutrition Head to toe 2014 – IFM, London

 

INTRODUCTORY LETTER FROM Dr ELENA LESCHEN TO NEW CLIENTS:

                                                                                                                              

INTRODUCTION

As you may know, my practice approach is based on the principles of Functional / Nutritional Medicine. Understanding that every person is unique and treating the whole person, not the symptoms, my aim is to identify and address the root causes of dysfunctions in order to support healing and/or maintain your optimal health.

Your present state of health is the result of the interplay of many different factors over your lifetime, i.e. diet, lifestyle, stress levels, environmental, including your inherited strengths and weaknesses.

We all have ability to heal, however your personal journey will be as unique as you are in the approach required, experiences, length and level of commitment.

Functional medicine approach necessitates collection of detailed information that you may not have ever provided in the past, but it is essential in order to achieve your health goals.

STEP 1 – REGISTRATION AND QUESTIONNAIRE

Please, self – register on the Living Matrix website and fill in all 3 parts of the New Patient Intake forms which cover a wide range of relevant topics.

Once received, you will contacted by phone or email to book your appointment and initial deposit of £50.00 should be paid to secure your appointment.

It is also important for me to see your written Food diary (3-4 typical days) which should be emailed to doctorelena@hotmail.com  2 weeks prior to your consultation.

STEP 2 – FIRST CONSULTATION 

It consists of 2 appointments:

  1. One-to–one consultation in the clinic (or by Skype on rare occasions) lasting 1.5 hrs.

I will have analysed your returned questionnaire before meeting you in person.

We will talk about relevant issues arising from your questionnaire analysis in order to build a more complete picture of your health status and uncover, as far as possible, the origins of your health concerns.

If you take any regular medications their nutritional interactions and possible side-effects will be noted. We may discuss relevant functional laboratory tests.

With your permission, I will conduct in office examination and tests for the signs of nutritional and functional imbalances.

  1. Second appointment will typically take place 2 weeks later and lasts 1 hour (in the clinic or by Skype).

We will discuss the findings and agree on the action plan, including the initial dietary and lifestyle changes appropriate for this stage and the practicalities of implementing them. You will be advised on the initial nutritional supplements programme. If relevant additional laboratory tests will be discussed.

Follow up appointment schedule will be advised on. Typically 5-6 weeks later.

  1. Written summary of initial findings and recommendations will be sent by email within 2 weeks after your second appointment.

STEP 3 – FOLLOW UPS 

Depends on your individual situation and requirements.

Current fees         

First consultation

including:  0.5hr pre appointment questionnaire and case analysis

2.5 hours face to face consultation time in 2 sessions  (in some cases by Skype)

written report (within 2 weeks following appointment)

£ 290.00 (total, including deposit of £ 50.00 to be paid when booking your first consultation)

The remaining balance of £240.00 can be split in two payments of £120.00 due after each session.

Following appointments

Including: face to face, telephone or Skype consultation + updated written recommendations.                                                                  

1 hr – £95.00       30 min – £55.00 

PAYMENTS are due on the day of each session and can be made by bank transfer, cash, or  by debit / credit card at the beginning of your appointment.

  Skype and telephone appointments – payment is required to be made no later than 24hrs   in advance by credit / debit card or online bank transfer.

External laboratory tests and nutritional supplements are not included in the consultation fee.                                                                                                                  

Medical Disclaimer

I do not aim to diagnose medical conditions and do not prescribe pharmacological medications – both of which are responsibilities of your GP and/or medical Consultants.

My role is to guide you in identifying factors contributing to your current health condition and supporting your body’s natural healing ability through dietary, nutritional, life-style and detoxification programmes.

I wish you well and look forward to meeting you.

Dr Elena Leschen


 

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