Frequently Asked Questions

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Emergency information

If you are an emergency case requiring immediate attention, please call +306977654737 or the nurse +302289027407 & +302289027464.

We will give you instructions and directions. Medical Centre is well spotted on Google Maps.

If you know the clinic’s address, please come as quickly as possible.

If you need transfer by us, please let us know by phone.

What can I expect at an appointment?

When you arrive at the Orthopedic clinic, the staff will greet you and seat you at the waiting room.

I’ll examine you as quick as possible – average waiting time 15 minutes.

Real Emergencies are always on priority

What happens if I am a new patient?

You may have referred yourself, have been referred by another specialist, or by Medical Insurance.

I’ll discuss your problem and ask about your medical history. A thorough examination will then follow.

I may request examinations and tests to assist and support my diagnosis.

X-rays, blood / urine analysis, ultrasonography, CT-Scan, ECG, Cardiac Stress Test, can all be performed with no delay in the same building next to my Orthopedic clinic.

If you have previous examinations and tests related to your current condition, please bring those along to the consultation. Also bring any copies of letters from other doctors or recent medication. It will help me to help you.

I’ll discuss with you the results of your examinations and I’ll recommend the proper treatment.

Some conditions may be faced immediately by conservative or surgical treatment.

In case you need surgery requiring general anaesthesia, we arrange routine or urgent transfer by quick boat, state or private air ambulance to Athens, or to your preferred destination (subject to stable medical condition). In special cases a patient can be escorted by nurse or Doctor.

Otherwise, depending on the results of your examinations, the nature of the Orthopedic problem and your holiday plan, I will discharge you from my clinic, refer you on to another health professional, book you for surgery, or apply plaster/brace.

If follow-up consultation or further consultations are required, I’ll indicate this and the staff will let you know the date and time of your next appointment.

Do you have Imaging (x-rays, ultrasonography, CT-scan) facilities?

Yes.

Ordinary x-rays, panoramic mouth views, ultrasonography , endoscopy, CT-scan, mammography, bone mass density scanner or laser imager ( digital developer ) can be performed on location.

Do you examine children at your clinic?

Yes.

What happens if I need a plaster (cast), splint, brace or dressing?

The plasters I use are made by fiberglass/resin and applied with personal care only by me.

A vast variety of braces are available and can be applied in cases where the plaster can be replaced.

Wound check and dressing change are carried out by an experienced nurse under my supervision.

What happens if a plaster (cast) or splint has been applied?

Your plaster (cast) has been applied to immobilize and maintain alignment of the affected area.
Please follow the instructions below:

– keep the arm/leg elevated all the time to reduce swelling, and continue to move fingers/toes

– do not slide objects under the plaster

– keep the plaster clean and dry

– while bathing, cover plaster with a fitting plastic bag;

Watch for signs indicating the plaster may be too tight. If that happens, please contact me at +306977654737.

Medical and Surgical

a) Will I need surgery for my condition?

Most of the Orthopedic and trauma cases do not require surgery.

Decision is made individually for each patient.

The great majority of the conditions that I care are treated by medicines, plasters, braces, injections or physiotherapy.

If surgery is needed, I help you decide and schedule the procedure.

Small or intermediate cases that require local anaesthesia or superficial sedation are performed routinely in the clinic.

There is no Anaesthetist in the Centre or elsewhere on Mykonos Island.

Cases requiring general anaesthesia are transferred either to Athens or to the patient’s destination to be admitted to Orthopedic hospital.

b) Should I have x-rays or other tests done before I come in?

Generally, you do not need to have any tests done prior to your visit at the Centre.

I will examine you, review your medical history and then if needed I will order the appropriate examinations and tests.

X-rays, blood / urine analysis, ultrasonography and MRI scan, can be performed the same day, on location.

If you already had any results of previous tests, please bring them with you.

What happens if I need an intramuscular or intravenous injection?

Certain cases require injections for quick and full recovery. These can include antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, local anaesthesia, steroids, or other drugs.

Steroids and local anaesthesia injections are administrated by me whereas anti-inflammatory and antibiotics by an experienced nurse under my supervision.

What if I need Anesthetic?

I can undertake only small or minor procedures in my clinic, using local anaesthesia or superficial sedation.

All other procedures requiring general anaesthesia are transferred to Athens or back to the patient’s destination, to be admitted at an Orthopedic Hospital.

What happens if I need a prescription?

I may prescribe, for example, analgesic treatment for your condition. Please let us know in case you have any allergy or other medical condition.

If you have already been taking drugs prescribed by your home doctor, please bring them with you for clarification of possible drug interactions and correlations with the new condition.

If you have any question about the medication I prescribed for you, please do not hesitate to ask me at +30 6977654737.

There are five pharmacies in a short distance from my clinic.

Their names and phones are as follows:

  • Mrs. Anna Koukouzeli tel: +302289023800
  • Mr. Kimon Koukouzelis tel: +302289023250
  • Mrs. Kalliopi Daktilidi tel: +302289024188
  • Mr. Nikos Papanikolaou tel: +302289078707
  • Mr. Christos Kontogeorgis tel: +30 22890 23900

Insurance and Billing

Do you accept my insurance?

The Orthopedic clinic accepts most of the internationally recognized insurance companies with affiliates in Greece.

If this is not your case, or if you have no insurance coverage then you will be expected to pay the bill in cash or credit card at the end of consultation. The original receipt, the signed copy of the credit card bill, the medical report in English and the results of tests performed are given to you in order to be delivered to your private or state insurance for reimbursement.

An estimate of consultation fees and costs, investigations or surgery are available on request.

Do I need referral?

If you have private insurance with an affiliate in Greece, the referral can be sent from your insurance company to me by fax or e-mail. We suggest that you contact your insurance in order to obtain this referral before your visit to my office.

If you don’t have insurance coverage, feel free to come to my clinic. The billing procedure is then as explained above.

Do you have parking facilities?

Yes.

Free Parking is available in front and around the Medical Centre.

What happens if I need physiotherapy?

There are two well organized physiotherapy centres a short distance from our Medical Centre. Their E-mail details are:

  • physiomykonos@yahoo.gr
  • ndrivas@hotmail.com

Also, there are four physiotherapists in total on the island. Their names and phone numbers are as follows:

  • Maria Hatziioannou : 302289023051, 6978830355
  • Dioni Salaha – Podara : 302289026008
  • Nikolaos Drivas : 302289078733, 6974746789
  • Pavlos Levogiannis: +30 6933327966

Physiotherapists are experts in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. This includes conditions affecting ligaments, nerves, joints and tendons.
They are experienced for patients suffering from acute / chronic condition or have undergone operation.

Contact us for more information.

What if I don't speak English?

No problem.

There are other doctors within the Medical Centre who speak fluently French, German or Italian.

In case of non English – Italian – French – German speaking patients, any foreign Embassy, travel agent or relatives back home can be contacted from my office 24 hours a day, for help in communication.

What if I need urgent transportation with general anaesthesia?

Depending on the case’s urgency, transfer can be arranged by quick boat to Rafina/Piraeus port in greater Athens area, by local airlines, state or private medically equipped air ambulance.

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If you have more questions, do not hesitate!