Clare Morgan Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

Patient Faq

Q. What should I expect on the first visit to my doctor?

A. Your doctor will begin by getting your complete health history, followed by a physical examination. The history and physical examination are needed before your condition can be accurately diagnosed or treated. By getting this information, your doctor can begin to determine the source of your problem.

To help get your physical history, your doctor may ask you some questions about your pain and symptoms. The information you give can help your doctor determine your diagnosis. Examples of the questions that you may be asked include:

  • When did your pain first begin?
  • Was there an injury that may have caused your pain?
  • Are you aware of work postures or other factors that may be causing your pain?
  • Do you have a family history of similar problems?
  • Where do you feel the pain? What is the intensity?
  • Does the pain radiate to other parts of your body?
  • What makes the pain feel better or worse?
  • Have you had problems with your bladder or bowels?

During your first visit to the doctor, he or she may also order some tests to help with your diagnosis. These tests may include an x-ray, CT scan, MRI, EMG, or blood test.

Medico-Legal work

Medico-Legal work has become a competitive business over the last few years and therefore to succeed, an expert witness needs to be well versed in the medico-legal process and the civil procedure rules. An expert also needs to be very knowledgeable in relation to the medical condition and the relevant medical literature surrounding it. An expert must also focus on his or her area of expertise and not stray outside this. Lastly, an expert must provide a fast, efficient service for the instructing solicitors.

Clare Morgan has been providing medical reports for the court for over 6 years. She has been onĀ  training courses for both report writing and courtroom skills and has an excellent understanding of the medico-legal process. She maintains her knowledge by keeping up to date with the current literature of her area of expertise.

On average Clare Morgan produces about 100 medical reports per year. Many of these are in relation to complex trauma and work related accidents within the area of Spinal Disorders. She is happy to receive instruction for more straightforward injuries such as whiplash injuries to more complex Spinal Injuries. The majority of this work is claimant orientated.

She is normally able to see a claimant within 2-4 weeks of receiving instruction and can turn the report around within 10 working days.

Do you suffer from any of the following?

  • Slipped disc, disc protrusion, leg pain; sciatica

  • Spinal stenosis

  • Back pain

  • Failed spinal surgery

  • Arm pain, neck pain

  • Osteoporotic fracture

  • Failed pain management