When extra time is required, for instance, when there are new (complex) complaints, an extensive consultation is scheduled. This consultation takes about 30 minutes (instead of the 20 minutes required for the regular visit).
Long time of absence
For patients that have not been under treatment for the last 12 months, more time is required to assess the current complaint(s). It is possible that there is a need for extra examinations & assessments in order to devise a new treatment plan. This consult takes about 40 minutes.