Howard Seiden & Associates
1) Registration our receptionist will examine:
- Your appointment
- Picture I.D. for
each person in your party
- Picture or birth
certificate I.D. for each child in your party
- You will be given
a written receipt for our fee.
2) History the Panel
Physician may ask you about:
- Past and present
- History of any operations
or hospital admissions
- The names of the
medication you are taking
- If you are being
treated for any medical or psychiatric condition
- If you are working,
attending school, receiving any pensions or disabilities
- For any history
of diseases of public health significance like tuberculosis,
leprosy, syphilis, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Proof of treatment in written form from your doctor for these
- Any present or past
history of serious illness like heart disease, stroke, TIA,
diabetes, cancer or kidney disease.
- Any surgery you
may have had.
- Receiving treatment
or taking medication for any medical or psychiatric problem.
- Disabilities or
if you are receiving a disability pension or assistance.
We recommend that you bring a brief readable note or letter
from your doctor detailing your medical or psychiatric problem(s),
current treatment and long-term prognosis. The Panel Physician
needs to know about your past and current medical problems and
what the likelihood is that you will require further treatment
in the future. It is better to bring more information
than you think is required.
Bring information from your doctor, psychologist, school or
other source outlining any behavioral or developmental problems
affecting your children. Examples include: attention deficit
disorder, cerebral palsy, dyslexia, hyperactivity or other learning
disorders. The Panel Physician will need to know what specialized
medical, educational or other care your child requires.
3) Physical Examination:
- The panel Physician
will conduct a physical examination that normally does NOT include
internal/pelvic/PAP or a rectal exam. You will be required to
remove your clothes and will be given a gown for the examination.
- Women having their
period can be examined.
- You do not need
to fast on the day of the examination. Eat a normal breakfast
and take all your usual medication.
4) Blood Test:
- Applicants 15 years
and older will have blood taken to test for the presence of
- If you have ever
been diagnosed with syphilis, HIV, AIDS or any other sexually
transmitted disease, please bring a report from a physician
or health department outlining the treatment you received.
In the event that your blood test is positive for syphilis your
name will be forwarded to the appropriate public health authority
as required by law.
- Applicants 15 years
and older require a single view chest x-ray.
- U.S. Regulations currently effective in Canada state: “Women who are pregnant are required to have a chest x-ray to immigrate. Pregnant women will need to provide consent for the chest x-ray.” Our radiologist will provide the lead shielding prescribed to protect your abdominal and pelvic regions. We are unable to exempt anyone from these regulations.
- Anyone who has
a history of tuberculosis or has ever been told there are irregularities
or abnormalities on chest x-ray in the past should bring old
films with them to the appointment. Old films can be obtained
from the radiologist or hospital where they were taken. If you
have been treated for tuberculosis in the past, please bring
details of the treatment - names of medications, how long they
were taken, where treatment took place, results of follow-up.