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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
Does anyone else experience crappy GP's, I really hate my local doctors. They seem to come up with new ideas everyday, I suppose they are trying to be more effective. Anyway my partner phoned and they would not give her an appointment, well unless she waited until 05 August, so she had to wait for the doctor to phone and carry out a telephone Triage! She has pain in the her foot when walking and limps, the Doctor said to to take Ibuprofen and put ice on it and phone back in a week, if it is the same, well it's still the same.
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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
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1 Like #1
If I was limping with a pain in my foot, I would have thought I hurt it at some point and would go to the hospital to get it checked out, if you see GP they probably send you there anyway.
We have a walk in centre open 12hours a day which is really helpful,okay at busy times can wait a couple hours but it's worth it. The walk in centre makes all the difference of getting something sorted there and then instead waiting to be seen and then it ending up to be an admission to hospital.
1 Like #2
Thats why the Accident and Emergency at hospitals are so busy as Doctors have to many people on their list or are all working part time.I am lucky where i live as can get a appointment within days.
But doctors appointments will just get worse as more and more people come here.
I am waiting to see a Consultant at my hospital and was told they would call me within 2 days and its been a week so far and heard nothing.But that hospital is in a busy town and comes up on the list as a bad hospital.
Anyway if Conservatives get in at the next election we will all have to pay for Hospital treatment anyway.
1 Like #3
Ours are pretty good, can always get an appointment on the day if you call early enough. They're sometimes too keen to write things off as 'just a virus' though. My youngest had pneumonia, and despite 3 visits to the GP we weren't getting anywhere. Knowing there was more to it, we took him to the walk-in centre where he was correctly diagnosed and immediately admitted to hospital.

Doctors are under pressure, but if they took an extra couple of minutes for a more thorough diagnosis, they may be able to prevent repeat visits, making things easier in the long run.
#4
overheard a colleague giving her doctors some stick this morning , she is due to make a complaint for their poor service.
apparently last week she had eye issues and was told they could not see her, she ended up having to go to the hospital to get treated.
banned 5 Likes #5
Azztec
she had eye issues and was told they could not see her

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#6
KillFelix
Azztec
she had eye issues and was told they could not see her

http://31.media.tumblr.com/2aedbc7bda44d1852c9f009b3dd2eb30/tumblr_memxope4lB1ryvq99o1_500.gif

haha yes I "see" what you mean
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1 Like #8
They are useless generally, if you have a good GP you are very lucky and should not move house ever again! The problem with being a GP (General practitioner) is that they are not experts and lack specialized experience, but still think they know better than their patients (not always the case!). You are better off learning about your illness and symptoms and educating them when you visit, you will get referred to a specialist much sooner that way - don't take no for an answer even if they get offended you know more than them on the subject..

The amount of misinformation, incorrect prescriptions, and missed diagnosis resulting in hospitalization (that could have been avoided with antibiotics) within my family over the years is actually a joke...
1 Like #9
I went to my GP with stomach pains that kept me awake at night. GP said it would be wind or irritable bowel! A week later I went to A&E and a scan showed my appendix had burst. Surgeon said it looked like a bomb had gone off in my insides and was lucky to be alive.
1 Like #10
Venezia
Doctor said to to take Ibuprofen and put ice on it and phone back in a week, if it is the same, well it's still the same.

So phone back.
#11
My one you phone up for an appointment and then you have to wait for a doctor to call you back to ask why you want the appointment before they will give you one, they don't always call back so you have to phone them again the next day etc.

also its impossible to see a particular doctor even if you specify and it is that doctor who calls you back you will still end up with an appointment for someone else. Its all locums in there now, I don't have a specific doctor since mine retired the practice is run by a partnership of 3 and everyone just gets seen by who ever, luck of the draw, some are ok, some are great others are completely useless.
#12
GP's are rather pointless. They just state the obvious most of the time, or refer you to a specialist, which is their way of saying "I haven't got a clue what's wrong with you so I'm passing the buck".
2 Likes #13
I had an amazing GP, he's the one that knew something was wrong when i was 4 (i had cancer). He even visited me in Hospital, just a shame that he's retired now.
1 Like #14
I went to see the Doc about my swollen belly and nausia, he brushed it off as dietry related, 7 months later out popped a baby...which I hid in the cupboard as my wife wouldnt be pleased and would never believe me..

true story..
banned#15
Labour allowed GP's to earn huge sums of money and a lot of them decided hey I don't really need 100k I'll work 3 days a week and put up with 50k.
#16
Python
GP's are rather pointless. They just state the obvious most of the time, or refer you to a specialist, which is their way of saying "I haven't got a clue what's wrong with you so I'm passing the buck".

Doctor... Doctor... I've got rabbit ears sticking out of my bum.
It's OK, from a distance it just looks like a few hairs.
#17
Oh don't get me started on GPs!!!
banned#18
mayfair11
Oh don't get me started on GPs!!!

Oh go on.....
1 Like #19
mayfair11
Oh don't get me started on GPs!!!

http://www.pmslweb.com/the-blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/13-shaved-guinea-pig-meme.jpg
6 Likes #20
I said to my Doctor, I'm suffering with my hearing.

He asked me to describe the Symptoms...

I started with Marge, big Blue hair, deep voice.....




Edited By: logie31 on Jul 16, 2014 17:12
#21
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mayfair11
Oh don't get me started on GPs!!!

http://www.pmslweb.com/the-blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/13-shaved-guinea-pig-meme.jpg

not to be confused with a peccary (_;)
#22
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mayfair11
Oh don't get me started on GPs!!!

http://www.pmslweb.com/the-blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/13-shaved-guinea-pig-meme.jpg

Awww dat izzz cooot ;)
#23
toshapetriji
mayfair11
Oh don't get me started on GPs!!!

Oh go on.....

Okay sure haha :p
1 Like #24
My doctors are good in respect of appointments, you can book for up to 3 weeks in advance, and they have online appointments, which are available each day from 6am, or if you can't use online you can ring at 8am and then they'll book you in, usually have around 15 vacant appointments a day - So no problems with getting an appointment!

But the history with my surgery is that I persistently went to them, several times complaining of the same problem, yet each one fobbed me off (probably cause of my age (19 but 17 then) and said everything was fine. 2 years later (yes, I know!) I finally saw a consultant, where things weren't fine (The medical condition I have is usually only apparent in 35 years +) and said that if it had obviously been seen sooner, it wouldn't be so bad now. Which is a constant problem every day and it does not go away!

Presently, I still go for scans, appointments, I see different consultants from different departments and different hospitals as I'm still suffering daily because I was apparently too young to have something wrong with me! HA.

So um, yeah, I don't like GP's mainly. Albeit, the GP I have now is absolutely lovely and very supportive, and I hope with time things will improve.

I do wish there was some sort of intermediary sort of healthcare, as a private consultation at my local private practice is £200, for 20 minutes, or obviously wait, and it will be on the NHS - however, if it was, say £50, I would. Once you start the private road, I think it would be extremely hard to stop, as you would need many scans etc, and any operations, even blood tests and extra reviews are all very pricey!

I guess I don't have the best history! :p
#25
Think this is the first time I've ever written so much about myself (_;)
2 Likes #26
I'm a nurse and I have no faith in GP's at all.
#27
My doctor is brilliant.
#28
What exactly do you want the doctor to do? Unless your wife has had a blow to the foot or can say how it suddenly started to hurt I suspect they will tell her to rest it and take ibuprofen. People need to start taking sensible steps (excuse pun) and self medicate for minor ailments. That is unless she's diabetic of course...

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