Thursday 30 June 2011 8.14pm
This is my opinion of two surgeries that may help people in the area seeking one or to change one. I recently changed mine from Grange Road
Practise to Parker's Row
as wasn't happy with Grange Road
anymore. Baring in mind that this is just my opinion and opinions do vary, what may be suitable for me may not work for another. But here goes.
Surgery. 2 out of 3 doctors around there are rather dismissive of patient concerns, and they don't seem to want to refer you when you request it. Unless they really have to. I had to argue the point to get an Xray on my back to see what happened to it as its very painful, and also for a heart echo scan, which I never got the heart echo scan. You have to practically argue with them to get a referral. And the surgery lost my Mother In Laws hospital paperwork for her heart medications, luckily brother in law had a copy of this himself. The other doctor there she seemed to be good and listened and cared but I only saw her once and then left this practise as she was hard to get appointments with anyway, and the other doctors I felt rather let down and very unsupported by them.
Parkers Row Practise I recently joined them. I have seen 3 doctors so far and had my first appointment with the Osteopath for my back pain. 2 Doctors there have been very good to me so far and listened to my concerns and also got me the tests I wanted to do with my health. I am so relieved that finally I will have a heart echo scan cause my ankles and legs have fluid in them, as heart slight enlargement.