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Thursday 16 June 2011 7.07pm
Here is information about my previous doctors. The Grange Road Practise for anyone in that area wishing to register with them.

In my opinion

Dr Ejiji I found to be more concerned with the costs to the NHS on referrals then the patients needs, health and well being. A bit stand offish. Didn't find him easy to talk to at all, no compassion or concerns for patient, and made you feel that you wasn't important. He lost my vote at the first half.

Dr Khan He is very good on the medicine side when issue of tablets and will tell you what goes with what or don't and will go thru that with you. While he is easier to talk to and will listen, but not very reassuring when patient is worried about something.

Dr Haider is new to that practise and I only saw her once. She was very easy to chat to, made you feel like a friend, that you was welcome but found her very hard to get an appointment with as she only works day and a half she told me.

Locum I never saw this doctor but my Mother in law did and the advice he told her was very bad in my opinion. Everyone who heard it was totally disgusted and what he advised was even dangerous for an 86 year old lady to do with dementia.

But the problem with them are that they dont seem to want to do letters for patients when it comes to DLA and other benefits when benefits request letters from doctors. We all know that the benefits are not going to pay out 90 to get your medical records and if the doctors do not produce these then you can fail the benefit over no doctor support. As this did happen with me. They told me they were not allowed to do the letters. And as to other opinion, they do not seem to like referring patients to specialists unless they really really have to.

Hope this helps.
This is just my own opinion and they say opinions vary so maybe if you did join this you can judge for yourself and you may agree or disagree with me. But we all try dont we, until we find the right doctor for us.
Thursday 16 June 2011 9.41pm
beingjdc wrote:
markadams99 wrote:
Surgeries recommended here refuse to take me as I live in Shad Thames, outside their catchment area half a mile away.

Parker's Row would presumably take you, on that basis?

http://www.drsabhatti.co.uk/

If so then I'd say this about them and you can pick and choose based on what's wrong with you (I've been ill a lot...) although Dr Bhatti himself I have never had an appointment with.

Dr Das is, while not very old, in the old school of medicine, efficient, perhaps a bit bossy, will know what he thinks is best (though that may well be telling you to go away and wait to get better).

Dr Somalingham is an older lady, the least fluent English speaker of the practice though good enough for most purposes and better than a lot of medical professionals I've seen. Quite helpful when you're seeking a referral, which sometimes GPs can obstruct in this day of internal markets.

Dr Paul is a younger woman - late thirties perhaps? Fluent English once you adjust to her accent, and much keener to involve you in what's going on with your care, probably has a fallback career as a counsellor if anything goes wrong with the medical employment market. She would undoubtedly tell you you are handsome and healthy, even if it's a lie.

The nurse at the practice is adamant that I have high blood pressure, though I strongly suspect that this is because whenever I have my blood pressure taken I have just had to use the tube. I didn't have high blood pressure when I had it checked at St Thomas' open day, nor in ASDA.
Some docs you mentioned are not at the practise anymore, according to their website.
Sunday 19 June 2011 11.52am
I'd like to find out about the 'outside ' the catchment area is going, I read about it last year somewhere and even made a post on here about it, about a fortnight ago there was more reports about it going through.

G.P's shewn were against it, muttering about patient knowledge etc., all I know is that when I go to see my g.p. he has all the info from various hospitals concerning me on his screen, so if info.is shared between g.p. and hospital why not between different g.p's?

Even now it is a nightmare to get an appointment quickly, I phoned on tuesday for an appointment because I had a septic throat,swollen glands etc., and was told the next available appointment was Monday at 5pm! As I have to take immune suppressants and have underlying illness which infection makes far worse I got an emergency appointment for Thursday! sorry no Friday and when I got there the flipping surgery only had 2 patients in the waiting room...and there are 2 g.p.'s....

whinge over :-)
Monday 14 November 2011 5.19pm
I'm going to register with the new Bermondsey Spa Medical Practice in Old Jamaica Road, next to the MedicX Pharmacy http://www.medicxpharmacy.com/patients/news/id/61

I previously had Dr. Zigmond which has his surgery in St. James Church, but their opening hours don't suit a person with a job (9.30 to 16.30, with 2 hours lunch break..) plus I found their staff/Gps a bit distant/unhelful.

The new Artesian Health Center in Grange Road looks good, but I want to give a try to the Bermondsey Spa one.
Friday 3 February 2012 2.43pm
Ladywriter1968 wrote:
beingjdc wrote:
markadams99 wrote:
Surgeries recommended here refuse to take me as I live in Shad Thames, outside their catchment area half a mile away.

Parker's Row would presumably take you, on that basis?

http://www.drsabhatti.co.uk/

If so then I'd say this about them and you can pick and choose based on what's wrong with you (I've been ill a lot...) although Dr Bhatti himself I have never had an appointment with.

Dr Das is, while not very old, in the old school of medicine, efficient, perhaps a bit bossy, will know what he thinks is best (though that may well be telling you to go away and wait to get better).

Dr Somalingham is an older lady, the least fluent English speaker of the practice though good enough for most purposes and better than a lot of medical professionals I've seen. Quite helpful when you're seeking a referral, which sometimes GPs can obstruct in this day of internal markets.

Dr Paul is a younger woman - late thirties perhaps? Fluent English once you adjust to her accent, and much keener to involve you in what's going on with your care, probably has a fallback career as a counsellor if anything goes wrong with the medical employment market. She would undoubtedly tell you you are handsome and healthy, even if it's a lie.

The nurse at the practice is adamant that I have high blood pressure, though I strongly suspect that this is because whenever I have my blood pressure taken I have just had to use the tube. I didn't have high blood pressure when I had it checked at St Thomas' open day, nor in ASDA.
Some docs you mentioned are not at the practise anymore, according to their website.
I joined DR Bhatti last year, thanks for info, I have found them very helpful so far with my health issues, they have moved to Old Jamaica Road now.
Thursday 9 February 2012 12.46pm
FWIW, I would recommend the Mill Street Surgery.

1 Wolseley Street London SE1 2BP

The receptionist can be a tad surly, and it depends on the doctor you see, but all in all it's a good place with long openeing hours and I have never had to wait too long for an appointment.

I would recommend Dr Karen Bailey.
Thursday 9 February 2012 1.21pm
Falmouth Rd surgery is very good. So is Princess st. surgery, which has many doctors, locum, and nurses.
Monday 13 February 2012 5.33pm
Following advice from here I've ust registered at the Princess Street Group Surgery.

Lots of doctors by the look of it. Does anyone have any thoughts on them - any to avoid?

I don't mind a male or female doctor. I have a slight hearing problem so strong accents or mumblers can be a challenge.
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