jonnyp42 wrote:Who would Be?Davies wrote:Agree with above. Avoid Mill Street like the plague.
The doctor, it's the same one, he's the boss, I can name him if anyone wants, was vile to me, refused me medication prescribed by two consultants because he didn't want it on his budget and lied to a third who replaced one of the first two who was off sick, so he didn't have to prescribe this drug which left me without treatment and in great pain for months. I subsequently had to have an operation I might not otherwise have needed and then this went badly wrong.
Dr C also refused to treat a kidney infection and excruciating earache/sore throat apparently simply on the grounds that he didn't like me in spite of the fact I was unfailingly polite no matter how vile he was because I needed his help. Not that I ever got it. I went to Medicentre in Waterloo who actually did urine tests on the spot and looked at my throat and were horrified with the state of both. A short course of antibiotics fixed me up and it all cost a fortune.
He also gave me incorrect information about an eye problem I consulted him on which could have cost me my sight if things had deteriorated and if I hadn't already had excellent and contradictory advice from an optician who was a lot more thorough.
I got the clear impression the very last time I was there before moving to another practice that the locum GP I saw that time hated him too. She gave me some good advice and then got out her prescription pad and asked me what I wanted. I wasn't short of much (asthma, need regular scripts) but she insisted on writing out prescriptions for large amounts of inhalers for me. In retrospect I am profoundly grateful to her. Those inhalers kept me going for years. It's hard to get the good ones these days.
I'm now at another practice. It's not great. One or two good doctors, one or two terrible doctors, one or two average.
I had a great GP for years when I lived in South West London. I hardly ever had to visit her. My health has really suffered since moving to Southwark.
Dr C left me mistrusting and disliking doctors generally.
Interesting -- I was referring to my experience of Dr C. It seems we both had very similar experiences.
He's only interested in his 'Quality Outcomes' if you're not within one of the groups covered by those narrow NHS measures of success you might as well not exist.
I did contact the PCT who seemed genuinely alarmed by my experience but pretty much admitted that there was nothing they could do other than broker a reconciliation. Strangely I wasn't interested.
markadams99 wrote:Biggish practice. One or two really good doctors, some average, one or two terrible.Any views on Parker Street?
Davies wrote:Funnily enough that's exactly what both my French colleagues do. After one interaction with NHS gynaecological provision one of them said she would rather die on the train than step foot in an NHS hospital again...If you get really ill, get on the Eurostar and go to France or Brussels.
jonnyp42 wrote:Davies wrote:Funnily enough that's exactly what both my French colleagues do. After one interaction with NHS gynaecological provision one of them said she would rather die on the train than step foot in an NHS hospital again...If you get really ill, get on the Eurostar and go to France or Brussels.
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