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I hate my doctor and need to rant

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Aimsmum Fri 06-May-05 21:43:19

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NotQuiteCockney Fri 06-May-05 21:50:29

This is horrendous! Complaining and changing sounds very sensible.

You're meant to put an 18-month-old in a salt-water bath three times a day for four weeks?!?

Bellie Fri 06-May-05 21:52:05

Aimsmum - so sorry to hear that you have had to go through this today - but well done for complaining.
your doctor seems to be very short sighted and not helpful at all - definately change surgeries!

Aimsmum Fri 06-May-05 21:53:02

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KBear Fri 06-May-05 21:58:19

He sounds like an idiot and it sounds like you need a new GP! I'm not surprised you are angry. Good luck with finding a new one and getting your DD looked after properly.

QueenEagle Fri 06-May-05 21:58:39

This doctor sounds as though he's still in the dark ages. Well done to you for standing up for yourself, you sound as though you were quite restrained. Good on you for changing surgeries too.

tillykins Fri 06-May-05 21:59:53

The man's an idiot - hope your complaint gets something done

NotQuiteCockney Fri 06-May-05 22:04:49

Meat? To cure ear infections? What? Huh?

Maybe you're meant to put meat in her ears?

(A 4-year-old in the bath three times a day is even dafter. What a loon!)

In a strange way, it's a good thing, the antibiotics thing, as it's a concrete complaint that will hopefully get him in trouble, and has spurred you to move to a not-crappy GP.

Aimsmum Fri 06-May-05 22:10:57

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Calmriver Fri 06-May-05 22:54:15

Wish I knew who you doctor was, He must have paid for his med certificate on the street!!!£1 or so.

Poor little thing going through all of that!

My dh would still want to smash his windows!

Aimsmum Sat 07-May-05 11:02:09

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CADS Sat 07-May-05 12:27:44

Aimsmum, now i feel really about complaining about ds ear infections.

Aimsmum Sat 07-May-05 16:38:06

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CADS Sat 07-May-05 16:55:28

Bl**dy unbelievable. Good on you sticking to your guns. Don't know if I could of done it. Actually, if it means my child got better I would walk over hot coals!!!

What is the point of seeing a specialists if GP aren't going to co-operate. I have a friend who had the same problem but the GP just refused to prescribe more antibiotics because he didn't believe in long courses of antibiotics were good for children (15mnth old) and this was despite several letters from the ENT specialist.

FIMAC1 Sat 07-May-05 17:25:04


I can't believe a GP could over-rule a Specialist decision on her treatment, which is what they are doing.... Could you get the Specialist to contact your GP and explain it is part of an ongoing 6 course treatment... it all seems wrong if that is what the hospital have told you is the way they want to treat her problem, esp if it could possibly affect her hearing....

Sorry to hear that she is no better

haven Sat 07-May-05 17:33:48

i didn't read all the replies but this is an outrage....i didn't know if the get mad for you or cry for child....

find another doctor, no child should have to tolerate such neglect from a doctor...

Potty1 Sat 07-May-05 17:35:10

Aimsmum - It's pretty unbelievable that the GP thinks its OKay to overule the consultant

I would certainly contact the consultant and get him to fax over something stroppy to your GP. Also to avoid any further bother ask for a prescription for the whole course and get them un-made up from the pharmacy. Then you can mix them yourself when you need them.

We do this whenever we go on holiday as its pretty much guaranteed that we end up in some strange GP's surgery explaining dd's whole medical history just to get a bottle of Anti-B's.

Aimsmum Sat 07-May-05 17:41:28

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Aimsmum Sat 07-May-05 17:46:13

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SofiaAmes Sun 08-May-05 00:12:48

I was just going to suggest that you get the antibiotics unmade and make them up yourself.
My understanding is that you wouldn't actually poison your dd by giving her out of date antibiotics, but that you wouldn't be helping her as the made up antibiotics don't work if they've been made up for too long.
good luck

hunkermunker Sun 08-May-05 00:15:01

Aimsmum, just seen this and am so on your behalf!

Good on you for complaining and thank goodness you have an appointment for a new GP next week! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Aimsmum Sun 08-May-05 13:11:09

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Louise1980 Sun 08-May-05 13:23:53

I hope you get sorted with your new GP. Ive recently changed surgeries as I felt like I wasnt getting any support with my ds1 who I think have behaviour problems.
Neither the GP or HV were of any use. I was told that as Id had severe PND that it was all my ault and I needed to set stricter rules!!
Since changing Ive had loads more support and apparantly I should be getting more treatment for my IBS which Ive had for 16yrs!!!!!

FIMAC1 Sun 08-May-05 13:26:49

Could you get the Specialist to write out the rest the presciptions - you could even pick them up unmade at the hospital Pharmacy and make them up yourself - bypassing your Surgery altogther. This all seems really wrong that they are over-ruling a Specialists treatment of dd - esp as your GP has not been able to sort her out!

Aimsmum Sun 08-May-05 13:46:00

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