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You are overall pleased with your doctor, or unpleased, time to change? 7 months 1 week ago #3946613

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The medical profession as a whole surely has doctors, staffs, and a team we
trust. It is an individual perception we each have be it positive or negative.

How do you feel about the medical professionals caring for you.


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You are overall pleased with your doctor, or unpleased, time to change? 7 months 1 week ago #3946614

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For myself and any medical/health needs or treatments, I can say that it has
been perhaps an even split between being pleased, and not being pleased.

I chose and stay with those doctors/professionals that I feel compatible with
and after taking time to build a decent patient and doctor relationship. When
and if that does not occur over reasonable time, I change my health
care professional, and look to secure one whom I trust, and that I feel
is a better match for myself.
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You are overall pleased with your doctor, or unpleased, time to change? 7 months 1 week ago #3946666

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Yes, but I miss having a doctor who I know. Our GP surgery is now an integrated practice and it seems like there are different doctors on duty each time I visit. I miss the doctor / patient relationship I used to have pre pandemic. Overall, though, the practice is fairly efficient.
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You are overall pleased with your doctor, or unpleased, time to change? 7 months 1 week ago #3946670

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Overall we are satisfied with our GP practice.

Non urgent requests you can request a call back, and more often than not get a next day appointment, if not with the doctor, with one of the Practice Nurses.
More urgent requests will get a call back from the doctor on duty who will make an appointment there and then for you to come in that day.

A few weeks ago, I requested a call back online, the Doctor rang me at 09.30 that morning and made an appointment to see him at 11. 40 that same day.

Our surgery is very efficient.
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You are overall pleased with your doctor, or unpleased, time to change? 7 months 1 week ago #3946682

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We have two doctor surgeries one in town and a new build one a small drive away, we always ask for the second one as the disabled parking is next to the entrance, the main surgery car park underground then a lift to halfway then a second lift to the doctors.
As for the doctors, they are fine but getting younger, my wife says it is me getting older.
I could get to the town docs by my mobility scooter in about 15 minutes.
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You are overall pleased with your doctor, or unpleased, time to change? 7 months 1 week ago #3946759

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We have four large surgeries in my market town in Warwickshire. i've been with the same surgery since moving here in 2010, its ok but not perfect.

My sister who lives in a small town in north Yorkshire, is having awful problems with her surgery at the moment, and it's the only surgery for miles around, so they have no choice but to stay there.
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You are overall pleased with your doctor, or unpleased, time to change? 7 months 1 week ago #3946762

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I would say they are okay.
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The GPs at my surgery are reasonable enough...if a little hasty/dismissive sometimes. Trying to contact the surgery is simply frustrating.... You get a message as to where you are in the queue for your call to be answered i.e. "You are number 25 in the queue....your call will be answered as soon as someone is available...please hold or call back later"
20 mins later you're still on 'hold' but you may have got to No.5 in the queue at at least.
You do have to be patient to be one. :S
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First off, I wish to say it is very important to stay involved / have input in your medical care decisions, do not just agree to just whatever your doctor suggests, second opinions are highly recommended. I find the medical profession to be more business oriented than patient oriented, Years ago you had a family doctor, and that doctor took care of everything and only handed you off if a specialist was needed. In 2009 I was diagnosed with colon cancer, with in days I was in the hospital for tests ( colonoscopy.....blood....ect....ect) and my family doctor was there the whole way. I am completely deaf in one ear(right), I have tinnitus., recently I started having signs of tinnitus.in my left ear. and I tried to get an appt with my ENT, it would not be until November when he could see me, luckily the symptoms went away after a few days. . Today you are bounced around from one specialist to another and doctors seem more interested in prescribing medicines. I believe our biggest problems today is we are reliant too much on MDs, when we should be seeing DOs, MDs concentrate on treating the the condition, while DOs , Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, complete four years of osteopathic medical school, with an emphasis on preventive medicine and comprehensive patient care. They are trained to recognize the interrelated unity among all systems of the body, each working with the other to promote overall health and wellness.
I have an excellent cardiologist and neurologist, both I have had for years.


I do not use VA doctors / health facilities they are so over saturated and underfunded it is ridiculous.
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You are overall pleased with your doctor, or unpleased, time to change? 7 months 6 days ago #3947150

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Years ago you had a family doctor, and that doctor took care of everything and only handed you off if a specialist was needed. Words from Senile. AND, I agree..

Things sure have changed over the years.

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