Friday, 14 June 2013

Day 97

The thing that happens by the time you reach the age of thirty-nine, is that people who are police officers and doctors become younger than you. Today at my doctors appointment my doctor was indeed younger than me. I also now see that although the younger doctors are qualified, they just do not have the experience to know much about a condition, such as mine allergy and do not have a clue how to treat you or what to prescribe.

This is the second new doctor I have seen at our surgery in the last few months and I have to say there is a pattern. First it is when you go in and they are still tapping on their computer. They have their back to you and when you give them a cheery "Good morning" they still have not lifted their gaze from their computer--they do not look at you. They do not listen to you either. No conversation back either, well not much anyway. Neither of these doctors even looked and examined my skin even though I told them I had an allergy rash. Neither doctor had bothered to read my notes or they would see there is actually advice from my specialist what to prescribe me and all about my condition. But the worst thing was they had to keep looking everything up in a handbook. I know maybe I am being too hard, dear Reader, but I want to have confidence in a doctor who knows what they are doing and can keep my allergy under control. 

It would be a lot easier if I could book in to see one of the other two great doctors who have been fantastic and always seem to have a good plan in place. I know this might come with experience for the younger doctors, but with an allergy you just cannot afford to wait around. You need it bringing under control quickly. You need to know you are in good hands.

Our doctors now have a system that you have to call before 8.30 am on a morning for an appointment, and then you do get one the same day. But for me it would be easier to keep seeing the same doctor again and again (one of the good ones). But the system gives you the doctor and you can no longer book in with a doctor that you would like to see.

I have now come again away from the doctors disappointed in knowing that I have not got anything to make my skin better after my bad allergic reaction last Sunday.

What's up Doc????

Evening all x x x

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