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Re: [IPk] NON D Question for any GPs or someone who knows the answer


I don't know if it is the same at your daughter's GP practice but I did
manage to change my GP in Marlow (where I live).

I was with the same GP for quite a few years and I must admit whatever I
went to him for the answer was always the same "It is because of your
diabetes so live with it", even for chest infections etc.  I put up with
this for years, even seeing him with my eldest child who is now 5.  When I
had my second child (now aged 3) he wasn't growing at an acceptable rate and
is still extremely small for his age.  He was also getting bruises in
strange places and I wanted it investigated (especially as I had watched my
father had died of leukemia).  When he eventually referred my son to the
hospital for tests I noticed that the letter he had used to refer me also
stated that I was a neurotic mother.  That was the final straw!  At the end
of the day your children are sacred and should be cared for any which way
you can so I spoke to our Doctors Practice Manager and changed not only me
but also my children to a lovely female doctor.  I have been much happier in
our treatment.

Hope she gets on ok.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jackie Jacombs" <email @ redacted>
To: "Insulin Pump List" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 10:55 PM
Subject: [IPk] NON D Question for any GPs or someone who knows the answer

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> Sorry this is not really to do with diabetes. but I don't know who to ask.
>  I have an older daughter of 23 who lives in Slough, about 2 hours away
> where I live. I have been a
> bit concerned about her.
>  She has been unwell on and off for a while and her GP (male) does not
seem to
> be interested in helping
>  her. She is quite intimidated and scared of him and hence has not been to
> him for a while How easy
>  is it to find another GP and how do you go about changing your GP??
> she cant see another GP
>  in her practice as you have to see your own GP unless its a dire
emergency. She
> has had spells of
>  intense stomach pain with vomiting this has happened quite a few times
> couple of weeks, it lasts
>  for 24 hours then has gone but it always seems to come back she was
crying with
> pain the last time. Its
>  not as if she has been to see him very often but she says that he seems
> think that she's making up
>  symptoms, when ever she goes to see him about anything. She says she
> feels that she is being a
> nuisance and a time waster.  She rarely has time off work.
>  He doesn't seem a very sympathetic GP. Another woman, who works with my
> daughter, went to see this GP as
>  she had had a very bad cough for over 3 months. She thought that in view
of the
> time she had been
>  coughing she should go. Apparently the GP said, without any examination,
> do you expect me to do,
>  its just a cough! He then turned around and started typing on the
computer and
> without looking up told
> her to leave.
>  If my daughter goes to another GP does she have to say why she wants to
> Will there be problems
>  about being accepted by another GP? Anyone know? Do you have to phone
> Jackie Jacombs
> email @ redacted
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