Some advice please

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Some advice please

Postby sara.lesley.goodman » Fri May 09, 2014 9:32 am

hi,i really need some advice!i will apologies in advance as this is quit long.i have had a 10inch by 4inch patch on my left outer thigh that is numb and has shooting pains,also feels like its being cut.i have had this since last oct.i also have had ringing in my ears since last nov.both my upper legs go numb when i lay down but my right leg gets the feeling back once I'm up.

i have asked for a home visit from the doctor 3 times now the last time being when the surgery rang me to see how the new patches were going.i explained all this and was told a doctor would be out by the end of the week,that was April 30.i have agoraphobia and have never been to the surgery,but we have a new doctor and I can't get her to visit me.i now haven't seen a doctor since 14 may 2013!i really don't know what to do,i would like an MRI.sorry for the rambling post.




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Re: Some advice please

Postby dejay » Fri May 09, 2014 10:40 am

Hi, the only thing that i can think of is, our surgery has 3 doctors who will talk to you over the phone and either give prescription to pick up or make a appoitment to see you,does your surgery have any thing like this , because of your problems, you need to speak to a doctor, ask if this is possible there must be other people who cant go to there surgery,i dont know if this is much help to you, i realy hope you can find the help you need, love
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Re: Some advice please

Postby Lindilou » Fri May 09, 2014 12:28 pm

I am positive that your doc is obliged to visit you, surely?
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Re: Some advice please

Postby FluppyPuffy » Fri May 09, 2014 1:03 pm

Lindilou wrote:I am positive that your doc is obliged to visit you, surely?

According to netdoctor.co.uk when it comes to home visits
Many patients believe there is an automatic right to a home visit from a GP between 8am and 6.30pm, but this is not the case.

Doctors will always encourage people to come into the surgery because this is where the best care can be provided. Specialist equipment is there, tests can be carried out more easily and drugs issued if necessary.

GPs tend to visit a patient at home when:

the patient is confined due to illness or disability
urgent treatment can be given more quickly by visiting.

The one thing guaranteed to damage a doctor-patient relationship is to ask for a home visit when it's not medically necessary and then be out when the doctor arrives at your home.

In the time it takes to see one person at home, your GP can see between two and four patients at the surgery.

For this reason, if you request a home visit, your GP may call you back to find out more about your problem before deciding to come out

And looking at some random GP surgery websites, the calling back to find out more before deciding to come out seems to be the approach used by many.

I would have thought that you should have at least had a call back from a GP to talk thru what you are experiencing etc. A look on your surgery website should tell you what their policy is relating to home visits. From there, and using what has {or hasn't} happened to/for you, it could give you the grounds for a complaint, and quite often, mentioning that you feel you have cause to make a complaint can give them a kick up the jacksie and get things working more suitably for you.
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Re: Some advice please

Postby sara.lesley.goodman » Fri May 09, 2014 4:10 pm

Thankyou for your advice,i just rang the doctors and have been told to ring on Wednesday to talk to the nurse as she was the person i spoke to on the 30th.thankyou all again,you gave me the courage to call as i thought i was just being a nuisance to the doctor.

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Re: Some advice please

Postby Lindilou » Fri May 09, 2014 4:54 pm

sara.lesley.goodman wrote:Thankyou for your advice,i just rang the doctors and have been told to ring on Wednesday to talk to the nurse as she was the person i spoke to on the 30th.thankyou all again,you gave me the courage to call as i thought i was just being a nuisance to the doctor.

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You are NEVER a nuisance, if you need a doc you get one ! :hugs:
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