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Re: Prof Davies.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:39 pm
by Harley
Blimey Linz, I hope you get commission :wink:

Re: Prof Davies.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:14 am
by LinzWorld
Lol, hardly. :) I'm just very grateful to him for helping me as he did.

A lot of the info is applicable to any doctor you see though, so I send it out to people seeing various consultants, not just Prof Davies.

Re: Prof Davies.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:24 pm
by fluffyhelen9999
Im planning on seeing him privately in the new year... (am lucky that Ive got a health plan which Im hoping will pay out - although I shall have to check this before I go ahead or Ill have to do the NHS thing).
I am yet to be diagnosed yet - do you think he will be able to do this?? I Just have all the symptoms and was previously under a horrible Rheumy? Sp?? who basically said I was mad and that fm / me etc didnt exist and as most of my blood tests were normal and I look fairly healthy then I must be fine :roll:
Even my GP has been useless, It took me 3 months to get the strenth and courage enough to go back to ask for a re referal only to be told my symptoms are too vague for her to do a referal :evil: and to come back and see her next week :dunno:
Soooo, Ive worked out I don't actually need to go back to see my GP if I see him privately :D
Im also fairly lucky that I live on the outskirts of London anyway so I should be able to get a train up and then either walk if I have enough energy or get a cab (I avoid the tube like the plague).
Helen

Re: Prof Davies.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:15 am
by bookworm
Hi all,

For those that cannot afford or do the journey to Prof Davies, could I just mention a wonderful consultant at wrightington hospital. His name is Dr Grennan and he is brilliant. He is so gentle and explains everything. He listens and understands where you are coming from and is very thorough with his examination and consultation.
I mention this as I know there are many that cannot do the trip if they are from the north and thought it may be easier for them to get to Wrightington Wigan. The physio team there are also well trained in fibro patients and again understand the effects of fibro.
I am lucky that I have a lovely gp who also listens well and understands fibro - so I am hoping that between the pair of them and my own determination to have as 'normal' a life as possible, that we will get somewhere. :grouphug:

Re: Prof Davies.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:15 am
by LuvCats
For anyone who'se seen Prof' Davies, does he send you a copy of the letter he sends to your gp?
Or is it a case of having to ask when you see him?
Thankyou. :P

Re: Prof Davies.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:22 pm
by LinzWorld
If you ask, he'll get Ana to send you copies. I've never had issues getting the GP letters, but sometimes he needs chasing on things and Ana (who books the appointments) is the best person to do this.

Re: Prof Davies.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:14 pm
by LuvCats
Thankyou, I'll ask on the day. :D

Re: Prof Davies.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:19 pm
by Sally_x
Please can I just ask where this prof is based pleased?? As myself and my da dare trying to find "good" places to help me as having no luck atm

Re: Prof Davies.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:33 pm
by LinzWorld
Prof Davies heads the NHS FM Clinic at Guys Hospital in London and also has private clinics in London, Oxford and Bristol.

Re: Prof Davies.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:53 pm
by Sally_x
Thank you :)

Re: Prof Davies.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:08 pm
by Sophiex
I was wondering, can you see Prof Davies privately without being referred by your GP?

Re: Prof Davies.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:28 pm
by fluffyhelen9999
from what I can work out yes! (tho on NHS you need to be referred)... To help though when I do get round to seeing him, Im taking along all copies of letters from my last useless consultant and also copies of blood test results.

Re: Prof Davies.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:21 pm
by LuvCats
Yes you don't need a gp referal if you're going private.
I'm going to see the Prof' on friday.
You also get reduced fees if you're on any benefits. :D

Re: Prof Davies.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:11 pm
by fluffyhelen9999
does anyone know what benefits they ask for for the reduced fee's?? We get working tax credit / child tax credit?? but no others.

Also, how quickly do you normally get private appointments?? Im not bothering trying until the new year.
thanks

Re: Prof Davies.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:22 pm
by LuvCats
Hi I could've got a private appointment witin a week if I wanted it.
I get DLA, ESA and industrial injuries benefit and I qualify for the reduced fees.
It's best you ring and enquire but I was told that "any benefits", not just means tested would qualify you for the reduced fees. :tongueout: