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Finally got the rheumy appointment through!

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Re: Finally got the rheumy appointment through!

Postby Ldyalb » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:12 pm

I think Flup's right about taking out health insurance. If you do wish to go private it would probably be best to get an initial appointment and hopefully get yourself a diagnosis from there.

I think the first step is to speak to your GP. There's no point forking out for a private appointment is any diagnosis and treatment plan won't be accepted by the NHS. So check what will happen if you get diagnosed privately.

I know someone who is pretty senior in the NHS and he has said that sometimes getting a private treatment plan is an effective route as an NHS Dr should then implement it - but best to check with your GP first else you'll be disappointed and several hundred quid has been spent for no real purpose.

I haven't been to Edinburgh for years, but I'm assuming it's like London in that it has a wide variety of Hospitals with Rheumatology departments? If so then I think I would try and persue an NHS diagnosis for as long as possible. Hopefully your GP can re-refer you and you can try a different clinic?
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Re: Finally got the rheumy appointment through!

Postby tyrannosauRoss » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:14 pm

I honestly don't know about the hospitals I think there's really only the one I went that does clinics.

Private is really a back up plan, and if it's cheap/I have the money :-P


edit:

Learned today that my brother's GF was at the same clinic on Saturday, going by our descriptions seen by a better doctor that asked more questions and provided a more thorough check over. She's been diagnosed with fibro after her doctor thought it was something else. I didn't even know she suffered from problems as I've never seen any physical attributes to suggest, such as a limp, or heard her complain.
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Re: Finally got the rheumy appointment through!

Postby Sophiex » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:58 pm

I'm sorry you didn't have a positive experience. :( Unfortunately going privately is no guarantee either. I saw a rheumy privately and he wanted to discharge me with a dx of fibro till my bloods indicated RA. I was later told I had both conditions.

Private can add up. I have insurance and I had a blood test which was covered but we still get a bill. It was £210 and it only included a few things! Also, most policies won't cover your pre-existing condition.

It's not all bad though, you are entitled to a 2nd opinion on the NHS.
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Re: Finally got the rheumy appointment through!

Postby tyrannosauRoss » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:02 pm

Cheers Sophie.

Was able to get an appointment with my GP today, moaned at how bad the experience was, but have to wait for the hospital to send the report back which could be upto three weeks!

In the mean time if no-one is able to help me I'll be applying for a blue badge in hope that pain and difficulty walking and getting out of cars, and with a possible cause is enough. So phoned up today for that.
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Re: Finally got the rheumy appointment through!

Postby animalhouse » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:15 am

i got a blue badge and don;t have mobility dla at moment but am appealing.

just explained all my difficulties and not being able to walk far and was successful iwth that one.

hope you get more help with another gp adn keep asking.

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Re: Finally got the rheumy appointment through!

Postby Salgor » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:20 pm

Hi tyrannosauRoss
I am interested to hear what hospital and consultant you saw in Edinburgh as I am also waiting for a consultation at Western General. It sounds as it your experience was really c****y. :swear1:

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Re: Finally got the rheumy appointment through!

Postby tyrannosauRoss » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:30 pm

I honestly can't remember his name. He was maybe mid thirties at the oldest and had shaggy stubble and "normal" build, this was at the Western.

From looking at Spire's website it wasn't either of the two consultants listed there. If I remember in three weeks time I'll ask my GP for his name. Good luck with yours!
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Re: Finally got the rheumy appointment through!

Postby Salgor » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:55 pm

Hi Ross, just checked paperwork and it is a Dr. M Jones I am going to see.

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Re: Finally got the rheumy appointment through!

Postby tyrannosauRoss » Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:07 pm

I've checked my appointment paperwork and there's no sign of any names.
As far as my memory is concerned the guy who I saw was doctor bubbleywubllyhooblestank.
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Re: Finally got the rheumy appointment through!

Postby shazq » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:37 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: Ross
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Re: Finally got the rheumy appointment through!

Postby Salgor » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:19 pm

:crazy: :crazy: :crazy: Ross, I wouldn't be able to pronounce his name on a bad day !!

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Re: Finally got the rheumy appointment through!

Postby tyrannosauRoss » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:53 pm

Now I really want a doctor with that name =[

I don't mean to cause him offense, I honestly just mean that I don't have any clue what his name was.
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Re: Finally got the rheumy appointment through!

Postby tyrannosauRoss » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:38 pm

Been meaning to tell you guys I've been referred back for a second opinion.

Even the doctors (when I turned up on the morning, somehow it changed to a different doctor that didn't know my case) reviewed the letter from rheumy they weren't even impressed with it. He even hinted at complaining to the hospital/trust.

My parents have even suggested to write to Nicola Sturgeon about it as there's been a recent case in NHS Lothian of poeple getting cut from waiting lists and hospitals being dodgey about their waiting times and fobbing off patients...sorry brain has shut down.
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Re: Finally got the rheumy appointment through!

Postby Ldyalb » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:39 am

I'm glad your GP is being pro-active about this. :fingerscrossed: you get a better Rheumy next time.

No harm in complaining about it to the Trust. At the end of the day being a Dr is an unusual job in the sense that your employer can't watch over you all day, like they can with say an admin assistant, or a secretary. They rely on patients to let them know if someone they've hired isn't doing a good job as they can't have someone supervising every appointment, and all correspondence sent out. They need us to say 'they didn't listen/didn't take me seriously/just left me to get on with it' etc.
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Re: Finally got the rheumy appointment through!

Postby FluppyPuffy » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:05 pm

Hope you can get some proper answers this time Ross :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing:


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