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GP willing to refer to specialist in Canberra?

By Watson 14 September 2011 41

I don’t want to post the whole story here, but I want to take my daughter to see a specialist at the Sydney Westmead hospital. I called them, described the problem to them and they seemed confident that they could help us. However, the GP I last saw would not give me a referral.

Can anyone recommend a GP who is less stingy with referrals? I don’t want to have to use trial and error and pay a fortune to get this referral.

Please spare me any lectures. I am at my wits end and my child needs specialist help.

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MrForthright 9:42 pm 15 Aug 12

Watson is being unfairly criticised. The so-called trained professionals someone referred to are not always very professional. Ever been prescribed a medication that doesn’t work? So you go back and say that, and the response is “take another course” or “double the dose and keep going”. Pure laziness. Eventually you are so sick they ask the question “have you ever had this before?”. “Yes”. Oh. How many times have I been mis-diagnosed? Several. And do they ever ask if you have ever had scans or x-rays or particular tests and could they see the relevant results. No. And my Dad was in the Pharmaceutical industry for 50 years. He said doctors have shares in pharmaceutical companies. Hence the over-prescribing which costs the nation a bomb and also has the desirable effect of getting you out of the consulting room quickly.

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