I have been trying, without success, to get my 6-year-old daughter in with an ophthalmologist in Canberra (aside from the Canberra Eye Hospital, where I don’t want to go, as they have such a bad reputation for non-surgical cases).
Several recommended Drs are either not taking new patients, or have recently retired, apparently leaving me with only the option to go to Sydney. Before I take this step, I thought I would ask RiotACTers whether there is anyone they know of in Canberra who is interested in non-surgical cases, is friendly and thorough and sees children.
Drs Walker, Pluschke and Pluschke have all recently retired and Dr Lones seems to have gone too, Dr Dickson doesn’t see children and Dr Tridgell only takes certain kinds of patients (not general review).
Does anyone have any experience of Dr Ian Sykes (Mawson) assuming he is still in practice? Or Dr Smiles (Deakin) or Dr Wolfe (Kingston)?
We are seeing the GP for referral on Thursday, so I would like to know by then whether I can get in locally, or whether I need to ask her to refer us to Sydney.
Thanks in anticipation!!