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    Very uncaring and unprofessional I think

    Not very happy and unprofessional in my opinion. I rang my Neurologist today as my last appointment was a telehealth appointment over the phone. Normally his consulting rooms reception ring me to make another appointment. Since August no one has rang me, even when I rang them before my recent hospital stay, he didn't return my call. So today I rang the consulting rooms only to be told he has moved to NZ and is not practising in Australia any more. I think it is very unprofessional not to be told this earlier. Now I need to get referred to some one else and go through every thing from the beginning again.


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    mmmm ....not happy Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramblingboy42 View Post
    mmmm ....not happy Jan
    My GP rang from home this evening and he wasn't very happy happy Jan either as e referred him. Even he was unaware until told him.


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    My wife suffers from depression & anxiety, This sounds like my wife's Psychiatrist, since Covid he only dose phone consults , if she has an appointment for 10am she is lucky if he calls by 10.30 , most times he is 1 to 1.5 hr's late & sometimes dose not call at all . If we call to find out when he will be calling no one ever answers the phone & when she leaves a message on one will ever call back. This dose not help the anxiety at all. We have looked for another Psychiatrists but none are taking any more patients so we have to stick with him. Back when we could visit him he was always running late & the hospital he works you have to pay for parking before parking & when he is late you receive a heavy fine in the post , I always allowed an extra hour & some times that was not enough. When he changes her medication he never sends a letter to our GP so when she needs a repeat she has to try to get on to the Psychiatrist & some times runs out of medication while waiting to get back to her.
    Finding a good caring doctor is like trying to find a good LR mechanic & unfortunately they eventually retire , our GP is near that time & is catching up on all his long service leave so he tends to be away more & more.

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    My Doc has referred me to another neurologist, but when we rang to book an appoint there no appointments available until May next year!.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roverlord off road spares View Post
    My Doc has referred me to another neurologist, but when we rang to book an appoint there no appointments available until May next year!.
    Ask if you can be on the waiting list for appointments for that one and ask your Doc for another option.

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    Its absolutely awful they do this. I had one of mine do the same! We were mid way through tests and investigations. Not even got results. He always made the appointments, then I never heard again. Waited a bit then tried chase it up, and he'd moved interstate! The offices should have absolutely let clients know!

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    The waiting lists are a joke too. It's not good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epic_Dragon View Post
    The waiting lists are a joke too. It's not good
    My Doctors get me to chat to other practice managers at time- Just saying It works best if your Doctor calls the specialist mobile number for a chat. If your Doc doesnt have that secret number it is the whims of the waiting lists. If the issue is serious push it. If not be patient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roverlord off road spares View Post
    Not very happy and unprofessional in my opinion. I rang my Neurologist today as my last appointment was a telehealth appointment over the phone. Normally his consulting rooms reception ring me to make another appointment. Since August no one has rang me, even when I rang them before my recent hospital stay, he didn't return my call. So today I rang the consulting rooms only to be told he has moved to NZ and is not practising in Australia any more. I think it is very unprofessional not to be told this earlier. Now I need to get referred to some one else and go through every thing from the beginning again.
    Not surprised, it seems to happen a lot when the practicing person says "Up yours I'm off to greener/richer pastures" but does not tell anyone but the staff.


    Has happened about 4 times here that I know about (but not yet to me)

    Folk have a GP for years & they can't even have the courtesy to advise patients of them moving on. It was put to me that if the Practice is sold then it can reduce the stock of clients thereby devaluing the sale price. Dunno, just seems a bit odd & rude not to tell people.

    Neurologist ? Maybe he/she needs their head looked at?


    Who has access to & owns your notes, btw?

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