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"My daughter who has autoimmune Hepatitis was told to smile at the sun."

About: GPs in the Leichhardt Electoral District

(as a parent/guardian),

My daughter and I went to a GP to get the results of her monthly blood tests. Her usual Specialist was away for Christmas break and we went through a local GP service. This doctor has been at the practice for many years. The bloods were collected and we attended the appointment for the steroid dosing she needed.

This doctor unbelievably told my daughter she should stop all her medication and smile at the sun 10 times every morning. He said all she required was natural light therapy. My daughter has 75% cirrhosis of her liver along with multiple complications and at the age of 23 will required a liver transplant. He was reluctant to give us her blood results despite her being in the care of a professor and felt he could handle the situation.

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