"Disgusted with a doctor's attitude"
About: Box Hill Hospital Box Hill Hospital Box Hill 3128
Posted by POAUG07 (as ),
I am referring to my appointment at Box Hill Hospital Rheumatology. I was literally disgusted at the attitude of a particular doctor. Being referred to a specialist for problems in your joints by your local GP means you need outside help, when seen by this so called specialist I was given attitude which I struggled to comprehend. They didn't seem too interested that my ankle was swollen and that I have problems with my joints.
After approx. 15 minutes of seeing them, I believe their exact words to me were I am a busy person and haven't got time for people with this issue. I am there to treat a problem that is getting worse and in turn get a doctor with attitude. The doctor was of no help to me as I have seen what feels like hundreds of GP's and so called specialists for this ongoing problem hoping for an outcome with no avail.
Upon leaving I asked for a medical certificate as I was unable to work because of my swollen ankle for the three days, the doctor rudely said the girls at the front desk would do this which they did. As they went to get the doctor to sign it the doctor crossed off the days and only gave me one for that morning which I found to be disrespectful.
Upon my next appointment I do not want to see this doctor and suggest they be spoken to about their arrogant attitude towards patients.