"Poor follow-up appointment"
About: Exmouth Health Service Exmouth Health Service Exmouth 6707
Posted by octansje48 (as ),
Recently I had an appointment at Exmouth Hospital in the late morning. I went to see the doctor due to my insurance paperwork and to assess the injuries I suffered during a near-fatal dirt bike accident last year. I had pins in my hips, pins in my arm, and my shoulder keeps dislocating every time I lift my arm above my head. The insurance company asked if there had been any medical improvements since being signed off work a few months ago. When this doctor questioned me about any treatment for my dislocated arm, they told me that I was lazy and why should I be sat on government money (personal opinions are not why I came to the doctors). I was informed that I was just being lazy for not driving down to Carnarvon to see the physio (because the local physio was having a baby at this time). Carnarvon is about 4 hours each way and being called lazy for not driving 8 hours a day, twice a week or even asked to do it in the first place.
My hip is still swollen up and there is a lot of fluid around the pins (the doctor was told three times about my swollen hip), and I was informed by the doctor that they examined it six months ago and there was no need to look at it again. They wouldn’t listen to any concerns. My parent also raised their concerns and was also given the same response about seeing it six months ago (I am so glad they were not the treating doctor when I was first admitted to the emergency ward at Exmouth Hospital). The doctor refused to give me any medical certificate and didn’t want to listen that I had signed off work until a few months from now.
At the end of the day, I went to the doctors for a medical opinion as requested by the insurance company, not to be given personal opinions or be called lazy for not driving 8 hours a day, twice a week.