"3 hour wait then dispute over treatment"
About: Cowes Phillip Island Health Hub Cowes Phillip Island Health Hub Cowes 3922
Posted by capricornushm48 (as ),
After a week of treatment at another medical practice for a nasty infection that was responding to daily antibiotic injections, I had to go to the Hub recently for wound dressing and expected injection.
After what felt like a very long wait, I was ushered in to see the attending Doctor. I had the required medicines with me and a letter from my Doctor at the other practice describing my diagnosis and treatment needed.
The Hub Doctor told me, I felt with certainty, that all three medications were, in their opinion, incorrect and they refused to administer them. Then the doctor decided I needed a tetanus shot and sent me on my way with googled instructions regarding antibiotics to give to my Doctor!
I, therefore, did not complete my course of antibiotics and the wound was left not dressed. It seemed I had to wait to get back to the other medical practice for professional attention.
Is there a code of conduct between Doctors? Causing a patient to doubt their own GP seems highly disrespectful to me.