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    Re: GP's, NHS & sportsmen - a

    With patients like you lot-who'd want to be a GP!

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    Re: GP's, NHS & sportsmen - a

    GP's have their own coping mechanisms. Check out Tony Copperfield.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheeze View Post
    GP's have their own coping mechanisms. Check out Tony Copperfield.
    Wheeze, you need to provide a link to Tony Copperfield's website or buy his book Primary Care Scream
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    Re: GP's, NHS & sportsmen - a

    How about this...
    Same GP by the way.

    Wife is involved in an RTA (car she was a passenger in is t-boned by 18+ ton lorry at 50mph and pushed for about 100m off the road and across a field) 2 nights in hospital then sent home, she needs pain killers so off to the GP, explain what happend to him but he then says her posture isn't very good (?) that could be why her back hurts?! Not got anything to do with the accident then?

    2 years later...her foot hurts walking/running so off to the docs again, GP looks at foot, wiggles it about and states 'there's nothing wrong with your foot, just walk in stiffer soled shoes'...erm...can't put any weight on it, 10 minutes later he agrees to refer her...to a podiatrist which has a 6 month waiting list?!
    We paid to see a foot specialist who diagnosed norton's neuroma and cut out 3.5cm growth on the nerve!!

    Surprisingly we refuse to see this GP anymore!!

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    Re: GP's, NHS & sportsmen - a

    i cannoy fault the NHS
    an amazin service that many countries would love to have

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    Re: GP's, NHS & sportsmen - a

    Quote Originally Posted by DanAzz View Post
    How about this...
    Same GP by the way.

    Wife is involved in an RTA (car she was a passenger in is t-boned by 18+ ton lorry at 50mph and pushed for about 100m off the road and across a field) 2 nights in hospital then sent home, she needs pain killers so off to the GP, explain what happend to him but he then says her posture isn't very good (?) that could be why her back hurts?! Not got anything to do with the accident then?

    2 years later...her foot hurts walking/running so off to the docs again, GP looks at foot, wiggles it about and states 'there's nothing wrong with your foot, just walk in stiffer soled shoes'...erm...can't put any weight on it, 10 minutes later he agrees to refer her...to a podiatrist which has a 6 month waiting list?!
    We paid to see a foot specialist who diagnosed norton's neuroma and cut out 3.5cm growth on the nerve!!

    Surprisingly we refuse to see this GP anymore!!
    So if you've got a foot problem go and pay and see a foot specialist.

    Why would we as runners expect our GP to sort it out? G stands for "General".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    So if you've got a foot problem go and pay and see a foot specialist.

    Why would we as runners expect our GP to sort it out? G stands for "General".
    I agree G stands for general but going to any kind of specialist is a lottery, some are a lot better than others, I know that is the same with GP's but when you are already paid for the GP and you are paying again for a specialist you really need some help from somewhere.
    Podiatric surgons aren't cheap.

    I would not expect a GP to diagnose a neuroma but I would expect a GP to be a little bit more understanding and take a bit more of an effort to diagnose before being so off hand and flippent about it.

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    Re: GP's, NHS & sportsmen - a

    Just as there are great runners and indifferent ones, so it is with docs or any other group. It looks like you hit unlucky. He may be ace at something else though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheeze View Post
    Just as there are great runners and indifferent ones, so it is with docs or any other group. It looks like you hit unlucky. He may be ace at something else though?
    I do hope so, maybe he needed a holiday!

    I understand that GP's in general do have to put up with a lot, they must see loads of people where there isn't anything wrong and get fed up with it...but they are there to support/advise people with problems, even if it is sport related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanAzz View Post
    ...but they are there to support/advise people with problems, even if it is sport related.
    Or are they?
    I am not sure what a GP's 'official' role is....

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