Post by goddessina on Mar 22, 2010 19:39:50 GMT -5
I don't know if anyone else has ever had a similar experience, but I had been going to the same GP for years, but for reasons I can't quite explain I felt it wasn't quite right, and at a reccomendation from a relative, I decided to try seeing their GP instead.
So, I recently started seeing a new GP... and she is wonderful!
Dr Cecily Baxter 180 Warrigal Road, Camberwell Ph: 9808 0041
I found her to be really practical, and knowing that I was a student she took into consideration all types of things when prescribing medication or referring me to specialists, was aware that I have a tight budget (student economic restraints - eeeeeek!), talk to me about how I could get to specialist appointments (directions, transport options), she didn't make me feel like I was stupid or annoying or neurotic when I asked lots of questions and she gave me all sorts of info straight up on everything from my condition to side effects from the medication she prescribed to what to expect when visiting the specialist for my appointment and now I am so happy that I ventured to try seeing a different GP in the first place!
Post by Erica Chan on Mar 24, 2010 19:03:36 GMT -5
Wow, that sounds great! It's good to know there is a plethora of good female doctors around, and even better to know that sometimes making the jump to a different doctor is worth it.
My family GP for years has been a rather incompetent one, who we only went to because his location was very convenient. When my health flared up recently, I decided to go to some of the ones at Monash Clayton, and was rewarded after a few tries by the amazing doctor Rebecca Fradkin.
That's not to say I didn't have a few bad experiences at Monash Clayton - I did. But I concur with goddessina - if you think it's worth it, try it out! Worked for me.