Our 4 year old who suffers with tonsilitis was taken to the GP, anti biotic was prescribed no other advice proffered. 5 minute service. 50 quid.
At the end of the course, symptoms reappear, sore throat, fever, pain in parts of the body, difficulty in swallowing. Back to the doctor, more anti biotic, no other advice proffered. 5 minute service. 50 quid.
At no time was avoiding irritants like condiments or spicy foods suggested. Nothing obvious like sipping honey and lime was suggested or any of the treatments found here which are now greatly relieving the childs discomfort.
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The mothers impression was the GP's primary interest was in the next 50 quid coming in the door such little interest or empathy being displayed by doctor to a young patient.
Are GP's given spot checks on the quality of service they provide? and if not why not?
Why can't we have a rate-my-doctor.ie and have it provided by the Dept of Health.