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    Default Useless money grabbing GP's.

    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.

    Home remedies for tonsillitis-Tonsillitis treatment and symptoms information

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twin Towers View Post
    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.

    Home remedies for tonsillitis-Tonsillitis treatment and symptoms information

    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.
    Ye they're pretty much a joke. Recurrent problems especially in a 4 year old should probably be referred to a specialist but not until your GPs been given a few 50e first.

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    Why is there no regulation of the GP prices?

    Is it true that they are prevented from advertising their prices?

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    Yep - "GP's are pretty useless and extremly greedy" - Not my words but the words of my wife's boss who works in the medical publishing trade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    Why is there no regulation of the GP prices?

    Is it true that they are prevented from advertising their prices?
    Didn't Harney try to bring something in where they had to display their prices? but the GPs fobbed her off on that successfully.

    When my kids were young I found another GP by accident who charged significantly less than our regular GP, particulary in situations where 2 or 3 of us needed to be seen at the same time. So, I went to him all the time, after that, until the bugger went and retired.

    I think a price comparison web site would be useful. But, a "rate my gp" site would be trickier.

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    What we need is a proper funded health service such as the UK's NHS funded by national insurance contributions and free at the point of delivery.
    The system here is a joke.

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    If you aren't happy with your family doctor go to another one - nobody is forcing you to stay in that practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Deputy of Listowel View Post
    What we need is a proper funded health service such as the UK's NHS funded by national insurance contributions and free at the point of delivery.
    The system here is a joke.
    That would be nice, but more achievable would be price regulation of GPs like they have in France. There the government sets the maximum charge of GPs, just as they do for taxi drivers here. I believe the maximum GP charge in france is in the region of 19 euro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnfás View Post
    If you aren't happy with your family doctor go to another one - nobody is forcing you to stay in that practice.
    Its a bit hard to shop around when your sick. Harder still when they don't display their prices.

    If we can set a maximum charge for taxi drivers, surely we can set a maximum charge for GPs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twin Towers View Post
    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.

    Home remedies for tonsillitis-Tonsillitis treatment and symptoms information

    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.
    If your little one is in a playgroup or owt...ask the other parents re their GP...our Gp is great....he wouldn't dream of charging me twice for the same illness in the kids....mind you with 4 kids and us two crocked parents....he gets loads of business!!

    Ask around re GPs if I were you.....and then change!
    When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity.

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