"Not my fault I'm slow to recover."
About: Maroondah Hospital Maroondah Hospital Ringwood East 3135
Posted by Slow in recovery (as ),
I attended the clinic recently, and was very disappointed and hurt by the patient care I received.
The original injury which was treated on the day it occurred was not stabilized adequately and at week three resulted in a second visit to emergency. As the sight of the injury was compromised due to this initial care it has resulted in severe pain and delays to healing. Using the doctor’s words, I am currently not where one would expect the average patient to be. He said I am only 50-60% of where he would expect me to be. I believe this delay has not been the result of my own lethargy.
During my visit with the doctor today, at times his voice was raised (very loud), bossy and lacked empathy and his words did not exhibit patient care. His facial expressions were dominated by frowning and his body language was intimidating. When I expressed that I was feeling threatened he endeavoured to change his tone but this was short lived.
For continuity of patient care and best use of doctors time my case may have been better managed if I was able to see the same doctor and benefit from building doctor patient relationship, confidence in the medical advice, and not become the brunt of a frustrated physician.