"Arrogant and dismissive Orthopaedic specialist "
About: Specialists in the Adelaide Electoral District Specialists in the Adelaide Electoral District ADELAIDE 5000
Posted by pisces (as ),
I have a small fracture & I was referred to a specialist. No introduction, no pleasantries. I had to ask him to show me where the fracture was on the xray which he seemed to do with poor grace! There was no discussion about any relief or simple remedies. I was told surgery was one option. I had to ask what surgery entailed and was told screws, plate,and a piece of bone out of my hip. I replied I had only recently had an operation and really didn't fancy jeopardising that very successful procedure with possible infection complications etc. end of consult. I was in and out in less than 5 minutes with a very large gap after Medicare and feeling very let down and annoyed.
When I related my experience to the GP clinic that referred me they said they had stopped referring patients to this doctor because of the negative feed back they were getting. I don't think that is good enough!