"Wagga Wagga GP After Hours service"
About: Wagga GP After Hours Service (Murrumbidgee Medicare Local) Wagga GP After Hours Service (Murrumbidgee Medicare Local) Wagga Wagga 2650
Posted by Esme (as ),
I have good health so rarely need to go to the doctor. However, I had been experience regular discomfort and pain over a three day period and was concerned enough to go to the After Hours clinic. For me it was a very unsatisfactory experience.
When I went in the doctor did not introduce themself nor make eye contact. It felt like it was a real burden for me to be there. After asking me what was wrong the doctor asked no further questions, sought no further information and, quite frankly, seemed bored. After what I would describe as a very cursory examination I was advised that I should take some panadol. I was appalled. I had absolutely no confidence that the doctor had listened, nor cared. I had no confidence in his 'professional' assessment.
I feel I may as well have stood in the middle of the street and thrown away $70. The following week, I went to my own doctor who asked questions, seemed to listen, make eye contact, suggested possible causes for the problem and ordered a test.
I hope to never have to attend the after hours service again.