Posted by Smeshi (as ),
My child has been feeling extremely unwell with a temperature of over 38 degrees, aches pains, sore throat, productive cough and sore chest.
They presented to the doctor one afternoon recently. I don't know the doctor's name as they didn't bother to introduce themselves. After asking a few initial questions, the doctor looked in my child's throat and declared they did not have tonsillitis and announced they had a virus. After suggesting they listen to my child's chest the doctor obliged. I asked them how, with such little investigation, they knew my child had a virus. The doctor said my child did not look sick enough to have a bacterial infection. Mmmm, the doctor has never seen my child before, so does not know what they look like when they are well. Regardless, I found that comment extremely unprofessional. Needless to say, this consultation left me lacking in confidence at the doctor's findings. I would have to say, and I have 3 children, it was the least thorough and least professional consultation I have ever had the misfortune to witness. Maybe the doctor's diagnosis based on "looks" is correct but I believe their attention to detail was appalling and therefore I can have no faith in their diagnosis. This was the first time I have been to the Cowes Hub and needless to say will not be attending again,