Specialists

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    Rachel
    Rachel
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    Does anyone else see a specialist and come away wondering why you went to see him/her for all the good they do for you.
    There are three that my husband sees and I come away wondering why we went.
    One in particular on our last visit told me if there was no change in my husband at the next appointment just cancel. He is a Geriatrician treating my husband for alzheimers. Never thinks to ask how I’m going or if we need help at all.
    I got to talk to people who work at Alzheimers WA yesterday at a fund raising event. So caring, not only about my husband but me as well. I am now thinking of going to see them if I feel we need help as they deal solely with dementia issues unlike a Geriatrician. I did think of changing specialists but having spoken to these people yesterday , they will be my assistance from now on.

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    rob
    Participant

    Our local specialists charge an arm and a leg to see them – aftr sometimes a 6 month wait.

    Pay their fee as soon as you walk  in the door – or you’re out the door.

    No discount for being a pensioner.

    The gap between Medicare refund,  and the fee you pay can actually be more than a couple of hundred dollars.

    #85202
    Jen
    Jen
    Participant

    I see two specialists, one bulk bills and the other doesn’t. At least both take time to review thoroughly and ask about what I think and how I’m feeling and coping with living alone.

    #85204
    bettyh Vic
    bettyh Vic
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    Are people becoming more  unwell? I ask because waiting rooms  are always full, appointments are always weeks away. I had to make an appointment for another ultrasound on my shoulder  at the local hospital,     the 29th of November  before I could get in , and this was only the end of October  when I called in to Hospital, didn’t have to  make an appointment last time just sat and waited Absolutely no vacant spots in the car park either had to park way out  in the  street  and walk about three blocks back. The local hospital doesn’t charge pensioners for  these small services probably why its now always packed.!

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    Tedwalker
    Tedwalker
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    Because we’re living longer, we’re likely to have more medical problems.
    Hence the delays and crowding at doctors and hospitals.

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