"Concerns about cardiology doctor"

About: Aberdeen Royal Infirmary / Cardiology / Coronary Care Unit

(as the patient),

I would like to highlight my poor experience being treated by a cardiology doctor from Aberdeen. I have a heart problem and wanted private care therefore went to google for a heart doctor (cardiology doctor). I found this Dr's website full of praises which I now presume they have written themself. When I was admitted for an angiogram, I was spoken to in a rude manner as though I'm an idiot who knows nothing.

This doctor was condescending and patronising not only to me as a patient, but it was evident through their communication with nurses and doctors on the ward too. A nurse was sent away in tears.

I found the procedure took an extremely long time, which prolonged my pain and anxiety during the operation unnecessarily.

I ran out of funds for the next course of treatment and this doctor completely lost interest in my care when I was seen on the NHS. While I was under this doctor's care in the NHS, they rarely came to see me and most of my care was done by juniors (who I understand this doctor treats poorly). This doctor is a definite no-go and I would advice anyone requiring heart treatment to look for many other doctors whom you can find on google.

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Response from Linda Oldroyd, Nurse Consultant Patient Safety and Experience, NHS Grampian

Dear Dave

Thank you for taking the time to post this feedback. NHS Grampian is unable to comment on care delivered in the private sector however it is of concern to us that you found one of our staff members to be disinterested in you and we apologise for that. In order for us to look into your concerns properly we would need to know more detail about your case. If you are willing to share more detail please contact me by calling 01224 558449 or by emailing loldroyd@nhs.net

In the meantime I hope your health has improved.

Kind regards

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