"Excellent doctor in a&e"
About: Darent Valley Hospital Darent Valley Hospital Dartford DA2 8DA
I went to A&E on Bank Holiday Monday because I`d been to a walk in clinic with abdominal discomfort etc on the preceding Friday and a urine test showed blood in the urine but no infection. I didn`t feel too bad at the weekend but on Monday morning I woke up with a pulsating pain on my lower left side. I decided I should go to A&E to check it out, and I didn`t know if pain might get worse. Waited only a few hours and saw a doctor who was extremely efficient, polite, reassuring and decisive. The doctor thought it might be a kidney stone and went to immediately refer me for a CT scan that day. Unfortunately it was too late so I had to have it the next day, but they gave me what turned out to be very good medication. The doctor explained about kidney stones very carefully and ensured that I understood. I was impressed. If this doctor goes into General Practice I want to know where! Darent Valley is not my nearest hospital but I`ve been here before and have found the staff to be very pleasant and the place looks clean and it is more welcoming than my local hospital