"Positive people feel pain less!"

About: Warwick Hospital

I was seen by a doctor after suffering from months of arm pain caused by an inadequate work station. I found some of the doctor's comments inappropriate, especially the one where a person with a more positive outlook would not notice the pain as much. I do have a history of depression and the doctor knew nothing about traumatic life events that triggered my depression. The BMI meaurement is problematic as although I agree I am overweight, I think the obese category is ridiculous for a person who wears size 14 clothes! In fact I am only one point over. I was also weighed in a heavy jumper and holding my handbag. The issue was not my weight but how long I have been suffering from considerable arm pain. I also did not think it was appropriate to ask a patient whether their partner was male or female. I do not want any further dealings with this consultant.

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Response from Warwick Hospital

I am sorry to hear of your poor experience. We would like to be able to investigate and fully respond. In order to do this though we will require further details to help us establish what happened with your care, therefore please could you contact our patient experience team on 01926 600 054.

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