"Caring doctors at Birley Health Centre"
About: Birley Health Centre Birley Health Centre Sheffield S12 3BP
Posted by selinajane (as ),
I have found it is not always easy to see the doctor you want to make an appointment to see as most of the doctors at the surgery only work part-time, which I feel does not make for good continuity of patient care having to see one doctor and another. I firmly belive it is very important to see the same doctor each time you need an appointment as the doctor gets to know your medical history very well and gets to know you which helps to build up a good patient doctor relationship. I do appreciate doctors go on holiday and can be ill and therefore not at work and if an urgent appointment is needed there is always a doctor who will see a patient.
I also feel doctors who has had years of experience of looking after patients with varying medical problems at a surgery is what is needed for patients such as myself who have got a chequered medical history. I know all doctors are fully qualified and have gone through a lot of training in order to qualify and have to start somewhere but I also think it is very important for doctors to have hands on experience of working in a surgery as qualified gp.
I have found the receptionists at the surgery very helpful but, if there is not an appointment to see particular doctor a patient wants to see it is not the receptionists fault and patients should not be rude to them as they are just doing a job.
One final thing, they are some very good caring doctors at the surgery.