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Hi Everyone

I just wondered if anyone had any experience of changing their Paediatrician if you're not happy with what you're getting!? My daughter sees a Paed at a local, small hospital and he is really nice but it ends there. When she was very young she was diagnosed with Spina Bifida along with her many brain conditions, the Paed she sees said the Spina Bifida is nothing to worry about but last year she developed a Cystic Tumour on the Spina Bifida site and was sent to a Children's Hospital for surgery, whilst there the Surgeons were really concerned that her Spina Bifida had not been monitored properly. This is just one of many gripes and i wondered how easy it would be to change to a Paed at the specialist hospital?

Thanks in advance
Kirsty x
Mum to 3 gorgeous girls Bethany (12), Amyrose (7) and Chloe (4). Chloe has Septo-Optic Displaysia, Bilateral Schizencephaly, Microcephaly, Lissencephaly, Spina Bifida Occulta, Global Developmetal Delay and Epilepsy. But has a smile that can light up the grumpiest persons day!
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Hi Kirsty

I am in a similar situation but with my son's physio. We found the best thing to do is come right out with it and raise your concerns, have you discussed with the paediatrician that your not happy and what your specific concerns are. It may not do any good and I am not sure how easy it would be to change paediatrician but I would first try a face to face talk with him/her. If you don't get anywhere you could try talking to the hospital Patient Liason Officer.

I hope you get this sorted, take care

Louise
Mum to Alexander (6) Friedreich's Ataxia and Hypertrophic Cardimyopathy
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You could ask to stay under the surgeon who did the op. I had something similar with gastro drs; one discharged us fro the tertiary centre but at another tertiary centre when I voiced concerns we were seen immediately. The result was endoscopy and long term meds. I refused to go back to the original man despite my local health authority haveing the contract there. Needless to say I got what I wanted!
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Yes we did. She was useless to be honest. She even prescribed my son melatonin which was meant for adults over 55 that have senile dementia - and that was NOT to be taken under the age of 55.
So that rules my son out. She then asked me to pick up the prescription (to cover her back of course)that I had left at the chemist (this was because they could only supply 5 tablets so left script there to pick up the rest). Got home and realised she had given him the wrong stuff. She also said that there was nothing wrong with my child so I asked for a second opinion - went to Guys, they said he had autism and they said it's ludicrous how it wasn't spotted before.

I put in a complaint and asked to change paeds.

It is your right.
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(07-07-2010, 07:51 AM)loulou Wrote: Yes we did. She was useless to be honest. She even prescribed my son melatonin which was meant for adults over 55 that have senile dementia - and that was NOT to be taken under the age of 55.
So that rules my son out. She then asked me to pick up the prescription (to cover her back of course)that I had left at the chemist (this was because they could only supply 5 tablets so left script there to pick up the rest). Got home and realised she had given him the wrong stuff. She also said that there was nothing wrong with my child so I asked for a second opinion - went to Guys, they said he had autism and they said it's ludicrous how it wasn't spotted before.

I put in a complaint and asked to change paeds.

It is your right.

How is Melatonin for only over 55's?? My daughter was on that for about a year for her sleeping difficulties until it was ineffective.


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