Find me a doctor


#1

Hi All

My sister was misdiagnosed for several years.  After being diagnosed with PD her Doctor told her he actually knows nothing about Parkinson's.  She is looking for a Doctor who is supportive and who knows what he/she is talking about when it comes to PD.  Anywhere in Bristol or South Glouc would be fine.

Here's hoping and thanks for reading.

 

Pheebz

 

 


#2

Hi Pheebz,

I'm so sorry to read about your sister's experience of misdiagnosis, this must have been incredibly difficult. It might help for you or her to call our Helpline and speak to a Parkinson's nurse about her symptoms and where to go from here. Call free on 0808 800 0303 (Opening times: Monday-Friday: 9am-7pm, Saturday: 10am-2pm)

Best wishes,

Joanne

(Digital team) 


#3

Hi Joanne

Thanks for your message.  She already has a Parkinson's nurse who told her she needs to have a good relationship with her doctor.  However, her doctor has already been incompetent and so we need to find one with knowledge of Parkinson's.  I will, however, call your helpline and speak a a nurse incase they can direct us re: doctors.

Thanks

Pheebz


#4

Pheebz.

GP's know little about Parkinsons, ask to be referred to a neurologist. IMO, she should have been referred from the outset once her GP suspected Parknsons.