"Do some doctors even listen to their patients?"

About: Rotherham Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

I recently came to see a Dr. at the orthopaedic clinic after being referred by my doctor. Throughout the appointment he hardly looked at me while speaking to me and when asking me questions he didn't listen to my answers and even on one occasion after correcting him, he still wrote down his previous own version.

Throughout the appointment he also never explained to me what he thought might be the problem and didn't give me any advice as to how to cope with it until i next saw him. To say I am really concerned about my present condition, he in no way helped the situation, and if anything added to it.

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Response from PALS Co-ordinator, Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

We are very concerned to read your comments regarding your recent appointment in the orthopaedic clinic here at Rotherham General Hospital and would very much like to have the opportunity to discuss this with you so that we can look into your concerns. If you would like to do this, please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 01709 307646. Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on this website.

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