"Unsatisfactory consultation"

About: Hertford County Hospital / Dermatology

Was dissatisfied with consultation. Dr asked me what the results of the blood tests were - they have the results not me. They didn,t even bother to look at them. I had been referred to consultant for fat atrophy on my arms & now it is also affecting my thighs. Was told by consultant to remove my T shirt (explained I had no bra on) .Why? When the problem is on my arms & thighs. Found it embarrassing. All they kept remarking on was the brownness on my arms . I explained I take my dog for a walk of at least an hour every day using sunscreen. I never sit in the sun!

They then said it was dermatitis which it clearly isn't & wanted to discharge me. When I had 3 biopsies, a doctor thought the problem was Lupus dystrophy, Lupus Scleroderma or Panniculitis certainly not dermatitis. When I stated I wasn't happy with this diagnosis they said I should have a further deeper Biopsy.

As the condition is now also affecting my thighs, I just want to know what it is & if there is a treatment as I don,t know if it will affect other parts of my body. I have no confidence in this consultant.

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Response from Hertford County Hospital

We're really sorry that you were unhappy with the dermatologist that you saw recently at Hertford County.

If you email us at generalenquiries.enh-tr@nhs.net, we are happy to ask our patient advice and liaison service (PALS) team to intervene on your behalf.

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