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"Recent heart scare"

About: Okehampton Medical Centre

As someone who had a stent fitted several years ago, there is always a nagging question in your mind whenever you happen to experience chest pain, no matter how mild. This happened to me recently and had been unusually prolonged so I went along to The Medical Centre, Okehampton - my local surgery - and asked for an appointment with my regular doctor. They were away but they offered an appointment with another partner asking first for an indication of why I wanted to see a doctor. On informing them of my chest pain the response was immediate and professional from the receptionist, the duty nurse who I saw moments later for an ECG, to the duty doctor who explained what was going to happen as a result of the tests taken. Within a few hours I was told to report to RD & E Exeter who were fully aware of my impending arrival. Although it turned out to be a scare, it might have been very different so, I cannot heap enough praise on the team at The Medical Centre for care, response, efficiency and professionalism. Absolutely first rate and the NHS at its best. Huge thanks.

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Response from Okehampton Medical Centre

Dear Mr Bullworthy

Thank you so much for your positive feedback; we often hear very quickly when patients are unhappy with the service we provide, and not always when we have done well; it is fantastic for the staff to receive the recognition that they deserve for the excellent work that they do. I am pleased that you are feeling better and it was not something more serious on this occasion.

Kind regards

Miss Kiran Bakhshi (Practice Manager)

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