I went to register with a new doctors on Tuesday and as part of the process I had to have a medical with a health care assistant.
I'm now left wondering if I have chosen the correct doctors or made a huge mistake.
I am 40 and I was diagnosed with asthma at about the age of 7, Between the age of 7 & 14 I spent about four weeks every year hospitalised with my asthma, until my recent house move my asthma has more or less been under control baring the sudden weather changes.
I moved house and regional area a few months ago and had not registered with a new doctors since moving, needless to say I have been neglecting my medical treatment and been nicking my dads inhalers (with his consent) as we are on the same ones. but as it's coming winter I thought I should address the situation.
My medical was at 7pm in the evening and on arrival I was suffering from effects of asthma after walking to the surgery in the cold evening air and then sitting in a stiflingly hot consulting room.
After asking the typical questions family history etc the health care assistant asked if I was sure I had asthma as it could be something else like panic attacks!?!
Is she even qualified to make this assessment based solely on sitting in the same room as me?
Would this put anyone else off joining a practice?