I went with Pete to see a GP today at our practice. It was an emergency appointment apparently but Pete just had a couple of other things to discuss. The doctor was quite abrupt and said he had other patients to see! We were both dumbstruck. Pete has, over the past 4 months or so, been passing one or two tablets every now and again that have not been absorbed properly. It is most odd as they look like smarties but thicker. The GP was not concerned but made no attempt to find out what tablet it was so we asked at the chemist. The Pharmacist was most helpful and thinks it could be the acid regulating tablet and Pete may need to change it but to keep a record of how often it happens. What a nice man! and so different from the doctor! We won't be seeing that particular GP again but it is nice to know that some people show concern and are helpful. Pete takes lots of drugs and was worried it could be something very significant that was not being absorbed. Anyway we will see how it goes. I just wish doctors could spend more than 3 minutes with patients and just listen. What does anyone else think and has anyone else had a similar experience?
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