New GP

I had my first visit to my new GP today-he looks so young. As expected he hadn't received my notes from the previous surgery. Luckily I had a copy of my last report from the rheumatologist. Briefly told him what had been happening over the last few years. When I told him what my B12 levels were(186) he suggested(without any prompting from me) a course of B12 injections as although 160 was the cutoff he believes in trying the injections with low normal levels(just what I had read). Having the first one on Wednesday. I discussed my low mood with him and he is waiting to see how I am after the injections before adding any more medication.

I left there feeling that he had listened to me. We discussed work and although I have been off for nearly 5 months he feels it is still too early to be thinking of long term plans but he will support me in whatever I decide. He understands what my work entails and how I need to have a good level of dexterity and concentration. He asked me what I have been doing while off so I told him about my counselling course which he thinks is a good idea as it could lead to employment without the need for manual dexterity.

Although disappointed to have left the GP I have been seeing for the last 25+ years I feel it will probably be of benefit to me to be seen by somebody with new eyes.


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Thank goodness for that!! Good first impressions can last a lifetime!! Axx


That sounds really promising - sometimes young can be good I think - they have the latest theories and practices lodged in their brains more so bring a certain freshness. It sounds to me as if you've left one good GP for another - well done! Tilda x



That's good news, sounds as if you got on well. As you say fresh eyes might be a good thing. Hope all carries on this way.



Great first impressions! It looks like you're new GP is switched on and really listened to you. Good luck with your B12 injection and I hope you get your low mood sorted out soon.

Paula x


Sounds good and it is nice to find somebody that actually know what they are doing and listen to you xxx


That's really positive, thanks. I've got to change my GP soon and was dreading it, so you've made me feel more hopeful about it. Polly


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