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Saw dr skinner today....omg!

Dr skinner is totally amazing!

i met him today, what a character, put me at ease, was thorough, patient, amusing and professional...although he did pinch my 10 month olds crisps.. I shall bill him ;-)

in a nutshell. He confirm hypothyroidism! He recommndeds increase of thyroxine from 50 mcg I'm on at the moment (a trial from the GP) to 125 mcg in three intervals over the next 9 weeks.

i may need more, but will be reassessed in September.

Need MRI dong to rule out pituitary tumour, due I high prolactin. He did say the levels will come down as my thyroid function recovers.

I feel like a new woman tonight, the fact I have been treated well, believed and diagnosed has made me feel like ive turned a corner. It can only get better hopefully now.

Next the fun bit, will my GP honour Dr Skinners diagnosis and prescription... Tomorrow I will have the answer to this question :-)

An added bonus is I have found out I can claim half the consultation appointment back through the hospital fund. Happy bloody day!

he is worth every penny!

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FANTASTIC, well done girl :)

he's my hero too Dr S.

I'm seeing him tomorrow for my follow up, been his patient for 18 months now, I love him to bits, you're in good hands x


How refreshing to hear of a Doctor happy in his association with patients- unlike the many defensive, stressed out and 'impossible to relate to' GPs/Endos out there- and we've all met them!

Just goes to remind us how far many of them are from their original aim in serving humanity (well).


I've seen him. It's wonderful to see a doctor who listens and believes you. He's the only doctor I've seen who did a thorough examination and asked many relevant questions. I wish there were more like him.

Totoro x


Dr S is a very special human being and a great doctor.

I doubt GPs/Endo are in the same class (economy class / Hell ) as Dr S (First class / Heavenly) if you get what I try to mean?


So pleased to hear you feel better.

Could you please tell me where Dr Skinner is based & how much a consultation costs?

Thank you


Hi, just e-mail for a list of private doctors (Dr S is on it) plus their charges to:


Dr S is ace. I see him too and it is only since doing so I have made vast in a million! :)


Brilliant! Hope it all goes well with your GP :)


How did you get on with your GP. X


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