Thursday, June 12, 2008

My Doctor Rocks

I took Madeleine and Juliette to the doctor's this morning. We had a bad day yesterday and Maddie was quite unwell with a high temperature. Both girls have had runny noses for sometime and I was worried that they had ear infections.

Anyway we turn up to the doctors and he takes my concerns seriously and takes a good look at both of them. It turns out that Maddie is fine but Jules has more chance of an ear infection brewing. But he thought that both girls would be unlikely to develop them. So that was good. Being mono's I know we stand out to him as he was the doctor that referred me to the high risk clinic but I was totally impressed at how he knew exactly what my girls were up in relation to the Developmental Therapist and her assessment.

I got a new prescription of children's panadol. It's free under prescription for under 6's so I always get a bottle each time we go. I've got a bit of a stockpile at the moment! Then I went to the reception to pay and he hadn't charged me!

Whoopi! The government subsidies doctor's visit's here and the surcharge is only $9 at my doctors - but that's $9 per child. He never charges me for both so I only usually pay for one. But no charge!

9 comments:

Threeundertwo said...

Wow! Pretty rare breed of doctor!

Laurie said...

I LOVE when a Dr. listens and takes your concerns seriously. Sometimes I feel like they think we must make this stuff up.

jenni anne said...

what a great doctor! i wonder if i could see him too...might be quite a trip, though.

Connie said...

That's awesome!! A great thing about the docs and socialized medicine, is that they practice for the love of it and their patients...my opinion anyway...

Laura said...

WOW! My co-pay is $25 so my doctors visits cost me $50 whopping dollars. Not fun!

Steph said...

What a great Dr! He is a keeper that is for sure~

Good & Crazy said...

I'm up for a change in insurance/medical stuff here. We pay 90 % of our health premiums and still have co-pays as well. And in all the Dr.s offices I've seen they have a huge sign that says, YOU WILL BE CHARGED for any other siblings even if you only have questions about them. Well, bite me I think.

Good on your Dr. for one: being caring and remembering you and 2: for not charging you extra!

Come and see me. Having a contest today!

Stephanie said...

We've had runny noses, too. No fever though. Hope they feel better.

Jaime said...

That is awesome that you have found a good doctor. Copays add up so fast! Especially when you have 2 at a time!