So we all know that to do something properly it takes time and attention. When you go to see a great GP if you have multiple issues to discuss, they will break them down into what’s most important and start with those, and invite you to return to spend more time going through the rest of the things on your list. That’s because a great GP knows that rushing through everything in one go is not really doing justice to your needs.
Have you ever noticed those bulk billing clinics with their 5-10 minute standard appointments? A great GP won’t do that all day every day. How can they really give their care and attention to 6-10 people an hour or around 50 people a day? Could you give your attention to that many people and their concerns day in day out without compromise?
The best clinics will offer standard 15 minute appointments, and also make extended 30 minute appointments available. They will also have times of the day dedicated to those little niggles that don’t require as much in depth review such as repeat scripts where you and your GP have determined you will be on a specific medication ongoingly and medical certificates for a common virus. And that’s the only time they would ever spend 5 minutes on a consultation with you.
Ladies you wouldn’t go back to a manicurist who does a splotchy rushed job on your nails, and guys you wouldn’t visit a barber who doesn’t listen to the style of haircut you want, so why should your choice in healthcare and your medical needs be any different?