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Specialist Physician in KZN?

Hi there,

We relocated a year ago from the good old Gauteng to Nottingham Road in the Midlands. I have Diabetes 1 and am looking for specialist physician, I have tried two one in Hilton and one in Pietermaritzburg. The one in Hilton sent me to be scanned for kidney failure, the radiologist found nothing and could not understand why I was sent there.

The second one in private hospital Pietermaritzburg, saw me the first time where I presented him with a letter of introduction from my previous specialist as well as a copy script of all my medication agreed to by the doctor and my medical aid. He then said on my next visit he want a complete set of blood test done so he can build up his own file on me. This was done and dusted and sent to him a week before my scheduled appointment, the day before my appointment they cancelled the appointment, when I asked why I was told he is an I house doctor with the hospital.

When I explained that I urgently needed a script because my repeats were finished I got nothing but attitude from this practice, even after explaining to them that I can’t stop my medication to suit them, after a few days of verbal battle I was given a new script with 6 repeats to date I am still waiting for a new appointment date, I won’t be going back there. And then the cherry on the cake the medical aid rejected all the blood test bar those that conforms to my treatment plan, which meant I had to pay a whopping R 1600.00 out of my pocket (I’m a pensioner so this type of spend really puts a strain on my finances). The medical aid insisted that these tests where not necessary.

I can’t believe the unprofessional attitude here in KZN, I only have two repeats left and am desperately trying to find a specialist physician, can you help me please.
– Don

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5 Comments

  1. Mlu Mlu

    Try medi clinic I can’t recall the name of a doctor but he knows what he’s doing

  2. Dr Devan Gounder based at St Anne’s Hospital in Pietermaritzburg. He is a very good dr, he specialises in diabetes as he has a close family member that is diabetic. I will not go to any other dr except him.
    – Magrietha (from http://www.facebook.com/DiabeticSouthAfricans)

  3. Selloane Selloane

    I’m so happy to find this mag I have been leaving with T2 for 2years but now I hv painful toe fingers, I have been in 4 Doctor’s but the is no change pls help I live in Midrand

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