In case any of our readers haven’t realised it yet, the medical profession in Australia, is, to all intents and purposes, unregulated – doctors know they can get away with murder, almost literally.
If we don’t do our homework we can find ourselves in the hands of a real shocker.
To us, a quick and easy way to find out what a doctor is like, (and lots of other people and organisations as well,) is to send him or her an email before you consult or use them, and see how you get on.
To us, there’s a huge difference between a Dr Shafransky, who gets up early in the morning to send himself what appears to be a great response, (at 5.09 am,) and a Dr Andrew Brooks, Urologist who not only doesn’t respond to any emails sent to him, but when asked why, claims it’s because his email set-up is such that it recognises when an email is from a patient and screens it out so he doesn’t receive it, (which of course isn’t true!)
Sometimes, when you read about some of the things Dr Brooks and his staff get up to, you can think you’re watching something out of the Benny Hill show!
Of course, the last thing you want to be doing is dealing with someone like Dr Brooks who can’t be bothered justifying anything he’s said and done – who just doesn’t care.