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Recommendation for a Rheumatologist please

Posted by dawnbook45 - Created: 4 years ago
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Posted by dawnbook45 - 4 years ago

Thank you Hazy2 - you don't sound harsh at all - I do normally muddle through as my French isn't too bad, but because this is so important, I wanted to make sure I understand completely what he/she will be explaining to me.

Thank you for your advice and to everyone who has privately e-mailed me - you have all be a great help.

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Posted by hazy2 - 4 years ago

The Doc doesnt usually make the appt for you. Its up to you to phone the rheumatologists office and make the appt yourself.

You can always ask the secretary if he speaks english, but it up to you to try and speak French or take a friend with you to help with translation.

Look up on google or a translation page or a medical dictionary so you can explain or write down your symptons.

You will probably find that most medical people, particulary specialists speak English.

I am not meaning to sound harsh, but maybe you are just frightened of trying to speak French .It'll be a brilliant learning curvefor all future health care.

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Posted by Admin-381709 - 4 years ago

If you can help, you must remember to e-mail your replies; in accordance with French regulations, names and contact details of medical personnel must not be posted publicly in the Discussions.

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Posted by dawnbook45 - 4 years ago

Yes,  my Doctor gave me a letter to give to the Rheumatologist but she didn't make an appointment with anyone.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by hazy2 - 4 years ago

Surely your GP would have given you the name and phone number of one and written a letter for you to give him after you had phoned to make a rdv ?