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Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
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Hi I'm Dr. Phil
Can i ask your first name?
Hi, it's Rosemary
Nice to meet you
I'm sorry you are feeling so bad
Did the GP give you medicine?
No, my GP just gave me a leaflet and told me to ring a number to talk some more with some one else and then maybe try counselling. I don't think this is the best advice seeing as I'm struggling now and don't want to wait weeks to try something that I could have looked into myself. Do you think I could benefit from some form of medication as well?
I completely agree
you absolutely need medication and counseling
That's what I thought. Do you know whether she refused medication because doctors aren't keen to give out tablets to people with mental health problems or whether she possibly didn't think my case was severe enough?
I think probably the latter
plus maybe she isn't familiar with treating mental health problems
many GPs are not
Do you think it would be a good idea to wait a month and see if I can sort out an appointment with a counsellor before I book another doctor's appointment, with a different doctor? In case the same thing happens again
No I wouldn't wait
it is not safe
Okay, thank you for your advice you've been very helpful