"plan ahead to make sure you cover everything you want to discuss".
Managed to get this once when I moved surgeries.If you want to spend more than 10 minutes with your GP it is worth asking if you can have a 'double appointment' or an extended consultation
Ten minutes?! Lol. I get three minutes on the phone between her other appointments and after two she starts rushing me.
No such thing as phone appointments or home visits where I live. You either make an appointment to see your doctor at their office or you go to the ER.I do phone appointments too as its my only option. I blurt everything out as fast as possible and hope some of it stuck in her brain and landed on her computer screen.
More often than not, i'll find myself still waiting a year later for whatever was discussed; so phone appointments rarely work for me.
I usually end up waiting until i need an emergency home visit for some infection or other, pray its my own doctor on the day, and squeeze as much in as possible while theyre inspecting the emergency problem as its the only time i see them in person.
on one occasion my reply to that was 'I feel like I'm 90,does that count?'.........who first tell me i'm too young