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Last time i went to see her it was for another random reason (not IBS) and since my lat visit i had moved (about a mile down the road off campus).We were talking for some time, then when she was giving me the referral asked for my address, discovered i was about 1/4 outside her area and then told me to go find another doctor and had a right go about me to the receptionist IN FRONT of me! How rude is that?Anyway, 4 months on, i discovered she HAD NOT sent on the referral, so i called to find out about it. The receptionist called me back about after 2 weeks and told me the doc had decided to keep me on. It shouldn't have been a problem anyway! Im a student, its the student medical centre on campus! I as good as live there! Now, my problem is, that i need to go back and see her. I need to try something new for my IBS- im getting desperate- but after her last reaction with me, im a little hesitant to go to her again.Should i just suck it up and make an appt, or should i find somewhere else to go. Bear in mind there is ONLY her at the student med centre and a couple nurses. Im worried that she will palm me off cos of last time. Im frightened and worried and i need to talk to a doctor, but i dont know if she is the one to talk to. But right now i dont have much choice.Nikki
 

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Nikki, I would bite the bullet and just go see her, I bet it won't be a big deal. Let us know how it goes with you and what she says and maybe she will still refer you to a specialist.
 

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A friend of mine has suggested i remain calm and collected when i talk to her, but be firm about what i want. Do yuo think it is worth taking someone with me that knows whats going on with me? If i am emotional will she take me seriously?What do you think i should ask her? Im nervous, i dont know why.But all i know is that my edication is being affected and i need to do something.
 

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I would go back and take a friend along with you for moral support. If she is the only doctor at the med center for a university and you're not a "regular", chances are pretty good that she won't really remember you. If it helps, think of your doctor sort of like the manager of any other business that you visit. If there's something about the visit that doesn't sit well with you, ask for the referal to another doctor in order to get a second opinion. I hope it goes well and that you find a new answer for your IBS.-kac
 

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have you got any other doctors surgeries near you?if you don't feel comfortable going to see her, i would find someone else. you need to find someone who listens to you and doesnt make you feel stupid.i see my doctor either at the uni surgery or in the practice the doctors who serve the uni are based. my doctor is lovely and has sorted out a dietician for me and rung me with the numbers and to check i was ok etc. I burst into tears a year ago when i first went to see her and she was been great ever since - ive never felt small or like im wasting her time. that is so important when you have an ongoing health problem.you are likely to have to see this doctor regularly so make sure its the right one!
 
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