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Where can I get a procedure done quickly?

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Where can I get a procedure done quickly?

Postby tigger » Tue 3 Feb 2009 12:58 GMT

Hi.

I need a needle biopsy and the problem is there is a waiting list so I have to wait 3 months. :(
I am sure all is well but to save the worry I would like to see if I can get it done elsewhere and in a more timely fashion... :?

Does anyone know how I can do this?

I live in Barrie, Ontario.

Thank you

Tigger
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Postby sawman » Tue 3 Feb 2009 21:11 GMT

my best suggestion would be harley street - jump on a plane!
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Postby tigger » Wed 4 Feb 2009 00:51 GMT

Thanks Sawman - I did laugh out loud!!

We are contemplating flying home to have it done though! I may lose my job and have a few weeks time on my hand so you never know.

Not sure I can afford Harley St AND a flight home!!

If anyone else has any ideas this side of the pond let me know..

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Postby sawman » Wed 4 Feb 2009 06:56 GMT

Glad I cheered you up - but seriously it's probably not a bad idea if you want to get something done quickly, you might find a bupa of nuffield hospital a little cheaper! if i remember correctly there is one near gatwick.

The trouble with the canadian system is that its based on the principle that if a service is provided publicly, then a private service is not permitted. Which is all very laudable but with dire physician shortages there are waiting times to deal with and no facility for support from the private sector.

You may find a clinic in the states that could help, but again you credit card is going to be taking a pounding.

The NHS is a great service (only the french have it better!) especially the way it relates to the private sector. If it needs to be done quickly because if the clinical signs indicate it should be the NHS is there for you, if you want something done quickly for a non clinical reason the private sector help you out - its a very symbiotic relationship - the canadians could learn something here.

hope it works out for you

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Postby tigger » Thu 26 Feb 2009 19:38 GMT

:wink: It seems to be a case of not what you know but who you know - and I advise others to do this in case it speeds things up...

My boss luckily knew someone in Emerg so advised me to go there as my family Dr appears to have done the wrong tests...

It was a long night and up til 4am but the Emerg Dr said they'd advocate for me to get sooner help and re did tests my GP didn't do...

The next day I got a call from my GP saying I had a specialist's appt this week - so I have been, had all tests, biopsys and camera work done...

So if I ever have a bad GP experience again I may just go to Emerg and get them to do the proper examinations and see if it helps me get the correct help - and timely help as they felt I shouldn't wait months for the biopsy.

Thank you for your help and advice folks!

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