Dr Andrew Sawczenko
Written by a carer
12th March 2014
We first came to Dr Sawczenko early 2013 after 5 weeks of our daughter coughing persistently for up to one hour straight each night, we visited our GP at least in 5 occasions and A&E in 4… We were desperate with the lack of information and its contradictory nature at times. It was bacterial so antibiotics, oh no it’s viral, has lung infection oh no X-ray was unclear…. Desperate we turned to a professional that we found online and had good feedback. Within 15 minutes of the appointment we knew we were in safe hands, Dr. Sawczenko linked the symptoms, provided an explanation and listed the available options. That night our daughter slept through for the first time in 5 weeks… Dr Sawczenko proceeded to link us back to our GP practice where we have been followed up.
This week another crisis took us to his office and, once more, we witnessed all the signs of a good doctor: a good memory for detail, ability to listen and very good intuition which brought us back to effective treatment and an immediate ease of symptoms.
I have to particularly commend Dr Sawczenko for the way he involves parents in the understanding and treatment of their child’s illness; most especially how he understands that concern and feeling unsupported exacerbate anxiety. Aware of these triggers Dr Sawczenko wrote to our GP asking for continuity of care for our daughter. Patricia Rotolo