After waiting many months for this appointment I was disappointed that Dr Allen had not bothered to read the patient's notes, requiring my very ill wife to recount her years of illness in the few minutes we were allocated. He ignored anything that he didn't want to hear, and went off on tangents and personal rants whenever he wished. We left the appointment with the address of a website his friend had set up, and the words 'the doctors you need to see don't exist'. His lack of medical help was made worse by his abrupt tone and dismissive nature, which my wife is still incredibly upset about. I would not recommend him at all and would rather have not attended the appointment.
Dr Christopher M C Allen: Cambridge/Ipswich Neurology. This doctor seemed to have a slightly dismissive attitude towards the patient's concerns and explanation of their own symptoms, as if he had already made his mind up before seeing the patient. The patient felt the doctor was either unwilling or unable to offer reasonable recommendations or alternatives to the existing forms of treatment, which after a waiting time of several months is unacceptable. As a result of this the patient will be pursuing a second opinion and other forms of treatment at their own expense. Perhaps the hospitals involved should review their patient care policies in this area of care?