I'm lucky enough not to need to go to the doctors often, but I've never been made to feel so small and insignificant by a doctor as Dr Southwood made me feel. She was so rude in the way she treated me and basically told me I need to just get on with it; all said with a dismissing shrug of her shoulders and pulling a face that would get anyone in a customer service business fired on the spot. After suffering for over two months, not being able to do the things I love and struggling to sleep every night, the doctor from my prior appointment had told me that if the current treatment didn't work the next step would be an oral treatment instead. When I said that, she treated me as though I was either an idiot or a liar. I don't think she could have had a worse bedside manner. As soon as I left the room I burst into tears. I've since found out that other people have had a similar experience, so I'm surprised at these other reviews. Perhaps I and the other woman I have spoken to caught her on a bad day...... The treatment she prescribed to fob me off is weaker than the one I was on before, so surprise surprise my condition is now even worse and has spread. I will need to go back at this rate, but I will certainly be asking for any doctor other than her. Doctors should support and help their patients, not make them cry.
I'm new to this Dr, I have seen her twice now and felt like she was really interested in me. She listened and came up with options for me and the best thing for me was she didn't make me feel stupid and like I was wasting her time, I would definitely see her again
Dr Southwood is a very good doctor. She is very understanding of my opiate dependency which I developed through prescription medicine(Codeine for IBS) and overused it for acute stress. I have developed smoking related symptoms and she has arranged tests and was very diligent in examining me. I would say she is, by far, the most understanding doctor I have seen at the practice, and I appreciate it.
Dr Southwood was very thorough and was able to diagnose my problem and provided medication to cure within a week. She was very professional and helpful. I felt that she took time to explain things to me.