Doctor Hood was an acquired taste, but she knew her work extremely well. She is Dutch and straight talking. There were plenty of weirdoes on her list of local patients, and some of the reception staff sought to undermine her credibility with unprofessional and sniping remarks. I can understand how this would have made anyone irate at times. I wish Doctor Hood a long and happy retirement in France.
Dr Hood discovered I had a faulty heart valve and arranged valve replacement surgery for me. My Cardiologist told me he was surprised a GP could diagnose this rare condtion. Thanks to her care and attenrion I am playing golf again at age 83!
This Doctor literally saved my life, after I had consulted with several other GP's she was the only one to go to the trouble of listening to me and ordering investigations which revealed my cancer, early enough for treatment which finally cured me.
Displaying a degree of ignorance that you'd not expect from a general practitioner, if you're seeking competent healthcare, to be treated with respect, humility, compassion and dignity , then I suggest you request an appointment with an alternative GP at the Machynlleth Health Centre. Although my experience was certainly traumatic, which I still find difficult to understand and fathom, during the time since my encounter of Dr Hood, I have acquired a sense of vindication from the countless tales of dissatisfaction that are frequently shared in the local community [friends have also showed me countless comments relating to her on the social media profiles of Machynlleth residents] . Dr Hood's reputation certainly proceeds her. Hopefully, in time, Dr Hood's approach to patients will attract appropriate scrutiny or she, herself, will rehabilitate her unsavoury manner.