I saw Dr Lawrence on a Monday with pains in my ribs, she told me to take pain killers & rest, which I did. Wednesday I was feeling quite ill, very hot/cold couldn't keep anything down even a sip of water, very sleepy. Thursday morning my husband phoned the doctors & requested a home visit, Dr Lawrence phoned me said she would visit later. When she arrived she noticed I had a rash, myself nor my husband had or would of noticed this as I was in bed sleeping. She sent me straight to hospital via ambulance. At the QE doctors didn't know what it was, wondered if it could be Meningitis as I hadn't got a headache or any sensitivity to light they didn't thing it could be that. After taking blood, putting me on a drip with strong antibiotics plus fluids, I was admitted. My temperature went up to 38.8 I was told I was very sick, & lucky my GP had sent me straight to hospital. Saturday the doctor told me a bug had grown on one of my blood samples this bug was from Meningitis. Apparently this is rare I had a 50/50 chance of dying which was very scary. I was prescribed the right antibiotics & remained in hospital for another 5 days. I have made a full recovery, this is all down to Dr Lawrence, SHE SAVED MY LIFE, I cannot thank her enough. I have spoken to her & thanked her, she said she didn't know what it was but knew I was ill. I would once again like to thank her, along with all the Doctors & staff at the QE hospital.
I have depression and sometimes very severe Dr lawrence has always been there for me taking time to listen and giving me guidance I cant thank her enough and the reason why you have to wait for your appointment is because she gives you the time. Thank you dr lawrence
In all my years at this surgery I've tried to avoid this doctor, my family find her unapproachable , rude and abrasive. She doesn't take the time to listen, she is snappy and has no people skills. I always feel uneasy around her. She lets the whole team down! Avoid!
I always wait to see this particular GP who provides an excellent mix of experience while appreciating my own personal knowledge as a slightly complicated patient. As a consequence I trust her to suggest and make appropriate decisions regarding treatment that I sometimes struggle to make when unwell. On this occasion made a thorough assessment and made the appropriate management suggestions offering further follow up if needed! Couldn't recommend her highly enough.