I see Dr Journeaux regularly as a result of my skin condition, which often sees me referred on to Addenbrooke's. I don't find her dismissive at all. She listens, is open to letting me try new medications, and gets to the point straight away, without waffling or chit chat. I suppose some people could call that rather brusque, but I like it.
totally trust this doctor, phoned me at home to give me my test results, listened to my health problems and treated appropriately. I would recommend this doctor.
No 'bedside manner', is very practical and only addresses the symptoms presented without looking at the background and trying to understand the bigger picture. No smiles or warmth - especially dispiriting when taking a teenage daughter with ongoing skin problems, where the other Doctor's have worked so hard to understand her and what is going on. For emergencies or obvious practical problems only..
I have seen her a couple of times, as have a couple of other members of my family and Dr Journeaux is very dismissive and seems not really to 'care.' She hasn't really ever given any answers and almost seems rude - she doesn't even smile. This has meant I have had to use the time of other doctors for the same issue - all of the others have been very helpful.
Short link to review Dr Rachel Journeaux: http://iwgc.net/eeidu