My appointment was punctual and unhurried and the doctor was pleasant and attentive. I particularly credited he looked at me and my problem much more than his terminal! An optometrist had said one of my eyes was now ready for a cataract op, and the insurance company who pay a sum for you to pay privately or to keep if you wait 4 months for NHS, require a GP to endorses the claim form. However Dr Schulz thought my quality of life was not impaired sufficiently and I was able to on my own initiative read half the letters on an eye chart across the room. Although depressed as I'd like to get this over with and maybe see better, he did say return if I was having difficulty later. You cannot be sure if NHS wants GPs to ration cataract referrals, and pressures them to do so, but I will not reduce his score for this.
This was my first visit to the Surgery for an injection which I wasn't looking forward to as, in the past, such injections had been quite painful. Dr Schulz was very thoughtful about this and the actual injection was hardly noticeable. Thank you
Making an appointment was very straight forward. explained symptoms on phone, got a call back 20 mins later for a time of my preferred choice. On arriving was seen promptly and on schedule. Dr Schulz listened to my symptoms, looked at previous medical history, examined problem area (abdomen), discussed possible causes and potential treatment options at this time. I felt heard and understood and received the treatment that I was expecting with the confidence that if symptoms didn't settle down the necessary follow-up of further examinations would be recommended for me.
I have seen Dr Schulz on several occasions over the years and feel that I have been dealt with appropriately and with courtesy. More recently I have particular reason to appreciate his skills: about 9 months ago during a routine appointment I mentioned that my wife thought that my heart was making "funny" sounds. I mentioned this. Dr Schulz listened, sounded, and sent me for an ECG. At the follow-up appointment he acknowledged that parts of the readings bore further investigation and sent me to a cardiac consultant in Canterbury. There followed various tests, which resulted in my attending an appointment with a cardiac surgical consultant at St. Thomas', London. There followed elective double by-pass and valve-replacement surgery. For this timely intervention I have Dr Schulz to thank, for listening and investigating. Since the operation he has sorted out my medication and has been checking my various functions, with interest and due care. I regard him highly!