I've visited doctor Pinnock twice in the last 8 days, for severe anxiety and suicidal thoughts, he increased the dosage of Propranolol, and also later increased my Ritalin dosage to help combat the recurring racing thoughts I've been experiencing due to my childhood abuse that I've now confided in him, and he was really understanding, and reassuring, he also helped with a document needed to take my medication on holiday with me. To give greater care doctor Pinnock could talk with patients like me who suffer with extreme anxiety and ADHD online, as a lot of my needs could be addressed without the need to attend the surgery, due to my anxiety, phone consultation is not possible, as I quite often clam up when talking on the phone. Also when a letter I write is unfinished, encourage me to let him know what is missing, as I did forget to discuss one issue, however this is something I can discuss on the phone with him, at a later date, not urgent.
My first visit to doctor Pinnock was for a severe psychotic episode, where I requested a prescription for Promazine, as per my previous GP who had retired, he suggested that he wouldn't normally prescribe Promazine, and had a conversation about future alternatives, and gave other advice that I found helpful. I also attended to see doctor Pinnock for dysfunctional uterine bleeding, he prescribed me Cerelle mini pill to try to control the bleeding, it didn't seem to work, but after 3 weeks the bleeding finally stopped by itself, I don't need contraceptives so we agreed that we'd stop the Cerelle, and that I'd return if I have any further problems with dysfunctional uterine bleeding. I then visited doctor Pinnock after being discharged from Psychiatric unit, after assessment, for Physical effects (shaking) of anxiety, he prescribed Propranolol Beta Blockers, they did help a little, for the few months I had to wait before seeing the Psychiatrist pending my formal diagnosis. Doctor Pinnock seems to have a good understanding of Mental Health difficulties, and has been sympathetic towards the difficulties I have been suffering, and helped me end my misuse of New Psychoactive Substances, by sending a letter to my Psychiatrist, about the drugs I was using and why, he also prescribed a small amount of Diazepam, to help with withdrawal symptoms. I have since been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and am on medication to help control my condition, he placed trust in me to take Diazepam, and was understanding that I only wanted a minimal supply for fear of dependency. I've also visited doctor Pinnock for a chest infection, after a physical check up, it was decided the chest infection was a viral infection, unlike previous doctors who would have sent me away with unnecessary antibiotics, doctor Pinnock prescribed Codeine Phosphate, to combat the persistent painful cough, as Codeine Phosphate is a good cough suppressant as well as a good painkiller. I don't know of any way doctor Pinnock could improve to give greater care, he's the best GP I've ever found.