Mr Praminthra Chitsabesan
20th February 2024
Mr Chitsabesan was kind, smiling and showed understanding. His examination was quick which was great, but afterwards I thought if he had taken more time, I would have done better in following his instruction during examination (as I was not sure I followed his instructions well when examining). Despite this, I trust his diagnosis/judgement. I felt that he was very knowledgeable, explained things in a very simple way for me to understand well. He gave me every day suggestions which I could do to improve my condition. He also thought about long-term implications of my condition.
I asked my question a couple of times as I wanted to make sure that the tears have healed and he said that there was definitely a defect, but the main thing is that the muscle is not very strong. This answered half of my question so I asked again and he answered, but I still felt I was not 100% sure if my question was fully answered.
It was disappointing to find out that if I had been seen earlier, maybe something could have been done to help with the defect, but due to the long waiting list, I was seen approximately 4 months after my referral. However, this is not a reflection on the doctor, more on the waiting times to see a consultant.
Overall, a good experience and I felt that I was respected and heard at the appointment with Dr Chitsabesan.