Prof Alasdair Coles
10th February 2018
He was not very kind and made me feel like I wasn't important enough to take up his time because I didn't have MS, actually tutting when I asked valid questions and refusing to answer. He told me one thing then wrote something different to my doctors. I felt like he was trying to patronise and intimidate me and I didn't trust him. He lied to my doctors and was unkind and inpatient with me.
He is obviously a very clever man which I think makes him think he is superior to his patients. Sometimes when you have a neurological disease you need a doctor with a firm belief in themselves and authority but only if they want to help you, not misuse that power and authority to make patients feel intimidated and upset. I was quite scared of him which is not a usual feeling for me. I suppose neurologists hold the power of life or death, treatment or not, compassionate care or not and that we are reliant on them doing the right thing and he didn't in my case.
Maybe he was just having a bad day though...