View Full Version : GPs who diagnose and treat in WEStern Australia. can they, will they


bree
01-10-11, 07:21 AM
just wondering if GPS in Australia can treat and diagnose ADD/ADHD? What has your experience been do they will they? The wait is around 3 months to see Any Specialist IF U CAN FIND ONE!!!!Can anyone suggest a GP that will diagnose and treat ADD in western Australia??

bree
01-10-11, 09:31 AM
Anyone.lol

Arwen
01-13-11, 08:01 AM
Welcome to Western Australia! (or the medical system, in general!) My experience with specialists is between 1-6 months, and 3 months for new patients in psychiatry is standard. Unfortunately. :(

Generally GPs will not diagnose. They will co-prescribe the medications with the psychiatrist so you don't have to keep seeing the psychiatrist for refills/repeats, but they generally don't feel comfortable diagnosing, and I doubt they are allowed to by the government.

I did have a few GP specialists in mind, who probably won't prescribe, but are very knowledgeable with neurological/ADHD stuff... but just remembered they're not taking new patients either, unless you're in the 'purple circle' if you know what I mean...

beetleboots
06-03-11, 09:19 PM
I was told the name of 3 by my old psychiatrist who is now closing his books. The first two that I called had the rudest receptionists in the world who both told me it would be a 3 to 4 month waiting list. The third one that I called, I got through to the psychiatrist herself. She was lovely and had me in to see her within 3 weeks. Her name is Dr Kerry Monick and she is in the suburb of Claremont in Perth WA

bree
07-04-11, 06:49 AM
thanks x

Abi
07-04-11, 06:59 AM
Yeah just avoid Barliman he'll make you meditate and stuff. :eek:

bree
07-04-11, 07:17 AM
actually bariman did suggest this.. But was also very kind and is into postive phycology '.. Which is worth lookinng at. I think he ggets a hard time because he is overzelous..but he does raise some worthwhile arguments. We all deserve a fair go...it is what makes aussie so wonderful