I had a kitchen accident and required stitches. The doctor on duty was professional, efficient and very thorough. I had to wait.My GP does not do stitches and the wait time is the same amount of time there too. I was very happy with Blue Cross's service.
This medical centre is in serious need of a service re-vamp.
There is only 1-2 doctors on duty, waiting room overflows all the time.
The longest wait I've had was 3 hours and I was deeply, DEEPLY frustrated with it and people seem to be getting in before I was when they arrived much later and submitted their medical card.
The doctor's don't really do enough work as I was sick with bronchitis, doctor prescribed me some expensive antibiotics and that made me worse. I went to my family doctor and gave me the strongest antibiotics and it helped within 1 week.
So much for ripping me off with weak antibiotics for a serious condition.
1. Do not go to a place with a "no appointments" system and expect to get in quickly. An individual doctor can only work at a limited pace without compromising on the quality of care.
2. There are no "strong" or "weak" antibiotics. There are different antibiotics for different infections. Some are "broad-spectrum" and some are "narrow-spectrum". Inappropriate use of broad-spectrum antibiotics leads to resistance.
3. Your doctor receives no additional monetary gain from prescribing you more expensive antibiotics over cheaper ones. Therefore he or she has no personal interest in prescribing the more expensive ones as a way of "ripping you off".
4. If you feel strongly about this issue, do something proactive. Write to the government to campaign for increased medical trainees, medical practitioners and medical services. Campaign for more government subsidized medications. Use your DEEP frustration to do sometime constructive rather than destructive.