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Apollo Clinic — Misdiagnosis without examination
Extremely disappointed with the kind of experience at a place where doctors are supposed to be focused on saving lives than minting money. Visited the e-city clinic for an appointment with the general physician on duty on Friday, March 18th, 2022.
I have a lump on my forearm without any injury or infection and wanted to get it checked. The lady who was the general physician on duty made me take a seat and without even examining the lump or asking about symptoms or any medical history (which is important because I do have a family history of sarcoidosis) just wrote me a prescription of an antibiotic.
When I insisted on a reason for her 5-minute diagnosis without an examination, she just said, "oh, it's a very common skin infection. I know what I'm doing. Don't ask questions, just take the medicine" and just ushered me out of the cabin.
I paid Rs.700 as her consultation fee + close to Rs.500 for unrequired medicines and a wrong diagnosis. Is this how doctors are appointed at reputed places now?
Well, guess what. I went for a second opinion because I knew this wasn't a skin infection as this so-called "educated doctor" claimed as there was no pain, discolouration or other symptoms and an actual doctor did a complete examination, x-ray, ultrasound and determined that I have a lipoma that needs extraction. They will be examining it to ensure that it's not cancerous or in fact the beginning of sarcoidosis.
I wonder how many people have been misdiagnosed by the Apollo physician. For all I know, someone would have visited with chest pain and a heart attack and she would have written them an antacid saying "it's just very bad acidity"
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