Not bad exactly, but not the usual high standard of the St Marys Paddington clinic.
I usually go to the Praed Street Project uopstairs, but I needed to be seen quickly without an appointment yesterday so went to the downstairs walk in part.
I've never ever had any bad experiences in either department and always been treated with the utmost courtesy, respect and professionalism.
After a 2 mile walk in the rain, and a 2 hour wait (it was very busy) I finally got seen. The reason for the urgency was because I was away last week and came down with a urine infection, but also a sore throat and white blobs on my tongue and throat. I'm very prone to thrush down below, but never had it in my mouth, but as I offer OWO I was worried it could be something more serious, that had then gone into my blood supply and caused the uti.
Anyway, it was a lady doc I'd never seen before, and I told her the symptoms and asked for the usual test plus a throat swab.
She was very abrupt and snapped, "Well we'll be the judge of if you need a throat swab" I said..."Well seeing as I've come with throat problems and offer OWO, what more reason would their be for giving me one?" She said..."You offer OWO???" ...then looked through my notes and said (disapprovingly)...."Ohhh you're an escort....you should go to the praed street project upstairs not here" I told her I usually do but I'd been away while I got sick and needed to be seen asap.
She really seemed to look down her nose at me and made me really uncomfortable.
And maybe she was having an off day but I told her twice I had had a hysterectomy in 2008 and didn't have a cervix, and yet she went on to ask me when my last period was and then tried to give me a cervical smear!
I do have a UTI, but don't get the other results for 7 days:-(
( Oh yeah...And sods law...4 weeks since my last booking and then got one last night and one tonight....but I won't be working till I have my results back...I'm not that irresponsible, even if I am skint! Beans on toast won't hurt for a week....better than the 1% chance of passing anything on!)