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    Default Pediatrician vs GP for ultrasound report

    DS2 has a horseshoe kidney found at 20weeks, he's now 8 weeks old and recently had his first ultrasound to check the kidney was functioning ok.

    The report was sent to my GP and also to the referring pediatrician.

    When I rang the pediatrician for results, the receptionist said they wouldn't give them to me over the phone as the pediatrician hasn't seen DS before, so I said yes she has, she gave the referral and saw him after birth at the hospital, I was then told she wouldn't give the results over the phone as we hadn't been to see her at her offices...

    Anyway I asked how much an appointment was and she said $270!!! She said we get back $120 from Medicare but I still don't have $150!! That's a rip off!

    So my question is, will the GP have the same understanding of the report as the pediatrician? I don't even like this pediatrician I am actually making a complaint about her as she's the one who pulled back DS foreskin when he was only a day old






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    I'm not sure. But I think it's pretty crap you have to pay to know the results of your sons ultrasound. . Id guess the gp would know how to read the report. If anything you might be able to get a referral from him to a public paed (if there us such a thing) or urologist.

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    Hi SAgirl

    My 13 month old dd has a duplex kidney which was picked up at my 20 wk ultrasound also. She had her first op at 2 weeks old and just had another op a couple of weeks back with more surgery to come. We see the pediatric team at a hospital which is affiliated with the one we gave birth at. Is it possible to get a copy sent to hospital? We don't pay anything for our appointments and they also send correspondence to my local gp so its on file.
    Hope your lo is ok

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    Also unless the gp has had more training in pediatrics I don't think they know much, we've seen a couple of gp's at our local medical centre and they dont understand what my dd is going through

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    Thanks yeah I think it's pretty crap we can't get results over the phone... I have already spent $170 on the ultrasound itself!!

    Unfortunately the same pediatrician works for the hospital and I don't want to see her again.

    I'm going I ring my GP today and see what they say, and then if they can't help I'll just demand the results over the phone.

    It's my right to know right? We seriously cannot afford her fee!


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    If your gp doesn't understand the report could they call her offices and ask for an explanation?

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    Can you ask the place that performed the ultrasound for a copy of the results ?

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    The results are reported on paper so of course a GP can read the results. You would most likely be refered back to the paed for follow up anyway though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CitrusRain View Post
    I would see the GP since they can read the report, then get a copy and take bub to a new pead if he needs further attention. Don't go back to that awful woman! I'm sure someone on here can recommend a good pead in your area.
    Thanks I actually have a paed who DS1 saw once at Tresillian who seemed quite good and he's booked in with him in may so I'll use him for DS2 if needed as well.


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