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    Default Dr's certificate question

    I went to the dr today for a complaint and asked for a medical certificate as I have taken the day off work.

    So he gave me something that reads..

    This is to certify that "Maddysmama" attended the practice on 5/5/17.

    That's it.

    Lol! To me that sounds like he thinks I'm full of ****! Is this how they issue them now? It's been quite some time since I've needed one.

    He wasn't my regular doctor as mine is on holidays. And I did actually find he was fairly dismissive in the apt. I really do have a legitimate complaint but I'm left feeling guilty for 'chucking a sickie'.

    Am I overthinking this?

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    Certificates from my GP have two checkboxes:

    ivininja states they are unable to work

    or

    ivyninja is unable to work

    The only time I got the 'is unable to work' one was when I went in with severe nausea/morning sickness in early pregnancy and my GP (who does shared care) told me to take the week off.

    Any time I've been in there saying 'this hurts/I don't feel well', I got the 'states she was unable to work' box ticked.

    I wouldn't worry too much, unless your employer really wants to make life difficult for you I doubt they will question it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivyninja View Post
    Certificates from my GP have two checkboxes:

    ivininja states they are unable to work

    or

    ivyninja is unable to work

    The only time I got the 'is unable to work' one was when I went in with severe nausea/morning sickness in early pregnancy and my GP (who does shared care) told me to take the week off.

    Any time I've been in there saying 'this hurts/I don't feel well', I got the 'states she was unable to work' box ticked.

    I wouldn't worry too much, unless your employer really wants to make life difficult for you I doubt they will question it.
    Yep.. those are the ones I've always had in the past! I'm not actually required to give a certificate, I thought I'd just get one as I was seeing the dr anyway. The way this one reads I thought I might be better off not giving them anything lol.

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    I would still use it. I've been given them before for things like scans etc that are medical time off work but I was still ok to work. No one has ever blinked

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    Medical certificates do not have to give a reason as to why you are unwell or unfit for duties that day or in that time frame. In fact they are written in a very non disclosure way now as your medical records are private and confidential.

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    Thanks all. Don't feel so paranoid now


 

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