I'm not sure you asking about your ruptured achilles tendon would have been all that appropriate here anyway. The reality is that you can find any general info on any medical condition on the net already. And the specifics are not really what we're about.
I'm just not sure what we can offer people in that respect.
What about questions like where to find a certain type of doctor/hospital/treatment? Can I ask that? If so on which forum?
There is not really a forum which permits this type of discussion as it can raise a lot of problems. People with an axe to grind against one doctor or hospital can give a very false image of what is going on and does not reflect all the other patients who attended.
As such we have taken the decision not to allow this type of posting.
If you are looking for a GP - finding one you like or are comfortable with is a good option.
If you are looking for a specialist - speak with your GP for a referral who will know who is nearby, has an interest in the area of your health issues or has a shorter waiting list.
It sounds so hopeless it is just hard to believe.
I mean that in general and I do not mean to criticize neither you DrIndy nor board.ie. And I am also not looking to start a discussion. I might just be having a difficulty to accept that, in addition to all medicine being regulated, the information is regulated as well.
Could I ask a hypothetical question? Like:
"If I knew somone who had the XYZ condition and did not trust GPs, how could she:
a) treat herself?
b) find someone without going through a GP?"
Would a) or b) or any form of c) be allowed here?
You can ask "how can I find a doctor, other than asking my GP".
But you really don't need us to tell you to look in the phonebook. There's not really an awful lot else we can tell you.
a) treat herself?
Did you see the case, this week, where a guy was jailed for "pretending" to be a doctor? How can you believe anything that a random person on the net tells you? I could pretend to be a doctor and tell you that rubbing the skin of a calf, that has been fed only by moonlight will cure you of every malady. Would you believe me?
Also, if (for some mad reason) you did believe me and your friend had permenant damage, from the malady, I and boards could be liable
b) find someone without going through a GP?
Same, as above, goes for this one.
GP has a list of professional aquaintences, whom he can call on for examinations or specalised treatment.
I again could be a quack, with a quack friend, and refer you, to said quack friend.
You get hurt, I am liable and boards.ie potentially also
post#20 moderator tallaght01, Given the title of this thread and clarity of my question, I do not understand why you chose to discourage me from posting instead of answering me. The fact that my first posts were about the rules should actually indicate that I am not trying to create a problem. I'll have to go ahead and start asking based on:
Should I break any of the forum's rules, please let me know and will try to comply!
BTW, Who owns this forum or is its main administrator?
post#21 norrie rugger, I clearly said that I am not interested in a discussion.
Kesha, this is no longer up for discussion.
the reasons the moderators on this section of boards forbit asking questions is because they dont want thier colleagues ( gp,s etc) to loose business , their is no bigger clique in ireland than that of the doctor fraternity and as for the arguement that this site could be in the dock for allowing adivce to be given out , doctors in ireland have more or less diplomatic immunity , short of murder , its impossible to be struck off
But it's not safe to take medical advice off the internet!
How do you know for certain that anyone here is even a real doctor?
Even if you did, nobody can assess your situation or diagnose you without seeing you or knowing your medical history.
It's just not safe at all.
i think it's fair to say that anyone who thinks it's safe to take specific medical advice from ranomers on the internet has far greater problems than the one they are seeking advice on.
If you don't trust the Mods/Users here, how about listening to indepentant source
Hi again guys,
I apologise for the little furore I caused in here! I am still relatively new to boards.ie and am somewhat sticky-blind. Won't be asking silly questions again.
I completely understand/agree with the policies-it is very true-how am I to know that you're all not a bunch of whackjobs pretending to be medical proffesionals in here anyways... I'm too trusting!
our interest is mostly in protecting you from any unqualified charlatan claiming to be a professional and dispensing dodgy "advice".