You need to find a good GP you can trust and have health insurance. I had cancer a couple of years ago and was referred to a top specialist very quickly and I honestly think that either saved my life or at the very least made my recovery much quicker and easier.
it was certainly a wake up call for me as if never really given what my exact coverage was much thought and always assumed that all doctors were created equal.
Another one for people to check on their health insurance is to make sure it covered non-Pharmac drugs. Pharmac is a great system but it can’t find everything people may need.
The more I see of health and the like, the more I think it’s like any other profession, with good and bad and most somewhere in between.