Kilkis wrote:I think there are quite a lot, Andrew. I think every EOPPY pathologos is a family doctor.
What I am not certain about is why the sudden need to register now? When you get your IKA book you are registered to a family doctor. For all who went through the process of getting a renewal slip in their IKA book every year, if you look down the left hand side of the last slip, about half way down it gives the name, address and telephone number of the family doctor with whom you are registered. For example, I am registered with Dr Pateraki on the first floor of the IKA building on the Souda road. I have no idea if she is still there since they stopped putting slips in the book each year several years ago. I stopped going there because it was possible to queue for three hours and still not get seen.
If they have introduced a new referral system for specialists I would have thought that it should be possible to go to that doctor and get referred? I honestly don't know the answer which is why I raised the issue on this forum in the hope that somebody might know what is happening.
Kilkis wrote:Out in the villages there used to be OGA doctors, Andrew, but IKA patients could also use them. Typically they cover more than one village so they are only in any particular village one day per week, or possibly two for a large village. I presume they also come under EOPPY now.
Based on Stavros' post not many have signed up to the new system so it sounds like there are going to be far fewer going forward.
Kilkis wrote:.........Which is better? A doctor who visits your village one or two days per week so you can walk to his/her surgery or a surgery open every day in town but you have to travel 20 km to 50 km to get there?
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