I am sure many of us have experienced a difficult personality at one time or another when trying to make an appointment to see a doctor. 

Surgeries are often very busy and appointments with GPs can be in short supply and they have to be prioritised by urgency where possible. This can sometimes result in patients feeling like they are making an unnecessary fuss or being a burden. 

Remember  - you know your own body better than the receptionist, and it is important you seek help if you are suffering with any worrying symptoms. 

We often see cases where someone has been to see a GP once, and has not wanted to keep bothering the doctor with the same symptoms, even when they have not resolved. It is so important to tell your GP if symptoms do continue as the longevity of the problem can influence the diagnosis made and treatment offered.