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I think I am going to fire my doctor...

Monday, January 14, 2013

I had a doctors appointment at 10:30 today. I got there early, like I always do. I waited... and waited... finally at 2:30, I left. Doc caught me on the way out, and I told her, I was sorry, but I needed to leave. I have been waiting over 4 hours, and I had somewhere I needed to be at 3. As it stood, I wasn't going to make it on time.

I got my co-pay check and left.

I didn't want to be rude, but holy crow! I am used to waiting at my doctor's office. When I have a 10:30 appointment, I am usually out of there by 12:30-1:00. Which is ridiculous too, but nothing I am not willing to deal with. I usually back a lunch, and take a book and settle in. What is nice is that they will call you back and put you in the room, so you don't have to sit in the waiting room.

It just irks me. I missed my workout because I had to meet my Father at 3 (more on that in a few) and I was still in her office at 2:30!!

After the B.S at the doctor, I literally sped to my parents house to meet my Dad. We went to see The Hobbit. It was a fantastic movie! I loved it!

We then went to Chick-Fil-A for dinner. I had a 4 piece grilled nugget and a small bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup. It was fantastic!!

I think that is all for now
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  • JIBBIE49
    Sounds like being at the NAVY HOSPITAL. My husband had an appt this morning at 9 AM and didn't see the doctor until 2:30 PM. She said she had had to asst in surgery for two doctors. Oh, well.
    1952 days ago
    OMFG I would shank someone if I waited 4 hours! I get grumpy if I wait an hour. You're a tough, tough woman.

    And btw, congratulations on those size 8 jeans! You look fabulous!

    1952 days ago
    That is ridiculous! What did the doc say to you? My allergist is like that, very chatty and always behind. I try to get the 1st apt of the day anytime I have to go see him. That being said I cannot imagine waiting 4 hours. I would have been pissed.

    I'm glad you liked The Hobbit. We saw it over Christmas break and enjoyed it. Of course now we have to wait a year for the next one.
    1952 days ago
    That's inacceptable...
    1953 days ago
  • EUEK098
    That's an extremely long wait, I would be pissed, glad you didn't let it affect your day.
    1953 days ago
  • HINK2013
    So I agree that you probably need to find a new doctor - but I understand.... I just went to a new PCP in December, and she came highly recommended but I was also warned she was very "chatty" - well what that means in practice is that she is always behind on her appts. I went in for an 11:00 AM appt and didn't go in to see the dr till about 12:15.... but once I went back, she was in my room in like 2 minutes and she spent 45 minutes with me, so the flip side of having to wait that long is that she did give me her full attention and time when I did get in to see her.... All that being said - a 4 hour wait is ridiculous, there is no way that I would have stayed that long! Time to look for a new dr.
    1953 days ago
    I agree with all of the comments. I read somewhere once that a person got fed up waiting at the doctor's office and he sent the doctor a bill for his time! It never happened again.
    1953 days ago
  • BILL60
    I have absolutely no patience for that. You keep me waiting more that 30 minutes and I'm looking for another Doctor. You're a very patient lady.
    1953 days ago
    I know how you feel. I was seeing an endocrinologist and the wait was at least 3 hours each time. I went three times. I was hoping the first time they were just behind, but it was like that everytime so I had to find a new one. Your time is just as important as the doctor's.
    1953 days ago
    I'm interested in what your doctor had to say when she spoke to you on your way out? It's also interesting this physcian is a woman.

    Such tardiness on her part is completely unacceptable and so disrespectful to you and your time.

    1953 days ago
    There is absolutely no excuse for that kind of wait. Even the 2 hour wait is uncalled for. Definitely time to find a new doctor.
    1953 days ago
    I really destest doctors at this time. They overbook and then have no time for the patients, making them wait. But I'm glad you had a good time otherwise.
    1953 days ago
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