Having an easier time making an appointment for myself than for my kids

@dodo19 (31278)
Beaconsfield, Quebec
February 17, 2016 9:49am CST
I've tried calling several times my kids' doctors office. It's a doctors' office with several family doctors for kids. Whenever I've tried calling, I've never managed to get through. It's really odd. Thankfully, there is a way for me to make an appointment online, which at this point, I'm going to try. This morning, I figured I'd make an appointment for myself with my own doctor. Since they changed things last year, I thought I'd have to go on a waiting list for an appointment or something. However, I was surprised that they were able to give me an appointment for next week.
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@amadeo (58465)
• United States
17 Feb 16
That is good news.Some take about two to three weeks.They say if you need a doctor fast go to the ER
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@dodo19 (31278)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
17 Feb 16
Thankfully, we don't need one quickly, and if we did, a walk-in clinic and hospital are right at our doorstep. I just wanted to get check-ups for my kids and I. Last time, with my kids' doctors' office, I got appointment pretty quickly. I got one for my son the following week, and my girls the week after.
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@whiteream (3541)
• United States
17 Feb 16
That's crazy the way thing are with doctors these days. I know, I have to make an appointment months in advance.
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@dodo19 (31278)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
17 Feb 16
It doesn't always seem to make sense. I know in some cases, I've made appointments that were a couple of months away. Although for check-ups, it's not usually too bad in my case. I get it depends on the doctor and time of year.
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@whiteream (3541)
• United States
17 Feb 16
@dodo19 It take about a month for a check-up at my son's doctor. I always thought that was long but, it didn't matter because I would know, when it ws time to set the appointment.
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@dodo19 (31278)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
17 Feb 16
@whiteream That does seem a while to wait for an appointment. I guess it all depends on how busy the doctor is and such.
@Blondie2222 (20973)
• United States
18 Feb 16
Well I hope you were able to get thru and can make your appointments. I can request an appointment online also for certain doctors of mine but not all of them.
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@dodo19 (31278)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
18 Feb 16
Sometimes being able to do them online makes it easier. Honestly it's what I may try and do for my kids.
@Blondie2222 (20973)
• United States
22 Feb 16
@dodo19 That's good. I wish all doctors offices made it so you can make appointments online.
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@dodo19 (31278)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
23 Feb 16
@Blondie2222 I wish all of them did too. It would make things easier.
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@scheng1 (24815)
• Singapore
23 Feb 16
Perhaps some people have cancelled their appointments, and you call right after that. It is a hit and miss in many cases. I only know that December is a bad time for me to visit dentists in my country. Most people want to max out their dental allowance that their companies allow, so they wait till December to visit the dentist.
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@dodo19 (31278)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
23 Feb 16
I can imagine that it's not easy to make dentists appointment during that time. Maybe I just got lucky with my doctor.
@gudheart (12763)
18 Feb 16
It can be really hard getting through to book an appointment with my gp practice. So frustrating .
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@dodo19 (31278)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
18 Feb 16
It really can be frustrating. But it still needs to be done.
@iamshane487 (1170)
• Manila, Philippines
18 Feb 16
It is good to know that you have the time to appoint with your doctor.
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@dodo19 (31278)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
18 Feb 16
I'm definitely glad about that too. Now I just need to make sure I get one for my kids.
@LadyDuck (141233)
• Switzerland
17 Feb 16
Next week is not too far. We usually can fix an appointment with our doctor in the matter of two or three days.
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@dodo19 (31278)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
17 Feb 16
One week is pretty good. A few days is also pretty good. It's nice not to have to wait too long for appointments, even if it's just for a check-up.
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@Shiva49 (11435)
• Singapore
17 Feb 16
Online appointment is an easier way now - siva
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@dodo19 (31278)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
17 Feb 16
It certainly does make things easier. It's what I'm going to try and do. They still need their check-ups.
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