Does your doctor ever run on time?

By Yuki
@yukimori (9047)
United States
November 10, 2016 9:37am CST
Mine usually don't. In fact, the office I'm at right now is the one that kept me waiting four hours to get in for my first appointment. I brought my 2-in-1 with me this morning. I thought I'd have a few minutes to work on my Zazzle store, but they got me in about 5 minutes after I got the paperwork done. My appointment with my provider went just as quickly. Now I'm back in the lobby waiting for my prescription to be ready, and I haven't been here half an hour yet. I love when they move so fast, but why do these things always happen on days when I plan for the typical (long) wait?
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@LadyDuck (157357)
• Switzerland
10 Nov 16
My doctor is usually on time. Today I had an appointment with my eye doctor, I was 15 minutes early and he received me almost immediately. I hate to wait.
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@yukimori (9047)
• United States
10 Nov 16
I hate waiting, too. I've gotten into the habit of reading Kindle books while I wait, or playing around on some of the mPLUS apps I have that give gift cards for playing games.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
10 Nov 16
Mine are usually long waits. I waited once for six hours. Of course that was urgent care.
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@yukimori (9047)
• United States
10 Nov 16
I've heard it said that it's a good thing to wait a long time in urgent care, because that means you're not that bad off. I'm not sure I agree with that, though... I think it just means someone else has it at least a bit worse than you today.
@GardenGerty (99286)
• United States
10 Nov 16
The doctors we see run on time. In fact, if we are there early, we are seen early. I think they are really working to improve customer service.
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@yukimori (9047)
• United States
10 Nov 16
That's really good to hear, especially because we're probably going to be moving back out to Kansas in the next few years.
@paigea (22199)
• Canada
11 Dec 16
I had one doctor who ran on time. The first time I saw her , I had a list of questions to ask after the examination for the main reason I booked an appointment. She said book another appointment and clearly state what you want. I am not keeping my next patient waiting. And she left. I always was clear after that and she answered everything I wanted. At first I was annoyed but came to really appreciate her system
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@dodo19 (32873)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
10 Nov 16
Mine isn't usually on time either. I don't have to wait terribly long, but I usually have to wait 15-30 minutes. If my appointment is at 2, I'm usually seen at 2:15-2:30. I don't usually have to wait much longer than that.
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• United States
10 Nov 16
4 hours????What in the world
@yukimori (9047)
• United States
10 Nov 16
That's the worst wait I've ever had there... it was toward the end of the day and they had a huge issue with their entire computer system going down. I guess nobody there knows how to manage without the system. The other times I've had long waits have been on days when they were doing outpatient procedures in the office and the doctor had issues with at least one patient who was under sedation.
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• United States
10 Nov 16
@yukimori wow that is crazy I would tell them give me a call 20 minutes prior and I'll show up. 4 hours is crazy wait!
@iamshane487 (1163)
• Manila, Philippines
12 Nov 16
That is why I really hate to come to the doctor. It was worst last week that we waited for five hours and my mother wanted to lay in bed. She was sleepy of waiting.
@JudyEv (123167)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Nov 16
I would hate to have to wait four hours for an appointment. Surely that's not typical?
@marlina (73884)
• Canada
10 Nov 16
You are lucky, here we always wait a long time.