What would you do?

@LeaPea2417 (14621)
Toccoa, Georgia
October 8, 2017 5:53pm CST
There is a particular doctor I see once a year. It is a heart specialist. He has his main office in Atlanta and he has 3 satellite offices that he travels to monthly. One of those satellite offices is in my town. Each year for many years now, I see him in that office in my town. (once a year check up visit). I have an appointment scheduled for tomorrow at 11 am. But, one month ago, they called saying they would no longer be traveling to my town. All the patients in my town would now have to travel to one of the other towns he visits. This town is a 40 minute drive. I was upset about that. But, I said ok to them. I was fully willing to do it, but now I am having second thoughts. We are having heavy rain due to Tropical Storm Nate today. And from what I have been reading, there will be more rain tomorrow. In normal sunny weather, I am nervous driving to a town 40 minutes away that I don't normally drive to, but with the threat of rain, I am really nervous about going. What would you do, go to the appointment in a town you are not familiar with , with the threat of bad weather, or would you call and cancel and schedule it for another time. Or would you just not go and not call and if they call about it, tell them you just forgot about the appointment?
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@Susan2015 (18300)
• United States
8 Oct
If the rain is too bad then I wouldn't go and I would reschedule. If it's not bad and I had someone to go with me, then I would go. But I would also try to find a doctor closer to my home.
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@LeaPea2417 (14621)
• Toccoa, Georgia
9 Oct
Yes, I am thinking I may have to find one closer to home soon. It is sad, though, because I have seen this particular doctor for quite some time now.
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@kobesbuddy (16643)
• East Tawas, Michigan
8 Oct
Knowing me, I'd be upset about it but, then I'd go to the appointment anyway.
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@LeaPea2417 (14621)
• Toccoa, Georgia
9 Oct
Yes, I understand that.
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@kobesbuddy (16643)
• East Tawas, Michigan
9 Oct
@LeaPea2417 But, with a heavy rain, this would make me think twice about going.
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@LeaPea2417 (14621)
• Toccoa, Georgia
9 Oct
@kobesbuddy I agree.
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@NJChicaa (28309)
• United States
8 Oct
Just go. You have the appointment and the time set aside for it. Get the whole thing over with.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
9 Oct
I would reschedule it for sure Anne. If your gut is telling you this, then I would listen to it. No doubt.
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@LeaPea2417 (14621)
• Toccoa, Georgia
9 Oct
Yes, I will reschedule it.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
9 Oct
@LeaPea2417 Alright better be safe than sorry dear friend.
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@LeaPea2417 (14621)
• Toccoa, Georgia
9 Oct
@TiarasOceanView That's very true.
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@Courtlynn (47143)
• United States
9 Oct
I'd call and reschedule. But with tomorrow being a "holiday" in most states, I'm surprised you have a doctors appointment.
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@LeaPea2417 (14621)
• Toccoa, Georgia
9 Oct
Yes, I'll call and reschedule. I almost forgot it was a holiday tomorrow. That means no mail for the post offices will be closed.
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@Courtlynn (47143)
• United States
9 Oct
@LeaPea2417 yes they will. Banks too.
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@RubyHawk (21451)
• Atlanta, Georgia
9 Oct
I would look for a specialist closer to my home but if I couldn't find one, I'd call and ask to change my appointment to a later date.We are having rain too. Not a good day for driving.
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@LeaPea2417 (14621)
• Toccoa, Georgia
9 Oct
I rescheduled it for a later date.
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@RubyHawk (21451)
• Atlanta, Georgia
10 Oct
@LeaPea2417 I think that was a good idea. Good luck with your appointment.
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@LeaPea2417 (14621)
• Toccoa, Georgia
10 Oct
@RubyHawk Thanks
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@SIMPLYD (74827)
• Philippines
12 Oct
I would cancel it for another time, if the weather is bad. My safety comes first. I hope you can be rescheduled at the soonest and that the weather will be fine already so you will not feel afraid driving.
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@LeaPea2417 (14621)
• Toccoa, Georgia
12 Oct
Yes, I rescheduled and I don't have to wait too long. The appointment now is October 23.
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@SIMPLYD (74827)
• Philippines
13 Oct
@LeaPea2417 Before you know it, it is already the 23rd. Time flies so fast especially when you are always busy.
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@LeaPea2417 (14621)
• Toccoa, Georgia
13 Oct
@SIMPLYD That is true.
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@1hopefulman (19569)
• Canada
12 Oct
I don't like to drive in bad weather anymore especially on the highway and so I would call and cancel and book another appointment. So what did you decide?
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@LeaPea2417 (14621)
• Toccoa, Georgia
12 Oct
I rescheduled it.
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@1hopefulman (19569)
• Canada
12 Oct
@LeaPea2417 That was wise! I hope the weather will cooperate with your next appointment!
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@LeaPea2417 (14621)
• Toccoa, Georgia
12 Oct
@1hopefulman I hope so too.
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@DianneN (57247)
• United States
10 Oct
I'd keep the appointment and leave my house much earlier and drive slowly. If you don't go, I would definitely let the office know.
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@LeaPea2417 (14621)
• Toccoa, Georgia
12 Oct
I got it rescheduled for October 23.
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@DianneN (57247)
• United States
12 Oct
@LeaPea2417 Yay! No worries now!
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@LeaPea2417 (14621)
• Toccoa, Georgia
13 Oct
@DianneN That's true.
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@LoriAMoore (9663)
• United States
12 Oct
I'd probably reschedule.
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@LeaPea2417 (14621)
• Toccoa, Georgia
12 Oct
I did, now it is scheduled for October 23rd.
@Ithink (6075)
• United States
10 Oct
If it was really stressing me about going somewhere I don't know along with bad weather, I would call and reschedule.
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@LeaPea2417 (14621)
• Toccoa, Georgia
10 Oct
Yes, I rescheduled it.
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@noni1959 (2594)
• United States
10 Oct
I would reschedule for a time with better whether. Can you get a new cardiologist in your town? Some doctors will charge you for not calling a head to cancel so I'd call.
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@LeaPea2417 (14621)
• Toccoa, Georgia
12 Oct
I did get it rescheduled. I am thinking about getting a new one, but for the time being I will continue to go to this one.
@FayeHazel (10731)
• United States
9 Oct
Hm that's a tough one -- I think I would go if at all possible so I wouldn't have to keep worrying about the appointment. Depends on what conditions you feel safe driving though. Hope it goes well!
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@LeaPea2417 (14621)
• Toccoa, Georgia
12 Oct
It got rescheduled for October 23.
@cahaya1983 (8178)
• Malaysia
9 Oct
I would reschedule. If it's due to bad weather I'm sure they won't have trouble rescheduling it for you.
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@LeaPea2417 (14621)
• Toccoa, Georgia
9 Oct
That is what I am thinking.
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@toniganzon (39805)
• Philippines
9 Oct
I consider then appointment to be a really important one, so I'd probably go anyway.
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@LeaPea2417 (14621)
• Toccoa, Georgia
12 Oct
It is rescheduled. I wont have to wait too long.
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