I'm still waiting for appt an hr later

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Registered: 02-19-2007
I'm still waiting for appt an hr later
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Wed, 09-08-2010 - 11:34am
So the patient before me showed up at least 30 mins late. So I'm still in waiting room. Shouldn't she be waiting. It's her first appt and the dr has to review all her info that she filled out. I'm really trying not to blow up. It's gonna be all I can do not to trip her when she walks out.









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*mindy*
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Registered: 06-17-2010
Wed, 09-08-2010 - 2:14pm

WOW! She is so lucky she was seen. At my practice, they give you all bad options - you can only have the time remaining in your appointment (45 min appt, 30 min late becomes 15 min appt), you can reschedule or you can hang around and see if someone isn't there for the start of their appointment. Since my doc is an hour away through traffic, I have gotten into the practice of leaving very early to make sure I don't get stuck. The only silver lining may be that you have a good Dr that will not short you to accomodate her.

Good Luck!
Angela

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Registered: 12-08-2009
Wed, 09-08-2010 - 2:30pm

Wow, that is completely unfair to all the other patients. In every doctor's office Ive been to, if you are more than 15 or 20 minutes late, they make you wait or make you reschedule for another day.

I really hope you dont have to wait too much longer.
I would be seething mad also!



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Registered: 02-19-2007
Wed, 09-08-2010 - 2:30pm

That is true she is very thorough and doesn't rush you.
I was waiting in line to check in 10 mins early for my appt so thats how I know that girl was late. Unfortunately I also saw that she was talking/examined by Dr for an hr! UGH!

She apologized profusely for the wait & said it was a series of 'little things' that delayed the day...

Too bad I knew the patient before me was late & then talked with her for an hr. I know we all want our questions answered but you really talk to Dr for an hr? I mean dont you know what your questions are? Not to mention she went in with her b/w hand written on a piece of paper & told the receptionist her father copied it from her online charts?! WHAT? Your father? SHe cant even copy her own info on a piece of paper & she's trying to have a baby.

Ok I guess Im being harsh, but I just dont get ppl sometimes.
I wish they had that kind of policy. I hate being late & I always just assumed if you were late you get bumped....

Oh well, its done now :)










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*mindy*
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Registered: 10-05-2006
Wed, 09-08-2010 - 6:42pm
Your right, it is over now. I am so impatient waiting in lines and for doctors. Who shows up 30 minutes late for a dr appt and expects to be seen? crazy...
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