If you cancel your doctor's appointment within 24 hours, they will charge you.
They will also charge you if you are late.
But if they cancel or are late, why can't we charge them for wasting our time.
My time is every bit as valuable as anyone's.
I had an appointment to see my orthopedic surgeon yesterday at 10:15 a.m. I got there at 10 am and sat there, and sat there and still more sitting. It got to be 10:40 before I started losing my patience. I went up to the front desk to see what was going on. She said that I was next. I was making issue of all the people going back there that came in after me. They reminded me that there were many more doctors in this practice. I said, I realize that.
I wondered if he double-booked. I have low tolerance for practices that double-book.
So I sat back down in the waiting room and talked to a couple of people.
One woman asked if anyone had called her name.
I told those people I had been there almost an hour and I found out they were patients of the same doctor that I was waiting to see. And they were both booked at 11 am. I knew it!
I went back to the desk and asked if we should reschedule? I told her that I don't care for practices that double book. She told me that I was next, just like the other clerk. I sat down fuming.
I was called about 11:30 am into the back
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