Monday, May 13, 2013
Is There a Doctor in the House?
I guess the new trend for doctors, at least in my area, is to take all of your personal information and then tell you, 'I have to check with the doctor,' or 'I have to have the doctor sign off on this before I can accept you as a new patient,' before they will take you in.
My husband has had the same doctor for many years. He's not happy with the front desk, and for good reason. He's waited it out for a couple of years, but nothing's improved, and I have to agree with him they do a pretty lousy job, even though the doctor's good. In reality, however, you deal with the doctor for a few minutes and deal with the front desk for everything else. If it takes them four or five days to get back with you on a standard request (such as scheduling an appointment), and that doesn't change in a couple of years time, it's time to move on.
Long story short, I called ten or eleven doctors today and finally found one who would just make an appointment for him to come in, but hello old school, I miss you so!! At least for when it comes to finding a new doctor. I'll never understand why everything has to be so difficult. If it's a simple procedure, just leave it simple. Geez.
I'm done ranting now.