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Posted: 5/13/2022 1:52:40 PM EDT

Walked in 15 minutes early.

Waiting room one hour.

Back room thirty minutes.

No doc.

Bye bye
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 1:54:17 PM EDT
[#1]
That will teach the Dr. a lesson they won't soon forget.

Link Posted: 5/13/2022 1:54:44 PM EDT
[#2]
BTDT. They don’t care.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 1:54:52 PM EDT
[#3]
Ouch. My doctor is never on time. I also haven’t been in 5 years so maybe its changed.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:04:27 PM EDT
[#4]
I had one not even show up for work.  An intern walked in and told me he "normally" runs very late.  Respect goes both ways.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:07:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: okiehunter39] [#5]
Send the doc a bill for your time. If he refuses to pay send to collections. They most certainly do that to us.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:08:01 PM EDT
[#6]
our old family doc did that crap triple book or whatever they did to slow down seeing people , I started taking naps on the checkout table waiting for her.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:09:14 PM EDT
[#7]
They will probably send a bill to your insurance company.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:09:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: LAWRENCETHOMPSON] [#8]
Should of left a dump on the exam table as a specimen sample
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:10:05 PM EDT
[#9]
you sure showed him! lol
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:10:16 PM EDT
[#10]
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Originally Posted By Les663:
BTDT. They don’t care.
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Same here. They still billed my insurance company. A few weeks later I got a certified letter that the doctor was dropping me as a patient.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:11:19 PM EDT
[#11]
Originally Posted By dogsplat:

Walked in 15 minutes early.

Waiting room one hour.

Back room thirty minutes.

No doc.

Bye bye
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I just did the same. I had a 1445 appt for a hernia surgery follow up.  Got there at 1430 and the waiting room was full……Doc was supposed to be in at 1300 and hadn't even shown up yet.  I asked if he was coming from Surgery….nope…just coming from home she said.

Pompous assess.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:11:22 PM EDT
[#12]
I had one that started his day at the hospital then would ride his Harley in an hour after his first appointment at his clinic. I always try to get the first appointment to avoid delays, but it didn't work with him.

The same POS gave me a bunch of prescriptions I didn't need and I overheard him getting approval from his partner to send me to a specialist I desperately needed. They 100% put their profits before my health.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:11:24 PM EDT
[#13]
I've never had an egregiously late medical appointment. I doubt I've ever waited longer than 15 minutes or so.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:11:31 PM EDT
[#14]
Best way I have found to avoid this is to try get appointments first thing in the morning.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:12:17 PM EDT
[#15]
Some doctors are habitually late—personally, I think they’re just people who are
poor planners with their personal life & office.

I cover a hospital & ER in addition to my office—99% of the time when I’m late, it’s because the computer/EMR shut the bed again & 5 IT people are standing in my office saying—we’ve never seen this before….
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:12:38 PM EDT
[#16]
Give the man some slack, after lunch he took the Pharma rep to a hotel to bang. He's gonna be back soon
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:12:45 PM EDT
[#17]
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Originally Posted By okiehunter39:
Send the doc a bill for your time. If he refuses to pay send to collections. They most certainly do that to us.
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Good luck with that
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:13:18 PM EDT
[#18]
I've been with the same doc for 6 years, never waited more than 5 or 10 minutes.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:14:11 PM EDT
[#19]
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Originally Posted By ray9101:
Originally Posted By okiehunter39:
Send the doc a bill for your time. If he refuses to pay send to collections. They most certainly do that to us.

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Good luck with that


Why not? It costs nothing.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:16:05 PM EDT
[#20]
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Originally Posted By SoonerBorn:
They will probably send a bill to your insurance company.
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Informing your insurer might cause them to decline the bill for lack of services rendered.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:17:26 PM EDT
[#21]
I work with doctors.  Doctors get jacked around every which way, the most important being medical emergencies that either require their personal attention or for which they get conscripted into assisting on.

I shudder to look at it this way, but their time is actually more valuable than most other peoples'.

The messed-up part is when they leave you waiting without informing you that there will be a delay.  That's certainly worth a complaint, or even looking for another doctor whose staff has a better service attitude.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:19:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: MATTINFAIRBORN] [#22]
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Originally Posted By okiehunter39:
Send the doc a bill for your time. Collect.
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I jumped a past doctor about being almost 2 hours late.  He had a medical student with him.  Her expression was fun.  How dare a patient not worship the ground a pill pusher walks on.  He started the he was busy with other patients excuse.  I shut that down and told him his receptionist knew he was running way late and could have told me so I could leave, do my shit, and come back.  Arrogant prick.  

I eventually fired him over him refusing to check that a medication he'd prescribed was causing me serious problems.  Found a new doc.  He ordered a blood test and sure enough, I was having the well known rare but serious side effect.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:19:33 PM EDT
[#23]
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Originally Posted By Grey_Man:
Best way I have found to avoid this is to try get appointments first thing in the morning.
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This, especially since I normally have fasting blood work done.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:20:06 PM EDT
[#24]
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Originally Posted By SoonerBorn:
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Probably?
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:22:07 PM EDT
[#25]
Its the front office staff. The days of a woman that been working there for 20 years and ran the office like a bootcamp are long gone. Now, its some  chola complete with hand tattoo that doesn't give a shit except when its time to leave.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:22:09 PM EDT
[#26]
Take the first available appointment in the AM. I don't blame you OP, it's the only industry where it has some how become acceptable to keep people waiting.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:22:35 PM EDT
[#27]
If the events of the last couple of years have shown us anything, it's that doctors - GP's typically - are simply scripts signers following quite simple diagnostic and prescription rules. Very little free thinking, they deal with a dozen very common ailments over and over again. No thinking outside the box. You can reach the same diagnosis and drug schedule with a few minutes of research.

Now and again they get something out of their lane that they refer you to some else for.

Kind of like jiffy lube guys for the human body.

This doesn't apply to surgeons or oncologists etc whom I have some respect for.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:23:58 PM EDT
[#28]
My doctor is often running late. He’s there, he just takes his time with patients, most of whom are elderly. He is also my dads doctor. I dislike waiting but he is a good doctor and like I said, he takes his time with everyone. He’s gotten better about it and has different blocks of times for different patients now. My dad has a 40 minute block allotted to him vs me with a 20 minute block.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:24:48 PM EDT
[#29]
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Originally Posted By okiehunter39:
Send the doc a bill for your time. If he refuses to pay send to collections. They most certainly do that to us.
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Ops probably going to get a bill for a cancelled appt as it is so might as well bill him back.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:26:33 PM EDT
[#30]
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Originally Posted By SoonerBorn:
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Recording your weight and blood pressure is done before you hit a waiting room for a reason
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:27:50 PM EDT
[#31]
My doctors office stopped taking insurance, now they have a subscription thing setup.  But I have been seeing my doc for decades, I have kickass .gov insurance so they made an exception for me and kept me on with my insurance.  I am literally one hissy fit away from getting the boot.  lol.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:28:37 PM EDT
[#32]
Take-home lesson: Schedule appointments either (1) first thing in the morning or (2) just after lunch.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:29:13 PM EDT
[#33]
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Originally Posted By Skydivesnake:
If the events of the last couple of years have shown us anything, it's that doctors - GP's typically - are simply scripts signers following quite simple diagnostic and prescription rules. Very little free thinking, they deal with a dozen very common ailments over and over again. No thinking outside the box. You can reach the same diagnosis and drug schedule with a few minutes of research.

Now and again they get something out of their lane that they refer you to some else for.

Kind of like jiffy lube guys for the human body.

This doesn't apply to surgeons or oncologists etc whom I have some respect for.
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Agree. Want to have some fun? Tell them you don't have insurance but will pay out of pocket. Without the insurance to fall back on to bill for the endless tests, regardless of the malady, they all but tell you they don't want you as a patient. The days of figuring things out on their own are over. Lawsuits I suspect.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:33:05 PM EDT
[#34]
I saw an ortho doc  for a first evaluation. 6 weeks and 4 phone calls later, I went to my GP, who must have called him; I got a hip shot a few days later. Still haven't heard from him.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:35:05 PM EDT
[#35]
You'll still get a bill.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:35:05 PM EDT
[#36]
The general practice I used to go to hired a consulting service about 7 years ago to boost their "metrics" in preparation of the lead partners selling the practice before they retired.

Immediately, they started double / triple booking doctors and having the CNAs and LPN's run around with clip boards asking repeat questions (usually the medical history they already had on file) of the patients, to try to hide the fact that the Dr wasn't going to actually talk to them.

Of course, when the Dr actually did step in the room to see me, it was never the one I scheduled and they had no idea why I was there.

That's how my appendicitis turned into a necrotic appendix with the related peritonitis and sepsis.

Yeah, I'm still pissed off about it.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:35:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By midcap:
Give the man some slack, after lunch he took the Pharma rep to a hotel to bang. He's gonna be back soon
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I've never seen a male pharma rep, nor even an average-looking female one.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:37:01 PM EDT
[#38]
Yes I know what you’re talking about. My doctor was an hour late. Got called for an emergency surgery.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:38:52 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SoonerBorn:
They will probably send a bill to your insurance company.
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One did that to me after I left once when the Dr didn’t come for 2 hours……. I called the insurance and they denied the bill and told the Dr why
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:42:22 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By LAWRENCETHOMPSON:
Should of left a dump on the exam table as a specimen sample
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Amber?  Is that you?
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:43:25 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SoonerBorn:
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Actually I’d be surprised if they didn’t.  

Why are doctors/dentists never on time?  I can understand late in the day if appts start backing up but I’m often the only patient at my dentist at any one time and still wait.  I imagine they are in an office bs’ing or playing solitaire on their pc?
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:45:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: MeatPopsicle] [#42]
Reasons my patients had to wait for me on ONE day this week.  

Diabetic emergency, a new diagnosis so I was spending a boatload of time trying to figure out why his vital signs were all mixed up.  After I figured it all out and made sure he wasn't going to die.  To the hospital to be admitted.

Elderly lady fell down the stairs at facility.  Xrays, full body exam (family begged me to do it, because they have no faith in the care facility).  So, I am there in a small room with a family, trying to undress an elderly lady in a walker and perform all my normal duties while trying to run down and examine her Xrays and fill out all these referals etc they brought for me, NOT a 30 minute visit.

A guy with shortness of breath.  Probably should have just sent him to the ER when I first laid eyes on him, BUT I try to actually diagnose and treat people when I see them.  Ultimately, he had significant EKG changes and bradycardia. Probably an MI.  To the emergency room and probably cardiology intervention he goes.

These people threw me hours behind my schedule.  

Now, funny thing.  If you are the first patient and your doctor comes in 45 minutes late with his bicycle helmet still on and tells you he was late because he got caught up with another patient.  He is most likely an a hole.   I had a doctor pull that crap on me.  LOL, he works with my wife, who told him later that the jig was up.  Ironically the institution fired him for some B.S totally unrelated.

Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:50:55 PM EDT
[#43]
If you don’t want to wait and want your doctor’s undivided attention, then seek out either a Direct Primary Care or Concierge Doctor.  But, expect to pay.  Of course, most here would bitch about that…
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:51:02 PM EDT
[#44]
Must not have needed to see him too urgently.  Probably some sick, maybe dying, person was getting his attention.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:51:12 PM EDT
[#45]
This is why I just go to the urgent care most times. Its a more expensive copay but I will gladly pay it to get in, get medication, and get out.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:51:56 PM EDT
[#46]
I had an appointment today at 1:45. Received a text today at 11:45 stating that I had an appointment on the 18th at 2:45. So now I have to reschedule my work appointments next week.
WTF, man?!!!
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:54:29 PM EDT
[#47]
You showed them OP.

Have fun finding a new PCP.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:56:05 PM EDT
[#48]
Did you shit in his sink?

If not then how do you know that they are aware or given proper notification of your dissatisfaction?

If they complain tell them the stool sample was what you were there for but nobody showed up to collect and you were tired of holding your bowels.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:56:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By okiehunter39:
Send the doc a bill for your time. If he refuses to pay send to collections. They most certainly do that to us.
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If I recall correctly some lady sued her Doc for making her wait and won.
Link Posted: 5/13/2022 2:57:26 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By MeatPopsicle:
Reasons my patients had to wait for me on ONE day this week.  

Diabetic emergency, a new diagnosis so I was spending a boatload of time trying to figure out why his vital signs were all mixed up.  After I figured it all out and made sure he wasn't going to die.  To the hospital to be admitted.

Elderly lady fell down the stairs at facility.  Xrays, full body exam (family begged me to do it, because they have no faith in the care facility).  So, I am there in a small room with a family, trying to undress an elderly lady in a walker and perform all my normal duties while trying to run down and examine her Xrays and fill out all these referals etc they brought for me, NOT a 30 minute visit.

A guy with shortness of breath.  Probably should have just sent him to the ER when I first laid eyes on him, BUT I try to actually diagnose and treat people when I see them.  Ultimately, he had significant EKG changes and bradycardia. Probably an MI.  To the emergency room and probably cardiology intervention he goes.

These people threw me hours behind my schedule.  

Now, funny thing.  If you are the first patient and your doctor comes in 45 minutes late with his bicycle helmet still on and tells you he was late because he got caught up with another patient.  He is most likely an a hole.   I had a doctor pull that crap on me.  LOL, he works with my wife, who told him later that the jig was up.  Ironically the institution fired him for some B.S totally unrelated.

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How about calling for prior auths and peer to peer reviews?
Patients show up 30 minutes early and bitch about sitting in the waiting room 20 minutes. Telling them they are 10 minutes ahead of schedule and they have a coniption
All that said, if a patient is waiting more than 15 minutes on me i am embarrassed and apologizing when i walk in.
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