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Darrell KSR
10-01-2012, 03:35 PM
Sitting at eye dr. office and waiting in waiting room now 54 minutes past appointment.

What is the longest you have waited?

elicat
10-01-2012, 03:53 PM
I'm afraid I'm a bit difficult about this, but not as much as I could be. At a specialist's office, after 45 minutes I tell the receptionist I'm leaving in 15 minutes and will find a different specialist. That usually gets me in before the hour is up. If that doesn't happen I make good on my word. With my GP it's not a big deal to just reschedule.

But I don't have any known serious health issues, and specialist visits tend to be CYA for the GP. What I would do if I thought I was actually sick might be quite different.

Catfan73
10-01-2012, 06:38 PM
I've found that if you open the exam room door and look like you're about to leave they usually get to you pretty quickly

suncat05
10-01-2012, 06:47 PM
I DO NOT have that problem at the VA. If I'm 10 minutes past my appointment, they will tell you that the Doctor/or whomever will see you in just a minute.

I had to go to a civilian dermatolgist here about 2 months ago. I was actually in the exam room 5 minutes BEFORE my scheduled appointment time, and the dermatologist walked in a couple of minutes early as well!

dan_bgblue
10-01-2012, 07:31 PM
Yeah, but most people do not carry guns and night sticks to the doctors office with them. ;) Maybe I will give that a try next time.

suncat05
10-01-2012, 08:02 PM
Yeah, but most people do not carry guns and night sticks to the doctors office with them. ;) Maybe I will give that a try next time.

LOL! You're a funny guy Dan! :p

uklandrn
12-11-2012, 12:33 PM
Had to wait a very long time for things when Ron was sick. Lots of times we were put into a room and sat there for hours. Part of the reason was everyone being seen was there for a critical reason - and some people became acutely ill and had to be taken care of then. They couldn't wait until their appointment time or they might die. I have seriously been in an exam room for more than 5 hours before - but I did my best to not complain - the people working there were truly angels. I do know I have had to wait over 90 minutes with other doctors - and I did become upset and say something to the people who worked there. Being a nurse - I try to give them the benefit of the doubt - but my impatience makes it tough.