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Old 04-10-2010, 08:46 AM
Location: Tulsa, OK
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I look for games to play on the Dr's computer.
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:03 AM
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I just leave. On the way out I tell the person at the desk I'll be looking for a doctor that cares about their patients.

Hit 'em in the wallet and they will either change their ways or find line of work more suited to their abilities.

Mechanic perhaps?
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:10 AM
Location: Hermoso y tranquilo Panamá
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Originally Posted by LaceyEx View Post
Just leave me in the waiting room until the doctor is close to ready-rather than an hour in that little examining room.
Well they do want us to think "the doctor will be right with you" Course I've also been known to stick my head out and say in a somewhat loud voice "come on already, I've been in here for 20 minutes waiting" (Patience in this type of situation is definitely not my strong suit)
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:23 AM
Location: Out there somewhere...
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They put you in the examining room to test your patience and to keep you from gettting po'ed and walking out of the waiting room. Though a couple of times I've just gotten up and left after sitting for an hour or so.

Don't you just love it when you're alone in that room waiting and you hear them sitting other patients in the rooms next to yours and telling them that the doctor will be right in to see them. And sometimes the doc see's them before seeing you.

When the doc comes in late to see you and asks how do you feel, tell 'em "with my hands and I'm sick of waiting"....
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Old 04-10-2010, 10:41 AM
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Puts me in a claustraphobic mood..can't even concentrate to read.
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Old 04-10-2010, 10:46 AM
Location: Central & coastal FL
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I'm easy. I can fall asleep in either place. The plus in the private room is not having to listen to someone in a chair next to me keeping me awake.
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Old 04-10-2010, 10:55 AM
Location: long island ny
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And they wonder why our blood pressure is high when they finally get in to take it!
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:26 AM
Location: S.A., Texas ~ Non -Sanctuary city & HUD secretary farm~
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I have no patience for it. I just don't go any more!!
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:41 AM
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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I nap. Seriously. I'm one of those who can nap anywhere. And if I'm tired enough while waiting in the examining room I just curl up on the table and crash. Although if the room is too cool, I can't (cannot sleep if I'm not warm).
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Old 04-10-2010, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by 2goldens View Post
I walk in circles in the back rooms. When the Doctor walks in, he looks at me like "Whats wrong?" and the first thing out of my mouth is "Doctor, are you aware I've been here since XXXtime?" They don't like it and will be eager to go an extra mile to help you.

Sometimes it works,sometimes it backfires.

There was an idiot giving advice in a newspaper stating if the doctor doesn't see you within 15 minutres of your appointment you should bill the doctor for your time wasted.

A woman wrote a response stating she did just that.
She later recieved a letter from the clinic stating they no longer wanted her as a client and she should find another doctor. ( signed by her doctor of 25 years who she really liked)

I don't judge a doctor/clinic by how long I get kept waiting.
I judge them on what they do for me.

Long waits in the examining room have gone on as long as I can remember . At least you know you're one step closer to seeing the doctor than you were before you got called from the waiting room.
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