• Has anyone else been treated differently by your doctor?

    Asked by Jess on Friday, November 9, 2012

    Has anyone else been treated differently by your doctor?

    I am wondering if anyone else has experienced what I had happen to me this week? I went to see the neurologist for pain. On arriving at the office I was told it would be just a few minutes and they would take me back to see the doctor, I waited 2 1\2 hours before I told them I was in pain and was going to leave. That is when they took me back to the room where I sat for another 1/2 hour before the doctor came in to the room. he saw me for about 5 minutes and he handed me an Rx for some pain meds and told to come back in 6 weeks. I didnt make another appointment, I will seek another doctor.

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    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      I wouldn't have waited this long without saying something. Regardless of what this Dr had going on there is no reason to make a patient wait this long. These Dr's forget that they work for us, not the other way around. Jess, you're very patient. I would have been raising all types of XXX!!

      about 7 years ago
    • GGP's Avatar

      I have done my share of waiting, too much I guess. One time last year we went in around 2, sat in the "big" waiting room for couple hrs. then they call my name, all excited we go on back towards the exam rooms, to be shown the "smaller" waiting room. where we sit for another, hr. then get called into the exam room. To wait another 30. It was dark and the office staff had closed up their desks and were gone when we came out. I don't mind too much the waiting, I drive 2 hrs. to get to my dr.s anyway. But when I get the first hint of they are in a hurry, thats when I get a little difficult to deal with. Since I have been in business for years I have mentioned to them before that my time is valuable too, so who should I send the bill to for the 2 hours I waited when I had an apt. for a certain time. ... They never see the humor in that.

      about 7 years ago
    • BobbyG's Avatar

      right on! be your own advocate. I hate being ignored or neglected no matter what the reason they come up with. DR. probable took lunch while you where waiting.

      over 6 years ago

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