When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded...********************
Hi, I guess it is true that the doctor can fit more patients in with med checks. He could fit three appoinments at 20 minutes a peice into an hour. Otherwise with therapy he can only schedule on appointment for the hour. I know that they do spend some time after you leave charting. That is why you usaully don't get the full 20 minutes or the full 60 minutes.
I also think part of the reason for the shorter appointments is that the pdoc can see more patients overall. I mean my pdoc has a 2-3 week wait to get in, and I am a current patient. The whole area that I am in has a shortage of pdoc's. If you don't have one you might have to wait a month or two to get in. Then there is the possiblity that some patients may not want the full hour either. Some patients might be content just to have med check appointments every so often.
I find with the med check appointments it is just too short to say anything. Then if I do have anything important to say half the time I don't get a chance to say it. I geuss I am the type of person that does not like to start with the heavy issues first. Also, being that I am scheduling 2-3 weeks ahead I never really know if I might need to talk longer a few weeks down the road.