Jim, I am sorry that doctor's treat their patient's this way. It was a big pet-peeve of mine as a medical assistant and I always tried to apologize to patients when the doctor was running late. It all depends on the doctor the reasons why the afternoon never seems to run on time. Coming from both sides of it, as the patient and a former employee who had to explain the situation both as a receptionist at times and medical assistant, it stinks either way. What gets me is the fee if you are late or cancel your appointment because you sat for 45 minutes waiting to be seen. Their time is valuable, but ours is not? We pay them, and without patients there would be no money. Yet they continue to treat patients as though their comfort and needs mean nothing. It is never going to get better. There is always an excuse, a patient's emergency, a sick appointment someone added simply to get the caller off the phone, a late lunch, emergency call from home, etc.
I try to remember they are people too, but it is hard and ridiculous to be treated that way at every appointment. I would be upset too!
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. George Bernard Shaw
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