Thanks for your note! Yes, I am in Calgary, Alberta Canada, so unlike in the States, the wait time to see a medical specialist is pretty bad. Waiting several months for tests like MRI's is pretty common as well. It really boils down to not enough providers or equipment to manage the population and it's needs.
Some waits are longer than others. For some reason, it can take up to a year to see a specialist for hips and knees in particular. Most other specialists have waits of up to 6 months as well, so unless you pay at a private clinic, you're stuck with it.
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