The general practitioner in our small town is ALWAYS so far behind that it is a 3 hour chore at the minimum for a 5-10 minute consult.
My daughter drives by on her way home from work, stops in, signs the sheet, goes home, showers, dresses and goes back to the office where she still has at least a 1/2 wait before seeing the doctor.
I left that practive and drive a half hour to a GOOD family doctor who is conscientious of his patients and has his staff schedule appointments accordingly.
My husband still foolishly goes to the same doctor as my daughter "because its only a 5 minute drive from home"!! Duh! We've both left the house at the same time for appointments. I've driven the half hour, seen my doctor, stopped at Arby's for 2 MarketFresh sandwiches, drove the 1/2 hour home and pulled in the driveway ahead of hubby who "only" drove 5 minutes, signed in, sat, finally saw the doctor and drove the 5 minutes home.
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.