Health Policy News and Views
Compiled by Benita M. Dodd
My pet peeve when I visit the doctor’s office is waiting.
I arrive on time. Then I wait. I don’t touch the magazines – I mean, sick people visit the doctor’s office! I play with the iPad. I text. I attempt to diagnose patients’ ailments and personalities.
Most of all, I seethe. I know that if I made the doctor wait for me, I’d lose my place in line and they wouldn’t accommodate me. And if I didn’t turn up at all, they’d charge me for the missed appointment.
Making me wait, I feel, is a sign of disrespect and disregard for my time. Is my time not…