Last week I had an appointment with a doctor I see occasionally when aÂ mild problem acts up.Â On my previous appointment with him, IÂ waited 2 hours, and his staff never said what was causing the delay.Â So this time, I oh-so-cleverly scheduled my appointment at 8:20 am, thinking quick in and outÂ first thing in the morning, before his schedule gets backed up.Â Good try, butÂ he didn’t appear until an hour and 10 minutesÂ later.
There are other issues about his medical practiceÂ as well.Â His staff is loud.Â Â SeveralÂ curse in the hallway between examining rooms.Â They complain about being at work, and complain about all their other personal problems.Â Yikes!!
While I was waiting, I questionedÂ if I should follow up again withÂ this physician or not.Â On the positive side,Â when he finally saw me, he was thorough, pleasant and took the time to help me clearly understand what my medical problem was and the plan of treatmentÂ he recommended.
I’m undecided.Â How do you decide to stay or go, if you experience way-less-than-than-ideal medical treatment?