Well, I just got back from walking out of my Allergist's office. Today, I left home early to take my 3 kids to the babysitter & to make sure I made it too my my appointment on time. ( We are currently under a winter weather storm, there is ice everywhere . All schools
have been cancelled and we could have easily broken arms & legs on the slippery driveways & sidewalks. I wouldn't have even gone but this was a rescheduled appointment from 2 weeks ago.)
So, I get to the Dr.s office 20 minutes till. The very nice nurse called me back 45 minutes later , took my vitals ect, and said "the Dr. will be in shortly." I sat in the examining room for 1 HOUR waiting before I quietly walked out. I don't under stand why this happens? Shouldn't the Dr. pop his head in, or send some-one to tell me that he is running behind or give me the chance to reschedule ?
How often does this happen? Is 1 hour 45 minutes normal to make a patient wait? Will I get charged for a visit even though he was a "No show"? Could I bill him for my time?
I feel much better now venting to you all!
I would have loved to have seen the expression on his face when he grabbed my chart, opened the door and no one was in there! Ohh well.