After two separate appointments, both of which I have spent an hour or more waiting to see the doctor, I have come to this conclusion. It's time for us, the patients, to start charging doctors. I don't mind paying a doctor for the services they provide us, but I'm sick and tired of the time I waste waiting to see them. Now I know that I'm not a very patient person, but when I have to wait in the waiting room for an hour or more after my scheduled appointment, that is ridiculous. I should charge the doctor's office for that time that I lost.
Maybe they should stop trying to squeeze so many patients into one day and try and space out their schedule a little bit more. Couldn't they benefit from an extra ten or fifteen minutes in between appointments? They could use this time to return messages or fill out patient charts.
I'm frustrated, can't you tell?