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As I've gotten older, I'm less understanding about the waiting involved
with office visits. Though I know that a 2:00 appointment, really means
that the doctor will see me 2:45ish, waiting still irritates me to no end.
I mean, if the doctor wanted to see me at 2:45, why not just schedule the
appointment for then? As grateful as I am for the out-of-date magazines
that they supply in the waiting room, I can usually think of a thousand
places I'd rather be and an equal number of things I'd rather be doing.
It's tough being a patient. But you know, I bet it's tough being a doctor
too. I sure wouldn't want to be putting a tongue depressor in people's
mouth and smelling their breath all day-and I don't even want to think
about the other places they have to routinely poke and prod. As frustrating
as insurance companies are to the patient, the frustration doctors must
experience must be multiplied by as many patients as they have. And then
there's the visit itself. I can only imagine the pressure they feel to
diagnose and cure a person's problem in the limited time allocated for
the appointment. And most of us don't actually help, do we? The doctor
walks in the room and asks, "So..." she pauses to glance down at the chart
for a brief moment to see what my name is, "Mr. Wilson, how are you doing?"
My response is always the same-"Fine."
If I'm fine, what am I doing in the doctor's office? The deception doesn't
stop with the initial response, often I find myself downplaying symptoms
instead of really giving the doctor what she needs to help me. So the office
visit takes longer as the doctor has to be a detective to solve the mystery
as to why a man that is doing "fine" is in her office.
Which might explain why 2:00 appointments are really 2:45ish, and definitely
explains why a person that hides their problems from people that can help
them is more likely to keep them.
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