Here is how it went down:
supply id and insurance card
wait in waiting room
nurse stuff--my weight, blood pressure, temp, that kind of stuff
sat in exam room
talked to dr
nurse gave me a shot.
TIME: 32 minutes for all the above activity.
I went in because of severe vertigo, terrific pain in ears, tight throat and neck, swollen glands, temp. My October allergies finally caught up with me. I have been suffering all month long but none of the above symptoms.
The majority of the time spent inside the building, from car to car, was spent with the doctor! It is a walk-in place with this one fabulous doctor. (there are other doctors there) He talks to me! He explains things! I am never in the dark about what is happening in my body, why he gave one med over another. Of course, I mostly ask, but he does not hesitate to fully explain. Since he is usually at a walk-in place about 30 miles from here, I could still drive there if I were desperate to see him. Severe vertigo started last Thursday, but I managed to last until today when he was in town.
He is so unlike the other half dozen I have seen in this walk-in office. He is absolutely the best doctor I have ever seen other than specialists.
Does your doctor see you quickly? Does he talk to you and explain things?