4. Your time is valuable too
There are certain things you shouldn’t do before visiting your doctor such as arriving late. However, if you do so, you may just want to forget about your appointment slot. Vice-versa, you might also be the one stuck waiting—which can be a major frustration, especially when you are a busy person.
“Sometimes the wait is not the fault of the doctor—it could be the office procedures holding things up,” says Dr. Muto. “But, if there are few people in the waiting room, it’s probably the doctor.” Taking time with patients is really important in creating a bond between doctor and patient, but if waiting is a consistent issue, consider a switch. You should have a doctor who makes, and sticks to a schedule.