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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 02:42 PM
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31. Here in Los Angeles it's averaging 45 min. to an hour
and it's getting harder and harder to get an appointment.

Generally 3 -4 weeks in my experience.

I think a lot of Dr.'s are retiring.

The insurance companies aren't paying them enough and the work load is horrible.

Also, our hospitals are closing left and right.

:cry:
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  -How long have you had to wait at a Dr's office for a Dr. to see you? eilen  Feb-20-09 02:05 PM   #0 
  - I waited 4 hours once and then found out the fucking Doctor was on vacation  ThomWV   Feb-20-09 02:07 PM   #1 
  - OMG - that's horrible. I wait one hour max then walk out without a word.  Thickasabrick   Feb-21-09 02:05 PM   #24 
  - Well .... once I waited 3 hours, but ----  Tracer   Feb-20-09 02:10 PM   #2 
  - Not Long  atreides1   Feb-20-09 02:14 PM   #3 
  - Generally about an hour every time. Worst was 3 hours.  Xithras   Feb-20-09 02:15 PM   #4 
  - Cardiologist ...  RoyGBiv   Feb-20-09 02:16 PM   #5 
  - My husband is family practice  Mojorabbit   Feb-20-09 02:24 PM   #6 
  - hey mojorabbit  NJCher   Feb-21-09 02:40 PM   #30 
     - But were they nurses?  Mojorabbit   Feb-21-09 05:23 PM   #33 
        - oh, that's interesting!  NJCher   Feb-22-09 11:19 AM   #37 
  - i have never waited that long!!  ejpoeta   Feb-20-09 02:29 PM   #7 
  - When I have an appointment and have to wait an hour, I leave -- and tell them to call me.  TahitiNut   Feb-20-09 02:30 PM   #8 
  - I do that, too.  emilyg   Feb-20-09 02:43 PM   #13 
     - Yup.  TahitiNut   Feb-20-09 03:14 PM   #15 
  - 5 minutes at the most.  greendog   Feb-20-09 02:34 PM   #9 
  - About 2 hours  MountainLaurel   Feb-20-09 02:35 PM   #10 
  - 6 hours in the emergency room when I sawed off my finger tip  tularetom   Feb-20-09 02:41 PM   #11 
  - I worked in a surgeon's office once and he drove me nuts.  uppityperson   Feb-20-09 02:42 PM   #12 
  - My friend worked for a pediatrician and  eilen   Feb-21-09 06:45 AM   #21 
     - Have you heard the story about the people waiting in line at the Pearly Gates?  uppityperson   Feb-21-09 02:00 PM   #23 
  - haven't seen a dr in 35 years--but wouldn't wait more than 30 minutes--then I would bill  niyad   Feb-20-09 03:11 PM   #14 
  - I had an appointment for 9, and had to take vacation time from work  old mark   Feb-20-09 03:17 PM   #16 
  - Usually wait about 20 minutes for my doctor.  Evoman   Feb-20-09 03:22 PM   #17 
  - I used to see a general practitioner who  ipfilter   Feb-20-09 03:28 PM   #18 
  - For a specialist, it can be bad.  Berry Cool   Feb-20-09 06:55 PM   #19 
  - My father (80+ yrs. old) waited 2 hours in the examining  Raine   Feb-20-09 07:15 PM   #20 
  - The only time I got stuck waiting a long time was years ago.  Vinca   Feb-21-09 07:35 AM   #22 
  - I don't know...  Leftist Agitator   Feb-21-09 02:10 PM   #25 
  - When I lived in Canada - bleak and blasted land of socialist socialized medicine  jpak   Feb-21-09 02:14 PM   #26 
  - 1 hour , always  Solly Mack   Feb-21-09 02:15 PM   #27 
  - 10-20 minutes - Kaiser here does a great job not overbooking  SmileyRose   Feb-21-09 02:16 PM   #28 
  - 10 or 15 minutes at the most, usually.  rainbow4321   Feb-21-09 02:35 PM   #29 
  - Here in Los Angeles it's averaging 45 min. to an hour  goclark   Feb-21-09 02:42 PM   #31 
  - 15 minutes at most, and that's only...  WillowTree   Feb-21-09 02:46 PM   #32 
  - I just had to wait about 35 minutes.  W_HAMILTON   Feb-21-09 05:24 PM   #34 
  - Hey, someone gave me a heart!  W_HAMILTON   Feb-21-09 05:24 PM   #36 
  - The longest was maybe two hours, and that was for an oral surgeon  TK421   Feb-21-09 05:24 PM   #35 
 

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