We’ve all been there. The dreaded wait of a few minutes to be seen is like a knife in the heart. You feel the burn, but you also don’t want to be out of work that day. The doctor is the doctor, and I’m not going to lie, his or her face is usually that of a knife.
We’re here to tell you about a service we’re running at the University of Virginia that allows our patients to schedule their urgent care appointments online. Our patients can book appointments through our website, and there are no more than four appointments per day. No appointments are held in person. All the patients have the option to speak with the doctor via telephone.
The service is run by some of the best doctors in the country, and the people who run it are some of the best in health care. It’s a great idea, and I hope it becomes a very popular service.
The wait time varies, and I recommend anyone who gets a wait call to call the number on the website. There is no cost to get an appointment.
I will admit that I’m not a fan of this particular appointment system. It is not always clear who is qualified to do a certain type of surgery. Some procedures are more complicated than others. Also, I don’t think it’s fair to give out the number to everyone who calls. This is the same as with any doctor’s office. I’m not sure why people have to wait to get in, but it seems to be the norm.
Not sure why anyone would want to wait on a doctor appointment. I can’t think of anything that would be more frustrating than sitting in a doctor’s waiting room and waiting for them to call you back. Unless you need a kidney and your insurance doesn’t cover that. In that case you could just wait in the waiting room until your insurance covers the procedure. Also, I feel that this is the wrong way to do things. Wait times should be determined by the people who do the surgery.
The good news is that you can now get your surgery sooner if you’re in urgent need. While the waiting time usually stretches for months, in some cases there is now a 24-hour option for ER visits, emergency surgery, or hospital stays. The waiting times for those procedures will be more reasonable though. I am sure you have noticed that wait times for doctor appointments are getting shorter and shorter.
Wait times for doctors are one of the bigger problems with getting medical care. For those patients that don’t have access to a regular doctor, the waiting times are always a concern. While that may be the case for a small portion of our population, it’s a huge problem for most. In fact, the average hospital visit is 4.3 hours.
Wait times for medical procedures are usually very short, but they can take many different forms. The most common is the doctor going to the hospital and coming back with a prescription for a drug that the doctor doesn’t have. The next is the doctor just writing something on the prescription pad, without actually seeing the patient. This is called “telephone” or “on-line” prescription.
This is a problem because as a physician, you are constantly working to keep your patients updated on what they need. You are also constantly trying to keep your patients happy with what they have so you can get some good work done. If you don’t get it done, you risk wasting time and money (and sometimes lives) on a patient. The solution is to have every patient see every doctor at least once.