Stare down waiting room anxiety at your doctor’s office
07/25/18 Rancho Mission Viejo, CA – If youâre going to the doctor, these days youâre competing with everyone else to get your piece of the healthcare pie.Â What if you could feel less rushed, more confident and even get more time with your doctor?Â And get the valuable appointment time you need most. Â Itâs not just possible, patients who read Dale Whiteâs new book âDonât Get Sick Over your Healthcareâ get six simple steps to achieve just that.Â And more.
White is sharing tools from his 10 years in the healthcare industry whereâs heâs helped more than 50,000 patients get their appointment started.
âThereâs a shortage of doctors and appointments, your insurance coverage may be confusing and you donât feel well.Â And what if the doctor tells you more tests and further treatment are necessary?Â Thatâs a ton to deal with from the from the start,â White says.Â âBut you need to be ready.â
Whatâs one of the easiest, most effective steps to take? Â âConfirm your appointment time and location every time, because even being a few minutes late can cause your appointment to be canceled,â according to White.Â Â âDoctor schedules are often over-booked and thereâs no room to squeeze you in once youâre late.â
There are also misconceptions about when to actually arrive for the appointment, White says.Â âPatients who think checking in at the scheduled time is adequate may be unpleasantly surprised to find a long line ahead of them.Â And that may really make them late.Â Â âIâve worked in clinics where you need to get approval from the doctorâs team to even check in a patient who is 10 minutes late,â White warns.Â âWhat is your personal cost if youâre forced to reschedule?â
âIâve watched patients approach their healthcare in many ways,â he says.Â âThe best health results go to those who are highly prepared for their doctor visit.â
âNo patient should be left behind,â White says, âbut the healthcare system will most reward those who help themselves.â