It's a sickly time of year and unfortunately. according to a survey, it takes an average of 21 days to get an appointment with a doctor...
try one of these tricks to get an earlier appointment and get on the road to healthy faster!
Instead of saying that you don't feel well, be very specific about your ailment. Being more descriptive alerts the nurse that you need to be seen sooner rather than later and makes it more likely that the office will work you into an emergency slot.
Instead of saying you are a new patient, mention who referred you to the practice. Sometimes it really is about who you know!
Instead of relying soley on the doctor, request an appointment with the nurse practitioner or the physician's assistant. They can usually see you sooner and if your condition is beyond their scope, they'll call your doctor in to see you.
**Alright now, I'm talking tips, head over to see what Impulsive and Shawn are talking about on Talk to us Tuesday!**