Yesterday, I made a trip to the doctor’s office. I had some labs drawn an hour before my appointment, and rather than going elsewhere in between, I decided to wait at the office until my appointment time. So many people waiting were complaining about the delay, complaining about waiting in line, complaining about having to fill out new insurance forms for the new year, complaining about the weather--just plain complaining. I actually had a pretty good time while I was there and got quite a bit accomplished with my time, and I think it was because I expected to wait and had a plan for what to do with my time. In a perfect world, we wouldn’t have to wait at the doctor’s office, but many times that just isn’t the case.
Yesterday’s experience made me think of two previous posts that some of you newer readers might find helpful. The first is my post on What to do while waiting and the second is Tips for the doctor’s office. I hope you’ll find them helpful, and as always, if you have any additional tips, I’d love to hear them. I get such a kick out of seeing a new comment or email pop up from a reader. You all are awesome!