Pet Peeve: What Annoys Me The Most Or Why I Don’t Like Visiting Doctors
Everybody has their own personal frustrations. These things may not seem like a big deal to some, but it can cause blood pressure problems. My greatest pet peeve about the doctors is how long it takes to see them. It is so annoying and happens every time I visit the doctor. It is the responsibility of doctors to make their patients happy, and that includes getting them in and out as quickly as possible. My pet peeve essay concerns waiting in the doctor’s chair.
Most doctors’ offices have a receptionist who schedules appointments. It is confusing to me why they give you a time you should come in, when it is not the time you actually see the doctor. Is it really necessary to give us a wrong time? I don’t recall ever going to the doctor’s office on a scheduled day and being called immediately. Evidently, receptionists have to be able predict the time it takes for one client. They should plan appointments accordingly. I feel like they just try to fit people in without thinking about the timeframe. It is absurd. I just want to stay at home when I’m sick. While I cannot speak for others, it is not what I would enjoy to spend my time in a doctor’s office with other sick people. I don’t want to do that while I’m sick. I leave the doctor’s offices feeling tired and annoyed, which makes it worse than when I arrived. It is important to be better than worse when you visit the doctor. This is a bad idea.
My time is also wasted sitting in a waiting room. I have other plans. There are other things I can do in my day than spending time at the doctors’ office. I need to have my physical every year in order to be eligible for school. Since I’m not sick, I have many other plans for the day. I once had a 12 noon appointment with my doctor. I also had plans for the 2:00 time that day. This was a huge mistake. I couldn’t get out the door until 2:30 in the morning so I had cancel my plans. This was very disappointing for me as the long waiting time made it difficult to get out of the office on time. I shouldn’t let a simple appointment with the doctor ruin my day.
This may seem minor to others, and may not bother them. This buggers me to my core! This is one of the biggest things that I hate. It should not be necessary to wait between 40-50 mins for a doctor’s appointment. It’s insane! This subject makes my blood pressure go up a few notches. Scheduling appointments in a way that allows for extra time would work. This simple change will make all the difference. I hope that I one day will be able see a doctor in a clinic right away and not have to wait for ages.