Thursday, July 29, 2010


OK, not rantS...just a rant. Why is it a Dr's office will charge you $25.00 for not showing up or a late cancellation, yet they have NO problem calling YOU as you pull into THEIR parking lot and cancel the appointment? Another favorite of mine...you're a good girl and you show up five minutes EARLY for your appointment, and an hour later, there you sit in all your glory, IN THE WAITING ROOM. Really? Last time that happened to me, I told them I would start billing the Dr. at $25.00 per hour, as that is what I was losing by not being at work at the time, plus a little extra for my aggrivation. I was taken back ASAP after that. Too bad I still waited 45 minutes after that. (Too bad they still have yet to address the invoice I sent them for my time, although in my Dr's defense he told them to refund my co-pay. LOL)
So today I get up, throw some food and milk down Jack's gullet, manage to get myself dressed and hair combed AND get us out the door at a reasonable time. Yes, I was speeding to get to the appt on time as tardiness is a trait that really pisses me off. As I am pulling into the fart noodling parking lot my phone rings. Alas, it is the Dr's office. So and so called in today and I have to be rescheduled. Yay. Where's MY $25.00 for a late cancellation, ESPECIALLY since this visit was going to be out of pocket as we lost our insurance on July 1st? (And why on EARTH are pediatric well checks $100.00 anyway? That's a rant for a different day...)


Lori said...

Oh Girl- one of my number 1 peeves!!! you get em!!!

Laura said...

Seriously!! That drives me bonkers. I'd rather get a call telling me they are running late and asking if I want to show up at 11 instead of 10 or just reschedule. We did that at the Eye Dr I worked for if his schedule got bumped back too far (the eye cases from the EMO next door got shunted to us and we had to fit in emergencies like a piece of steel into an eye)
I don't get why most offices don't follow that simple courtesy of a call/text...not like most people don't have cell phones.

Nora said...

How frustrating! That's when I might not answer my phone, although that wouldn't really fix it unless they decide to accommodate you because you're already there. Hope your invoice gets paid...including any applicable late fees!!