So, I’m told by my doctor to come in for blood work on day three of my cycle, and that he wants to see me when I come in. I called this morning on my way in to work to schedule said appointment. To make a long story short, it was rather difficult to make the appointment, and I had to do things like explain why it was important that I come in on day three rather than day five, as the receptionist/scheduler so kindly offered as an alternative.
I finally get an appointment, and as I’m sitting in the office waiting to be seen, I hear the same woman calling all of the next day’s appointments leaving reminders. One patient obviously answers the phone, and the next thing I hear is the scheduler bending over backward to accommodate her. “No, you tell me what works best for YOU! Really! We can make whatever work!” It caught my interest because it was the complete polar opposite of the phone call I had had a few hours earlier. Then I hear the scheduler say, “Well, I try to be flexible with those of you who are pregnant. I know how difficult it can be for you to come in.”
I really like my doctor (and his proximity to my office), but the scheduler/phone answerer person is really starting to get on my nerves.