“I was provided a referral to see Dr. Gregory Fung, in regards to a throat issue I’ve been dealing with at the time.
One Medical Group, which I use as my primary care physicians decided it was best to see a specialist to address my prolonged state of misery.
Thus I was sent to a windowless office, furnished in ’80s decor, greeted with unpleasant stares & overhearing medical professionals questioning a patient’s sanity over the phone.
A medical time warp. So I fill out my paperwork, pay the co-pay, and I’m sent to a waiting room.
Even though I’m on time, the doctor isn’t. 30 minutes go by, and I’m taking time to see mid-day, on a work-week.
Finally, I went up to the receptionist desk and flat-out asked “Where *is* the doctor? I don’t have all day!”.
Quite frankly, I’m not proud of that last part – it was emotions, amplified by the extremely stuffy room I was asked to wait in.
30 seconds later, a flustered doctor shows up and makes a prognosis in under 5 minutes.
Tells me with a smile (quote) “leave it as it is”. I’d like to think I have outmost care & respect for health care professionals (although my outburst proved otherwise…), but I think everyone should at least be respectful towards each other’s time.
Mr. Fung wasn’t, and he, nor his staff, didn’t really try much to address my concerns at the time.