Doctors' Offices


One of the most uninviting places to go to has to be a Doctor's office. First, we normally drop by because we have a pain or suffer from some ailment which doesn't put us within the best of moods to begin with, but to add insult to injury, you need to contend with the peculiarities of the doctor's office staff, an extremely cold group of workers who are more concerned with processing you want an order as opposed to treating you want a human-being. On your first visit to a doctor's office, you might be bombarded with a substantial amount of paperwork in triplicate, that we guess we have to thank our lawyer friends for. I visited a brand new doctor recently and it was overwhelmed by the paperwork. There are more waivers of rights than there was anything pertaining to my track record. I felt like I became more in an attorney's office when compared to a doctor's. - Santa Clarita Doctors Office

The decor of doctors' offices are simply the same which is pretty plain, with outdated or irrelevant magazines to see, and a whiff of isopropyl alcohol in mid-air. I find patients inside the waiting room have a tendency to keep to themselves and never like to engage in conversation, maybe because they're embarrassed by their ailment or maybe because they only speak a different language. When you try to strike up a conversation with someone, they are at you like they are being interrogated from the FBI or border patrol. For the walls of the office will be the doctor's degrees and certificates that are intended to impress you. Some doctors have a tendency to overdue it though because they frame everything from their college education to their safety patrol or bar mitzvah certificates.

I guess what irritates me one of the most though is making a meeting with a doctor which he or she rarely keeps. If I've got an appointment, medical or otherwise, I tend to arrive a few minutes early as I don't especially like to be late. But doctors' actually don't care about your time, even if you take time off from work to visit them. I've a real problem with this when i wouldn't treat my customers in this way. If the doctor is late, my impatience slowly brews until I cannot take it anymore and storm out of the office (I've done this on multiple occasion), and frankly, If only more people would make this happen. The office staff then efforts to threaten you that they may still bill you for that appointment, which is actually a veiled threat. I simply point out the time to them, and threaten to bill them in my lost time. I just can't figure out why after practicing medicine for thus long, they can't come up with a simple schedule and it. Everybody else does. In my opinion, its a sign of disrespect. - Santa Clarita Doctors Office