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On time appointments?
Old 11-13-2018, 11:21 AM
Mary Lou Mary Lou is offline
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Is there any doctor in The Villages that schedules appointments so your waiting time is minimal? I know things can’t run exactly on time but waiting for more than an hour before you can see the doctor is unacceptable to me. Oh - and I’d appreciate a recommendation other than The Villages Health. I know they are good but they don’t take my insurance. On time appointments?
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Old 11-13-2018, 12:16 PM
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I have not experienced the problem you describe with any doctors I use. Never had to wait anywhere close to an hour.
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Old 11-13-2018, 12:54 PM
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Ask for first appointment of the day.
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Old 11-13-2018, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Mary Lou View Post
Is there any doctor in The Villages that schedules appointments so your waiting time is minimal?On time appointments?
There are a number of doctors in and around The Villages offering concierge services. One of the benefits they offer is on time appointments, along with same day appointments in most cases too.

The can do this because they limit the number of patients they have, which is the same thing Villages Health does.

The do charge an annual fee which is not covered by Medicare and most insurances though.

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Old 11-13-2018, 03:55 PM
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The on time doctors we see in Ocala do not have a "concierge fee" (BS!).

They do stress they are on time doctors with simple rules.
Report in 15 minutes before one's appointment.

If you are late you will be charged $50 and rescheduled.

Works with no problems for either side.

In my opinion the consierge fee is a scalping of gullible villages residents willing to pay extra to doctors for that which they SHOULD BE providing as a matter of course.

TV resident demand provides fertile ground for the medical opportunists.....what was the name of the oath they took?????
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Old 11-13-2018, 04:38 PM
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I have VHS at Santa Barbara. Longest wait ever was 10 minutes for labs or Doc.
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Old 11-13-2018, 07:39 PM
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I've had good luck with SIMED across from Target on 441.
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:04 PM
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Make your appointment first in the AM, or right before lunch time, or right before closing....no wait.
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:15 PM
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[QUOTE=Mary Lou;1598743]Is there any doctor in The Villages that schedules appointments so your waiting time is minimal? I know things can’t run exactly on time but waiting for more than an hour before you can see the doctor is

Hi, we moved here form out of state. In some other states, a Doctor could not survive, the reliability of some here is incredible and wrong. But if folks are going to sit there for an hour, then it will continue. We have walked out on two doctors, they were so late. So, they called us at home later, and I told them they will be within 15 minutes or we leave. so they shaped up a bit. It is incredible here for sure. No offense, but if you put up with it, they will continue. They seem to have a captive crowd and a lot of folks who will put up with it. OK, in another state, I sold our house, ready to move, the gent who bought our house, made his rounds, he "interviewed' several doctors in the area, and made it clear on his demands, he said that works. He said they will give him a no charge interview to clarify their service. Be firm and be prompt and do not let them string you out It is up to you.

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Old 11-14-2018, 01:40 AM
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To those who complain of having to wait: What will be your reaction if your 'on time' doctor tells you that you will have to come back another time because other patients are waiting and he/she is going to get off schedule if he/she continues with you any longer? What if that doctor has a patient in the hospital and takes extra time? What if you are THAT patient; do you want your doctor to rush off to the office so nobody has to wait? Remember this, too, when your doctor has said you can go home and has to write your discharge orders. If several are going home the same day, it will possibly skew the office schedule.

Everyone wants the best doctors, but don't want to share. The best doctors will always be the busiest and most usually will have the furthest out appointment times and often times longer waits in the office. I am happy to have the best.

I had the misfortune of having a doctor tell me when I told him I had another question, that he didn't have time. The operative word here: HAD (a doctor).
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