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Old 11-14-2018, 10:15 AM
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Right. Me too. Hardly ever a wait over 10 minutes at Santa Barbara.......But try go for an eye appointment at Lake eye. One and a half hours is common. So irritating. It's like nobody has anything else to do except wait for them all day!. Very inconsiderate scheduling.
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Old 11-14-2018, 03:08 PM
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I see Dr. Delbakhsh who has offices in Summerfield and a new one in Wildwood not far from Pinellas Plaza. usually very little if any waiting. 352-435-7321 also very nice doctor and friendly staff. I, too, got frustrated with a previous dr. (the wait was only one thing though) routinely one would wait 45 minutes if one was lucky. while things do come up, it's not like the old days when these doctors made hospital rounds. I understand the occasional situation that may arise, but it's frustrating that if it happens a lot. that being said, if I felt the doctor's expertise was exceptional and worth the wait, I would certainly do it.
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Old 11-14-2018, 03:32 PM
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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).
I become very embarrassed if I’m late for an appointment. If a doctor has an emergency or any other delay, the very LEAST they could do is call me immediately.

This is not an area where I have a lot of patience.
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Old 11-14-2018, 03:33 PM
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Right. Me too. Hardly ever a wait over 10 minutes at Santa Barbara.......But try go for an eye appointment at Lake eye. One and a half hours is common. So irritating. It's like nobody has anything else to do except wait for them all day!. Very inconsiderate scheduling.
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Right. Me too. Hardly ever a wait over 10 minutes at Santa Barbara.......But try go for an eye appointment at Lake eye. One and a half hours is common. So irritating. It's like nobody has anything else to do except wait for them all day!. Very inconsiderate scheduling.
I have had the exact experience as you in both places. Try being a little late at Lake Eye on a day when they are running like a swiss watch, they were ruthless with a very nice lady who was late because she was moving sorta slow like me. They were going to send her home. My wife gave the lady her time slot and we just came back another day. Rough being married to an angel. My appointment that day was on the money.

Santa Barbara is the best. They really have their act together.
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Old 11-14-2018, 05:24 PM
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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.

Agreed. I'll wait awhile for a good doctor but I'll wait even longer for a great doctor. Just make sure you find one that works best for you.
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Old 11-14-2018, 05:29 PM
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I always get the first appoint of the day or the first after lunch.It prevents the Domino effect
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I always get the first appoint of the day or the first after lunch.It prevents the Domino effect
that's when the 3-4 people in front of you show up 5-10 late.
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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.

Agreed. I'll wait awhile for a good doctor but I'll wait even longer for a great doctor. Just make sure you find one that works best for you.
Consider outside the bubble. The cross section of patients is very different. I personally find the doctor's attitudes are very different as well.
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Old 11-15-2018, 06:43 PM
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Your Dr's apt time is only a mere suggestion as to what time you may actually be seen. Many times I just leave and no one notices .
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