MinuteClinic has some of the rudest, impatient, demanding patients in the world.They think just because they see "Minute" in the title, they will be seen in a minute.
They come in with their own self-diagnosis based on similar symptoms before and demanding medications. They sometimes even cry when they do not get their way. They feel sick all day then wait until the end of the day to try and sign in and demand to be seen. They feel self-righteous and should be seen before others who have already signed in based on the fact that it will be a "quick visit," or some other dumb reason.
Guess what, you are not special and you have to wait just like everyone else. Then they bother people in the waiting room asking them what they are there for and trying to determine if the wait time is "accurate." It's an estimated time for a reason. Patients come in right before the posted lunch hour wanting the provider to see them now. They are human beings and need a break and need replenishment just like anyone else.
If you don't like it, go somewhere else. Obviously with all the people complaining about the wait time and how many people are signed in already, you will not be missed. Just go to urgent care where they will prescribe a steroid shot and zpak to any sick person that walks in the door just to shut you up, keep you happy, and get you out the door. Don't come crying to anybody when zpak's are no longer effective as antibiotic resistance is at an all time high and not getting any better.
You do not have a medical degree and you are there for the medical professional's evaluation and advice. You do not get to demand anything and you have to pay for your visit whether the best treatment is nothing, OTC meds, RX meds, or a referral to a higher level of care. It doesn't matter. Sometimes they may get a little cranky but it's because they have to deal with the same ignorant patients over and over all day long.
Then they want to go home on time just like anybody else who has a job and are chastised for it.Have some compassion, patience, and take some responsibility of your own.
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