Had a crappy appt today...

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Had a crappy appt today...

Hey girls... so my appt was at 10AM. I sat and sat and sat, until the nurse finally decided to grace me with her presence at 11:35AM! I was so peed off, why do you even make appt times if you can't keep them! I'd rather just reschedule than to sit there almost two freakin' hours! So I couldn't see my normal doctor because her schedule was booked solid, so I had to see a nurse that I've never seen before (which is weird, since I've been coming to this same office for nine years)! She asks me if I'm having any problems, and I tell her everything with baby is fine, but my back has been killing me... in the same spot that bothered me when I was pregnant with DS #1... lower left hand side (is anyone else experiencing this?). She jots it down in my paperwork and completely ignores it! She doesn't offer me anything, no help, no guidance, no medication (lol)... nothing! She throws me back finds the HB (which is the only good part of the appt, hearing my LO's HR of 153!) and tells me to have a nice day! I was shocked and amazed... I got a whole five minutes, and if they're doing that with everyone, WHY DID IT TAKE HER SO FREAKIN' LONG TO SEE ME??!! I'm definitely gonna let my usual OB know when I see her next month that I do not want to see her anymore. I pay an arm and a leg for a doctor and I expect to have excellent care... and if you don't care at least pretend that you do! Anyway, they scheduled me for my anatomy scan U/S next Friday, so I'm excited about that! Plus I got the paperwork to go and have the blood test done for downs and spina bifida... fun, fun fun. Anyway, sorry this is so long, but I had to unload on you guys!

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That's unacceptable! I totally would be pissed. They make appts for a reason and expect you to be on time and you should be able to expect the same. Some of these appts. right now seem totally useless as you just go in for 5 mins and leave, but it is always good to hear the heartbeat! What PITA! Sorry you had such a rough morning. boo.

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I'd definitely be annoyed! Sorry you had a crappy aappointment!

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Ugh, so irritating! My last appt I had to wait over an hour and even though I love my doc, and he apologized for making me wait, I still found myself getting aggravated. I can't believe the nurse didn't offer you any advice or help re: the back pain. Glad you got to hear the hb though!

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Oh WOW that sounds like a terrible appointment!! I would be FURIOUS! that is so incredibly unprofessional. I can't believe you had to wait so long and all that just for five minutes. I hope when you complain something gets done and you never have to deal with her again!

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That really stinks. Hope your upcoming appointments are much better!

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That is very frustrating. Because had you been 2 hours late you would have not had an appt or you would have been charged anyway.

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That is such crap. I would be livid having to wait that long! They get away with that crap because they know they can. It's such a pain to get in anywhere else, etc. I would give them a piece of my mind though!

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Last pregnancy I switched drs at 34 weeks for that very reason! I got tired of waiting and feeling like he did not care personally. The new one I went to was AWESOME!!!! Sorry about the crap, but you for finding out the sex! I can't wait to hear!

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I hate waiting. Especially when the waiting room seems empty and you're like WTF!? How are you busy if there's nobody in here. This is why as crappy as they are I like early appointments. That way if you're first or second they don't have time to get behind!

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oh my goodness i would have been livid! Hopefully your OB does something about it because that is just plain ridiculous to wait two and a half hours only for her to get a hb and not care about your concerns!

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Well, another problem is that I overheard the nurses talking about how one of the doctors was called to delivery, so the nurses were taking on all of his patients as well! How is that my problem? I know it sounds heartless and I know he had to go, but it just sucks... they should just be polite about it and reschedule all of his appts or something, not make me wait because the stupid OB isn't there and my nurse has to take all of his appts before mine!

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that stinks! Sorry your appt sucked.

At my OB office (group practice) they have a sign that says if you've been waiting 15 minutes past your scheduled time, let them know.