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ATLANTACHUCK:
so a doctors office canceled my appointment after I arrived ???
can I charge them ?? It is a huge well known hiv medical  chain
called me 5 min before my appointment and told me there
was no doctor in to see me today .. need advice ....

Jeff G:

--- Quote from: ATLANTACHUCK on September 16, 2013, 06:36:17 PM ---so a doctors office canceled my appointment after I arrived ???
can I charge them ?? It is a huge well known hiv medical  chain
called me 5 min before my appointment and told me there
was no doctor in to see me today .. need advice ....

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Welcome to the forums ! . It cant hurt to mail them a bill and see what happens , one things for sure and that's they will never forget you again  ;) .

WillyWump:

--- Quote from: Jeff G on September 16, 2013, 06:39:01 PM ---Welcome to the forums ! . It cant hurt to mail them a bill and see what happens , one things for sure and that's they will never forget you again  ;) .

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I agree with Jeff, send them a bill. They wont pay it but you will get your point across. ;)

I've had appointments cancelled a couple times when I checked in. It's annoying. But I've also typically wait for up to 2 hours to see my doc. So regardless It's not a fun time for me on doctor day.

-Will

jkinatl2:
The bill idea is cool and all, but have you called them back and talked about this?

What doctor was it? Your screen name suggests Atlanta. Have you tried Absolute Care?

There is also Pride Medical if your insurance takes it.

Doctors are still people, and can have emergencies. I can't believe the clinic did not profusely apologize and reschedule though.



tednlou2:
I'm understanding, if they are understanding when I have to cancel, or if I'm running late.  I have one doc, where I'm always waiting an hour just to go back to a room to wait longer.  He's also cancelled on me a few times, at the last minute. 

I am always on time 99.9% of the time.  One time, I was 20 minutes late.  They said I would have to reschedule, as their rule is anyone 20 or more mins late won't be seen.  I put up a stink how I've always been understanding, and that I would not reschedule.  Once, I sat in the waiting room for an hour, only to be told the doc wasn't there.  Why the receptionists didn't tell me that, I don't know.  I began to think he just decided to leave early, after I was already there. 

This reminded me of the Seinfeld episode, where George demands payment for the doc canceling, so that she could go skiing.  He was charged for missing a previous appointment. 

http://youtu.be/ECmtCdUtEMI

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