Discipline of Doctors
Most times it is difficult for a doctor to say how long he will take to see a patient. Understandably he does not want to sit and wait idly between two patients, and therefore there is a natural tendency to crowd up his appointments.
The second one is that with time, and this happens soon enough, they start regarding themselves far above their patients who come to them virtually with folded hands to save them from their problems. Doctors forget that patients' time is valuable too. They just don't care after a point. Go to any successful doctor and hospital, and you will hardly find any patient complaining about the numerous troubles that they go through for their treatment, and time becomes the least important factor in this process.
I have several doctors in my own close family, and also I have lived around in several countries, and there even as a VIP there were times when I had to leave because I refused to wait for my appointment after a certain reasonable period. Most times no apology was forthcoming either. When I speak to doctors in my family about this, they just shrug as if there is nothing to talk about it. more
c)Some emergency cases are coming in between d) The doctor coming late to clinic
after attending some emergencies - operations etc. more
I have even experienced in one of the big private hospitals that when I took an appointment with a specialist in OPD, I found that he does not come to attend, instead he send his junior for examination whereas the hospital has charged fee for consultation with consultant and the excuse given is very common - he is busy in emergency case sir? more