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Oh the irony. I went to a neurologist for a while whose practice's communications were expressly designed to prevent communication between patients and medical personnel unless it was in a billable context. If you called in to speak with the staff to say, refill a prescription or even schedule an early appointment, you were put on hold and then passed to voice mail. Voice mails took 2-3 business days before they were returned. My last appointment there took 5 phone calls, 2 hours total on hold, and 3 voice mails back and forth to be scheduled. Their "patient portal" was even worse. Beautifully designed, but refill requests typically took 5-8 business days.

Yes, I'm a grumpy old SOB. I'm sick and tired of elaborate technology being used in place of good service. My current doctor, in practice all his own, has a receptionist who answers the phone. I call and talk to a human. Unfortunately the doctor's older than I am, so I'm going to end up at MegaMedCorp™ before I shuffle off this mortal coil Mad | :mad: .
Software Zen: delete this;

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