Sucessful practices ARE NOT run this way. Yes there are times that waits are inevitable but NOT on a routinue basis.
Always go with your gut feelings. Remember when all is said and done you are paying for a service and deserve to get he best.
I'm also in the medical field and live in NC. My mom has CC and believe me I have no problem with demanding the best care for her. (Being in the South, I usually prefer the "iron fist in the velvet glove" approach) but that said ALWAYS SPEAK UP. If you want to take it further, most offices and hospitals give out "satisfaction" forms requesting information on how you were treated, wait times and staff performance.
You don't have to be ugly but you deserve the best. It's stressful enough dealing with this illness without having to put up with unnecessary waiting.
Go get em!
Take care and hugs to you!
My Mom lost her one year battle with CC on April 3, 2009.
"A prognosis is simply an audit of how truly precious each day is. Live each day to the maximum, celebrate what was, and what is - Don't spend your life looking forward to what will or might be." .... words of wisdom from my beloved son on hearing of his grandmother's CC prognosis.