DH has a 1000 appt. this morning- he is usually out in and out in a half hour- will see how it goes today. Heck that early in the morning they havent even had time to get behind- must of had hospital rounds that took longer then expected!
I've walked out of a doctor's office because of that. There is no excuse.
I think only one person mentioned an ENT. My family doctor definitely does not do hospital rounds. And regardless, it is not "selfish" to expect to come in for an 11:00 appt and be seen within a reasonable amount of time. If I want to wait 4 hrs for an appt, I will go to the ER or an E-clinic. Doctors should have some respect for their patients, regardless of their busy schedules, and try their best to make appts or not make them at all. Emergencies do happen, but it is up to the staff to make sure appts are rearranged. A lot of times it is not the dr's fault, but poor office management that makes the appt woes even worse. If my OB/GYN has a premature delivery or other emergency, for example, the office calls and lets everyone know to reschedule. Patient/doctor relationships work both ways.