Local Doctors Cherry-Picking Patients, Right or Wrong?
It's that time of the year for my annual check-up and gone are the days where my Mom would schedule my appointments. 'Adulting' is only fun until you have to schedule health appointments and pay bills...sigh.
But yesterday, I ran into a major issue when trying to find a doctor here in town. I have insurance (under my parents) and it's pretty top-knotch compared to most insurance plans, but I couldn't get an appointment.
No, the doctors weren't booked.
The doctors around town are cherry-picking patients they choose to provide services for. I basically had to do an over the phone application with the receptionist and then wait 48 hours to hear back.
Weird right? Very.
I thought the whole point of being a doctor is to cure people and make a healthier world. What's the point of insurance if the doctor you would like to see doesn't want to see you? I understand business is business, but cherry-picking patients is morally wrong.
I was frustrated and annoyed, but waiting is my only option right now. I feel sorry for people with illnesses and diseases like cancer.
What is the world coming to?