The Doctor Will (Not) See You Now

It turned out to be nothing, but a few years ago around Thanksgiving, I called my doctor’s office complaining of some minor chest pain. The receptionist put me on hold, then came back on the line and told me that my doctor’s next available appointment was in mid January. It turns out that wait times like that aren’t a very rare condition. In American cities, the average wait time for a new patient to see a doctor is 18.5 days.

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