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Why do "some" doctors spend so little time with a patient?

15 doctors weighed in
Theresa Yang
General Practice
10 doctors agree

In brief: Many reasons

Doctors today are faced with increasing time demands, including administrative work and pressure to see many patients in a day.
The amount of time spent on a visit will also depend on the reason for the visit . To make the most of your appointment, be clear about the reason for your visit. Prepare and bring a list of questions, and don't be shy about asking for clarifications.

In brief: Many reasons

Doctors today are faced with increasing time demands, including administrative work and pressure to see many patients in a day.
The amount of time spent on a visit will also depend on the reason for the visit . To make the most of your appointment, be clear about the reason for your visit. Prepare and bring a list of questions, and don't be shy about asking for clarifications.
Theresa Yang
Theresa Yang
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Mike Moore
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Different styles...

Doctors, like people, have different styles & techniques when interacting with others--what might seem brief to you is just right for another patient.
You may be unaware of all the prep time your physician spent reviewing your database beforehand & charting afterward. If you desire more information/ time from your doctor, be proactive, come prepared with notes, questions, goals, & don't be shy.

In brief: Different styles...

Doctors, like people, have different styles & techniques when interacting with others--what might seem brief to you is just right for another patient.
You may be unaware of all the prep time your physician spent reviewing your database beforehand & charting afterward. If you desire more information/ time from your doctor, be proactive, come prepared with notes, questions, goals, & don't be shy.
Mike Moore
Mike Moore
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Dr. Malinda Linn
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Time constraints

Unfortunately physicians are paid according to quantity and not quality and feel the pressures to see an increasing number of patients in order to merely "pay the bills.
" with the increasing costs of medical school and running an office, along with a continuing decrease in payments from insurance companies, it is necessary to fit in many patients. Definitely an unfortunate position for many of us.

In brief: Time constraints

Unfortunately physicians are paid according to quantity and not quality and feel the pressures to see an increasing number of patients in order to merely "pay the bills.
" with the increasing costs of medical school and running an office, along with a continuing decrease in payments from insurance companies, it is necessary to fit in many patients. Definitely an unfortunate position for many of us.
Dr. Malinda Linn
Dr. Malinda Linn
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