While my head was whirling last week, I had to reschedule my appointment to have my knees shot. That appointment is tomorrow. Today I got a phone call from the doctor’s office reminding me of my appointment.
That made me realize that nowadays most of my doctors/dentist, etc., all call to remind me of my appointments. When did this become a common practice? Do they call all their patients or only the ones they think are getting old and forgetful? My dentist goes so far as to send a post card reminder several weeks before the appointment and then calls a day or two before.
I guess it’s a matter of income for them. Visiting your doctor can be pretty pricey and if very many patients forgot to keep their appointments, the doctor’s income would definitely suffer. Or maybe it’s the insurance companies who are pushing for this procedure.
Something else to ponder.