Avoid Monday appointments
There is actually no best day to make a doctor’s appointment, says Michael Rabovsky, MD, family medicine physician and chairman of the department of family medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. But there is a worst one. Monday is always the craziest day for doctors who are trying to catch up on work from the weekend. His advice: If any other day works, avoid Mondays at all costs. Here are 7 secrets to finding a doctor you can trust.
Ask for the first appointment of the day
As a rule, doctors should not run late before their day even starts. “There is usually no wait if you book the first appointment of the day,” Dr. Rabovsky shares. But Dr. Rabovsky also says that the first appointment of the day doesn’t guarantee that you won’t spend some time in the waiting room. It varies by practice.