Doctor's Office Has A Good System

Business By howsweet Updated 6 Nov 2013 , 2:58pm by johnbailey64

howsweet Posted 5 Nov 2013 , 2:47pm
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Called last week and the receptionist explained I couldn't get my appt rescheduled for any time soon because now when patients come in  they're required to book their next appt which is 6 months out. She's a health and wellness doctor, so you have to see the doctor twice a year. Now she stays booked up several months in advance all the time.

 

I was thinking....what if we could do that? How awesome would that be? "So glad you loved the birthday cake, let's get you on the books for next year!"

 

I deal mostly in high end birthdays... should I try it? Lol :lol: 

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-K8memphis Posted 5 Nov 2013 , 2:52pm
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i don't know about cakes--i have a beef about a doctor--have to get a blood test every year for this medicine--i got a few weeks left so i call to get an appt--she says it'll be 3 months from now--but i'm almost out of meds are you kidding me? so i get an earlier appt and they take my blood and give me a (insert expletive) prescription for a 90 day supply instead of a year--so i had to make another appt--two office visits for one dang annual event-- grrrr

remnant3333 Posted 5 Nov 2013 , 3:03pm
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The more doctor visits they give you, the more money it costs you. Doctors used to care about patients more years ago but now they are ruled by the insurance companies. They are only allowed what the insurance companies says!!!  It's called socialized medicine. Money is the name of the game, it is the American way!!!!

My prayers are with you all!!!!

jason_kraft Posted 5 Nov 2013 , 4:57pm
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AOur primary business was birthday cakes, and we had a good number of customers who ordered with us every year. For our best customers I would send them a note about a month before each birthday letting them know that we were starting to book up for that week.

jason_kraft Posted 5 Nov 2013 , 4:59pm
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Original message sent by -K8memphis

i don't know about cakes--i have a beef about a doctor--have to get a blood test every year for this medicine--i got a few weeks left so i call to get an appt--she says it'll be 3 months from now--but i'm almost out of meds are you kidding me? so i get an earlier appt and they take my blood and give me a (insert expletive) prescription for a 90 day supply instead of a year--so i had to make another appt--two office visits for one dang annual event-- grrrr

I'm also on medication that requires a regular blood test...when it's time for the blood test I just go to an independent lab, they send the results to my doctor, the office calls me with the results, and I have the pharmacy contact the doctor directly when it's time to renew the prescription.

If my doctor required an office visit for each blood test, I would find a new doctor.

-K8memphis Posted 5 Nov 2013 , 9:40pm
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft 


I'm also on medication that requires a regular blood test...when it's time for the blood test I just go to an independent lab, they send the results to my doctor, the office calls me with the results, and I have the pharmacy contact the doctor directly when it's time to renew the prescription.

If my doctor required an office visit for each blood test, I would find a new doctor.

 

 

good advice--i think i'll look into that--don't think it's possible though--i think it's how this stuff is administered--one test once a year and you gotta see someone with enough credentials-so i only had half the formula at each appointment--seriously annoying--

 

i have not been pleased with the services--remember in july-august of 2012 when people were dropping dead from steroid shots from that bad pharmacy in new england somewhere? well guess who just had a steroid shot ;) so 48 hours after i called this doctor with my concern--my question was 'tasked' to the doctor --a day after that--when they did call they literally said, 'no need to worry, because you'd be dead by now if it was the bad batch of meds'---thanks for returning my call--

 

i had fired my previous doctor and got this one :{ i just don't have the patience or funds to doctor shop--it works i guess

costumeczar Posted 5 Nov 2013 , 10:06pm
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Originally Posted by remnant3333 
 

The more doctor visits they give you, the more money it costs you. Doctors used to care about patients more years ago but now they are ruled by the insurance companies. They are only allowed what the insurance companies says!!!  It's called socialized medicine. Money is the name of the game, it is the American way!!!!

My prayers are with you all!!!!

Yeah, that's not socialized medicine, that's capitalistic medicine and it is the american way, woo hoo! It's been like that for at least the last 20 years, which is when I last worked in a doctor's office.

 

I wish we could book follow up cakes, but I do mostly wedding cakes so that probably wouldn't be good for my clients:grin:

kikiandkyle Posted 5 Nov 2013 , 10:27pm
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AThat is not socialized medicine by a long way.

It's called doctors having massive liability insurance premiums to cover, that get even higher if they prescribe meds without following the correct procedure and get sued because something goes wrong. You want someone to blame, blame every person you know that sued someone for something super trivial.

howsweet Posted 6 Nov 2013 , 12:29am
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis 
 

i don't know about cakes--i have a beef about a doctor--have to get a blood test every year for this medicine--i got a few weeks left so i call to get an appt--she says it'll be 3 months from now--but i'm almost out of meds are you kidding me? so i get an earlier appt and they take my blood and give me a (insert expletive) prescription for a 90 day supply instead of a year--so i had to make another appt--two office visits for one dang annual event-- grrrr

I feel for you. I won't get started on the subject ...

 

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Originally Posted by jason_kraft 

Our primary business was birthday cakes, and we had a good number of customers who ordered with us every year. For our best customers I would send them a note about a month before each birthday letting them know that we were starting to book up for that week.

 

I love this idea! I was just kidding about booking them a year ahead, but this is a great idea!! Thanks.

 

 

jason_kraft Posted 6 Nov 2013 , 12:45am
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i had fired my previous doctor and got this one :{ i just don't have the patience or funds to doctor shop--it works i guess

I've had good luck using healthgrades.com, especially since I have a PPO plan with no referrals required so I find specialists on my own.

-K8memphis Posted 6 Nov 2013 , 12:30pm
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howsweet--yeah--just the tip of the iceberg--oh well

 

jason--thanks

johnbailey64 Posted 6 Nov 2013 , 2:58pm
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My ft job is a dental receptionist.  We schedule our check up appointments 6 months in advance... and those who need 4 cleanings a year, we schedule a full year in advance for their appointments.  I think it would definately be within reason to ask clients if they wanted to reserve for the next year. Then make a note in your schedule to contact them 6 weeks or so before for the details.

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