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When is the best time of day to schedule a doctor's appointment?

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  • A Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
    If you're not a morning person, try to repent. Whenever you book a doctor's appointment, always try to get the first appointment of the day. At that time, things haven't had a chance to become hopelessly backed up, as they typically have by the third appointment.

    Why? Most doctors schedule appointments in 15-minute segments, and studies show that the average appointment lasts between 18 and 20 minutes. Mix in late patients, no-shows, and a host of other time-wasters, and you'll see why you've always spent more time in the waiting room than talking to the doctor.

    Watch the video to learn more from Dr. Oz about the best time to schedule your medical appointments.

     
     
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