Navigating the waiting list at clinics

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MLC7201

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Hello Everyone!

This is my first post at this site, though I have read many many of the links. First, I would just like to say thank you for such a helpful resource!

Now, I'd like to add something that might be of benefit to someone out there who was referred to a clinic and has to wait 3-4 months for their appointment. I know, firsthand, the anxiety this can create.

My Primary referred me to U of M neorology clinic at the end of October 2007. My appointment is scheduled for February 21st 2008. WOW.... what a wait! As soon as I received the confirmation letter in the mail from the clinic, I began calling every Monday morning to see if there had been any cancellations that I could fill the spot, instead of waiting until Feb. I did not ask to be put on a cancellation list (they do not have one there anyway), I just continued to call once a week.

Today, they called ME. They had a cancellation & are now seeing me on December 10, 2007. I cut 2 months off the wait time just by being persistant with a weekly phone call. You may try this too... as it might help!:)

God Bless you all,
MLC7201
 

Al

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Thanks for the tip MLC. Welcome to the site and hope you can get some good news next week. Squeeky wheel gets the grease again.
AL.
 
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