You are ONLY ALLOWED one health problem, silly. If you have more than one issue, the doctor make get irritated and likely overlook the second complaint. He’s double booked, you know. His time is important. Your time? Not so much. Which brings me to my next point…
7. Complain about waiting
Your doctor likely does not care that you have waited 8 weeks for your important, or that you have been waiting 90 minutes in a cold room in nothing but a paper gown. He’s running behind. But if YOU run 1o minutes behind, you will lose your appointment and be charged anyway. Amazing.
8. Pack as many people into the treatment room as possible
Bring all three of your kids, two of their friends, and hit the candy store beforehand. Think clowns in a telephone booth.
9. Don’t shower, clip your nails, etc.
As a chiropractor, this drives me nuts, as well. If you truly have an axe to grind with your doc and want him to suffer as much as possible during your short visit, be as gross as possible.
10. Come in prepared with your own diagnosis
If there is any sure fire way to irritate your doctor (medical or otherwise), this is it. Consulting WebMD, Google, and the Reader’s Digest may make you feel more intelligent in front of the doc, but it may make him feel as if you are trying to tell him how to do his job. No one likes a know-it-all, especially fellow know-it-alls. The doctor may even ask “Why are you even here?”