My annual mole check was scheduled for 9 a.m. today. Just after 7 a.m. the doctor's office telephoned to reschedule the appointment for next week because the nurse practitioner I was supposed to see was "out of the office."
First, if she were ill, I would understand the need to reschedule at essentially the last minute. But, in that case, don't you think I would have been told that the nurse practitioner was ill instead of "out of the office?"
Second, I doubt she was called to a dermatology emergency. From what I understand, especially since I'm seeing a nurse practitioner, this medical professional is unlikely to have had to race to the emergency room to save someone from terminal eczema.
Third, I.T. Prof pointed out I missed my opportunity to inquire what sort of penalty I would have been charged if I had cancelled at 7 a.m. and ask for equal compensation. (Although with the office not answering the telephone at that hour, I'm not sure how I could have done that.) But, doesn't it seem wrong that the rescheduling relationship (barring illness or emergency) with medical professionals isn't equal?