I have an appointment with my gynecologist today and I'm having car troubles and won't be able to make it.
I made the appointment when I still lived nearby. I really like him and his bedside manner so I don't want to piss him off. I tried to cancel yesterday cuz my car will not make it that far and his office didn't answer.
Do Dr's ever "dump" patients for last minute cancellations? What is the usual policy? He doesn't mention on his site. If need be I can maybe get a ride.
Most Helpful Guy
Doctors don't dump you for anything. If a doctor dumps you, he's a really weird guy. Essentially, a doctor doesn't care whether you come to your appointment or not because if you don't, he will charge you anyway. It's not like booking a table in a restaurant and if you don't show up, the restaurant makes less profit. The doctor simply wants his money and he gets it. Whether that requires his services or not is unimportant.1
Most Helpful Girl
Nah, they wouldn't "dump" you for that reason. Issues like those happen. You can't help them. You may need to pay a certain fee for canceling last minute, depending on your doctor's office's policies. They do that because that could've been another time slot given to a another patient, but they may not, especially considering the reason you need to cancel.0