On “Running Behind”: My Side

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In a word, it sucks. Absolutely nothing ruins my work day more  than getting deeper and deeper into my schedule and falling further and further behind. And, it seems, nothing angers patients more than waiting--except for maybe feeling rushed. See the problem? When I was fresh out of residency, I joined a group of old men (not being disparaging but they were literally OLD and MALE.)  One was retiring and I was "chosen" to fill his shoes. On my first day, his nurse explained that Dr. B would often "take breaks." As in literally sit down between patients at his desk and read the … [Read more...]