Book A Doctor’s Appointment At 8:00AM Or 1:00PM To Avoid Waiting

Book A Doctor’s Appointment At 8:00AM Or 1:00PM To Avoid Waiting

Few people love a visit to the doctor and wait times make matters worse. The solution? According to redditor bartmycbartbart, who once worked in a doctor’s office, you just need to pick the right time.

Photo by Tyler Olson (Shutterstock).

Most people know they can avoid the wait with an early-morning appoint at 8:00am (or whenever the doctor starts seeing people), but few consider the 1:00pm slot — after lunch. Not only do you have a convenient opportunity to visit the doctor during a lunch break, but you can avoid getting back late because you’ll skip the wait. Bartmycbartbart offers a few other nuggets of advice as well:

Does the office have multiple doctors? Schedule with the newest partner or youngest doctor. They tend to have more open schedules and get less bogged down by Electronic Medical Records. Also, they are probably more concerned with getting and keeping repeat patients.

Keep those tips in mind before you book your appointment.

Hate waiting at the Doctor’s office? Schedule for 8:00 AM or 1:00 PM [Reddit]


  • My Doctor takes lunch from 11:30am to 3pm. So this kind of kicks the 1pm idea out of the window. I’ve never minded the waiting room.
    What I do mind is when you’re told that doctors are not taking on new patients. This makes it really hard when you move into a new area/country/state and don’t have access to your regular/old doctor.

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