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Re: help...P-Doc Policies?? fairywings

Posted by mrporter1 on October 13, 2005, at 1:13:30

In reply to Re: help...P-Doc Policies?? mrporter1, posted by fairywings on October 13, 2005, at 0:56:37

> Depends on how long term, depends on how reliable. Mine gives the benefit of the doubt, but he'd charge if it was frequent, but the office policy is to charge for any missed appts. Have you asked him the policy, and why he'd charge you when it was beyond your control?

Thanks for your responses....

I'm in a bind. I have a long-term relationship with my doc - about 4 years, I think. I'm very responsible and feel "bonded" with him. However, I'm aware that this is a business relationship when it comes right down to it. And I really feel frustrated with how rigid he is. It seems out of line. In this case, I missed an appt. last week because my car wouldn't start and I couldn't get help in time to get to the appt. He rescheduled for a couple of days later - which I appreciated. I had a feeling he would charge me for two appts. So I asked him how much to write the check for at the end of resched. appt and he said "2 sessions" - $420. ouch...

I'm just not sure what to do. A similar thing happened about 3 years ago (serious family emergency) and I spent the whole next session explaining why I thought charging me was ridiculous. He ended up not charging me that time.

However, I don't want to do that again. I mean spending another whole session stating my case will be another $210.

So, I'm stuck. And resentful. I totally understand that a missed appt. is lost revenue that can't be replaced at the last minute. And if I was a frequent offender...ok. But that's not the case. So I'm really conflicted.

What do you guys think?




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