The Massachusetts Medical Society reported that the average wait time for a new patient looking for a primary care doctor ranged from 36 to 50 days.
The average time to see an ob-gyn was 70 days in 2009, up from 45 days in 2004.
The average wait to see dermatologists rose to 54 days from 50 during that period
The average wait to see orthopedic surgeons was up to 40 days from 24.
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Answer by Anonymous at 9:33 AM on Aug. 22, 2009
What is wrong for waiting to have your doctors appointment in non-emergency situations?
Answer by Anonymous at 9:35 AM on Aug. 22, 2009
God forbid you have something that doesn't qualify as an emergency and you have to wait 3 months to be seen. Then of course you have to be referred to a specialists which will also have a waiting list. Some kinds of illnesses would kill you before you had a chance to see the right Dr. to get diagnosed, get a treatment plan and have that approved by the powers that be. I think a lot of people will die waiting for adequate care. I guess it already happens, this will just be on a much larger scale.
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