How much time does your doctor spend with you?
i'm talking about your primary care physician, not a specialist. after reading a few articles and talking with some of our friends, it seems the average is about 10 minutes at bigger clinics. and that doesn't count the waiting time. it makes me happy that we were able to find a small practice. our doc is able to spend at least 20-30 minutes with us. we've never felt rushed and i feel like the doctor is able to give us their full attention. and, we've never had to wait a long time. at the last place, i waited 15 minutes in the waiting room, then 45 minutes in an exam room.
of course, there's a trade-off. mainly, the office hours are quite a bit less than a large clinic and no hours on saturday or sunday. but, i think it's worth having to do some schedule wrangling in order to have a doctor i like.