All practices have home renovation shows on the TV in the waiting room. If you are lucky you don’t get to see the whole show (because your appointment is on time) so you either don’t know what it looked like at the beginning or the end. I bring my Kindle and play Free Cell.
There is a vision in my head of what a nurse practitioner looks like. Middle-aged and practical looking with what my mom would call sensible clothes. Most wear white or a lab coat. The one I had did not look like that. It threw me off. She looked like a runway model complete with 5” heels. Her information seemed on target. When someone doesn’t look like you expect, it’s a barrier that you have to get over. This was a weird one for me.
They post signs about being charged if you are late. I couldn’t find one that said they would pay you if they were late. Doesn’t sound fair to me.
Some practices give freebies and some don’t. My GI (gastro-intestinal) practice gave me a bag full of stuff to try. It was like a candy story! (None of them had any street value!) I can’t remember the last time I got a sample anywhere else. I looked up one of the samples and it was way too expensive to use regularly.
I’m healthy so this should be the end for a while but you never know.