My doctor has  been out of the office for over 3 months. The office keeps cancelling and rescheduling apts. Is this normal?

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  • Judith
    Lv 7
    9 months ago
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    If this were my doctor, I'd be assuming that he is undergoing a serious health problem of his own. Obviously something is wrong. Normal? No but it would be if he or someone he loves is ill. Be thankful he is in a practice with other doctors and you are being cared for.

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  • Ti
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Yes, it is,and you are free to find another doctor.

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  • zipper
    Lv 6
    9 months ago

    I had the same thing happen to me, it came out finely that he had a heart attack and I had to fine a new doctor; who seems a lot more on the ball when treating me. He changed most my meds and I feel a lot better and can do a lot more too.  Start looking for a new Quick!

    • Melanie9 months agoReport

      Thanks for sharing. My doctor is only 34, but I guess it could happen. I am reluctant to let him go because he has been a great doctor. I have had a hard time finding someone as good as he was. They just changed my apt AGAIN today. Sorry about your doctor.

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  • 9 months ago

    Find another doctor. I assume that doctor is going through something...doesn't sound normal...but life happens.

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  • 9 months ago

    No. He might be sick, or something.

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  • Judy
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    doctors get sick or have emergencies too. Not common but not unheard of. Consider going to someone else.

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  • 9 months ago

    No. Ask them "what's REALLY going on here?".

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    • Melanie9 months agoReport

      I wish I could, but they don't because of privacy reasons. He was/is one of my favorite doctors. So its hard to not be worried.

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  • 9 months ago

    No, it's not normal for a doctor who wants to remain in practice. It's normal for a doctor to send out a notification if s/he is going to be unavailable, especially longer than a month. Ask the office manager who the doctor is referring patients to. That's the least they can do to help you.

    • Melanie9 months agoReport

      Yes. I agree. I see another doctor in that same practice. Its a medical group so everyone covers each other's backs. But its still difficult. He's an amazing doctor for me and we were working hard on so many things and having success. I just pray he comes back. :(

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    It could be many things, maybe he got injured, maybe he's taking time off, they actually have lives outside work also.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    You are the reason your doctor drinks.

    • Melanie9 months agoReport

      Hah! How would you even know if he DOES drink?

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