Try not to get sick when your doctor is busy. But if she is, then listen to this episode about what you should do.
Slow dialog: 1:27
Fast dialog: 16:14
Jurgen: What’s the matter?
Monique: My GP referred me to a specialist for my back problems, but she doesn’t have any openings for eight weeks! I’m waitlisted in case there’s a cancellation, but if there isn’t one, I’ll have to endure this pain for at least another eight weeks.
Jurgen: Can’t you just go see another specialist?
Monique: I could, but my GP says that she’s the best in the business. In the meantime, I’ll try to see a physical therapist about my neck. It’s flaring up again.
Jurgen: At least you’ll get some relief.
Monique: Maybe. I have to call back tomorrow morning to see if she can fit me in. She’s really booked up, too. While I’m waiting, I guess I could try to see the podiatrist about my feet.
Jurgen: You’re having feet problems, too?
Monique: Yeah, my whole body is falling apart. I think I’m nearly past my expiration date!
Script by Dr. Lucy Tse