From CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen:
On a recent CNN Empowered Me! Friday segment, we had advice for patients who have been charged for missed doctors appointments [see the video: The high cost of Standing up your doctor]. We got quite the response, from both patients and doctors! We would love to give doctors the opportunity to respond to the #1 question we had from viewers.
Many wanted to know, what recourse does a patient have when a physician is running significantly late for an appointment? Many viewers argued that their time is equally as valuable as the doctors. Some wondered if their next appointment should be free if they come in for an 11am appointment but aren’t seen until 1pm. How would you address these concerns? Has your practice developed a policy that might offer a good solution?
Our request is directed at doctors, but if anyone else out there has thoughts, we'd love to hear from you as well! Just shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.