Generally speaking, it is just courtesy to not waste someone’s time. Time is very valuable and every second wasted could have gone to something more productive. Being late or if you miss to attend appointments can cause a domino effect that can either affect you or someone else. If you’re late to your appointment it may cause you to not have time to do things or be late to other things that you were planning on doing or going to later in the day. If you miss your appointment, what if the next available slot is on a day that you are not free? If you’re thinking about missing your doctor’s appointment, don’t. Anyway there are apps that can help you set appointment reminders for clients so there shouldn’t be a reason for you to miss your appointment with petty reasons such as forgetting. With that said, here are important reasons why you should not miss your doctor’s appointment:
1. You’ll have Trouble Setting Another Appointment
Doctors are busy people and they’re not always free. This is especially true when you see a doctor who is very favorable. They see a lot of people everyday and not just that, they also have other stuff to do that you probably don’t know or see. Such as paperwork or reviewing patient information, results etc. So when they put you in an appointment they expect you to show up so that they could maintain an organized schedule.
2. Inconveniencing other Patients
Connected to the domino effect mentioned earlier, if you are late or if you miss your appointment you may end up taking up time from people who will come after you. It may not affect you but it may be an inconvenience to others which can be unfair on their part especially if they came on time for their reserved slot.
3. You will not be able to get Proper Care
If you will be prescribed with new medications or if you need to be alerted with something about your health, if you miss your appointment, you will not be able to do something about it. Taking care of yourself cannot wait. Not being able to do things that are needed might compromise your health.
4. Not Detecting Conditions
Related to the third reason, if you need to know something about your condition, especially if it is something serious you need to know about it so that you have the option to do something about it as soon as possible. Learning about sicknesses at an early stage helps you prevent things from getting worse which can make things harder to cure.
5. Worsening of Conditions
If you are experiencing extreme pain or serious conditions and you prolong meeting your doctor it may result in not being able to cure it. Worse conditions are harder to treat so go to your doctors appointment today.
6. Outdated Medical Measures
This mostly applies if you have not seen your doctor in a really long time. It is important to get checked with your given schedule because most likely that time frame was set for a reason, you may be due for new tests, or for monitoring. Be responsible enough so that missing your appointment does not cost you your health.