So, I got my letter. Naturally, there is a laundry list of things that they want me to send ahead of the appointment.
Which means I have to get off my butt and get a primary care doctor. I haven't had one in a couple of years, since a) I'm on a PPO and don't NEED one to coordinate my care (I do that myself, thank you), and b) I don't get that sick (knocking on wood like CRAZY) except for my diabetes & kidney problems - for which I already have doctors. So, long story short - I didn't have a PCP for a while.
I just called one doctor's office. His practice is to first have a "get to know you visit". Then a "blood work" visit. Then and only then will he perform a physical.
That - to me - is bullshit. I simply don't have time for this crap. I have an appointment on 12/9, and I have work. Oh, and I have NO leave left. Also, I have to pay for these visits, grant you a copay, but money is money, and I don't particularly like it leaving my pocket!
When did doctor's become hobby extortionists?