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Letter: Specialists need to do better job of scheduling

Specialists need to do better job of scheduling

I’ve been going to a surgeon in Buffalo for the past few months and I am not too happy because every time I go up, it means getting scheduled for one time and being seen two hours later. This isn’t a fluke; it happens every time. And what’s even worse, I’ve been told the office double-books the same doctor with two patients at the same time. Why?

I wouldn’t particularly care if (1) I didn’t have anything else better to do; (2) I didn’t have medical transportation waiting for me since I don’t drive; and (3) I didn’t have other health issues like diabetes. This says something about Buffalo’s medical community and is all the more reason smaller communities should be enticing specialists to come practice locally.

Russell J. Fowler

Jamestown