DON’T GET TOO BUDDY-BUDDY.
If you have a list of issues, going on tangents (like sharing all your wedding deets) isn’t an efficient use of time—and could irk your doc. Come prepared with your main Qs and ask them up top.
MIND YOUR MANNERS.
A simple “thank you” to all staff members (from the front desk and beyond) and your doctor may take notice. You’re showing respect for the team, which can score you major appreciation points in return, says Bergquist.
“We have to prioritize people to ensure the sickest are taken care of first,” says Bergquist. Being realistic about how quickly your doctor’s office can, say, return your test results may put you on the honorary honor roll.