According to this study, the average new patient physician appointment wait times have increased significantly.
The average wait time for a physician appointment for
the 15 large metro markets surveyed is 24.1 days, up 30% from
2014. Increased wait times mean that it can sometimes take >40 days to
see your Physical Therapist after an injury !!!!
True story :
On September 21, 2019, I needed to refer a patient to
his primary MD. We looked at upcoming appointments and noticed that the closest
available appointment was November 9, 2019!!!!
That is over six weeks…
LUCKY THERE IS A SOLUTION!!
Did you know that you can see a Physical Therapist
without a referral?
In California, we have something called direct access
that allows ANY person to see a PT without a Primary MD signature for 12 visits
Here is a video that I made talking about direct access:
With deductible rates increasing and healthcare getting worse for the consumer, it is time to make a change!