My office is different.  

Instead of being paid by insurance companies for codes and data, I am paid by my patients.  My goals are the same as theirs: to keep them healthy, to use as few medications as possible, to avoid unnecessary care, and to save them time and money.  Because I am not paid more when patients are sick, I am not going to keep my office overflowing with patients.  My goal is to be accessible so that problems can be handled as effectively and efficiently as possible.  Instead of waiting around for hours in an office full of sick people, my patients are seen rapidly, or even just handled via phone call or secure messaging.  I don't like to waste my time, so why should I force people to do the same?  

I was once greeted by a businessman at a meeting with a very true statement: "You're the doctor's office that makes sense."  Yes, we make sense in how we take care of people.  Good care doesn't have to be a hassle.  Try it out.  Very few folks who have joined the practice have left (and some who did came back fairly soon).  Once people have experienced real customer service in a medical office, they are forever spoiled and don't want to go back.

This is what I look like (most of the time)

My Lovely Office!