Dear Mr. Ferrara: We don't have our schedule in for June yet. Our schedule for Saturdays will go in at the end of May. I'm not sure which Saturday Dr. X will be working. We don't usually do physicals on Saturdays because it's a short day he likes to keep it open for emergency sick visits so if you could come during the week Dr. X is late on Monday nights. Thank you.
So what is one to do? I am extremely annoyed at this response. Mind you, I have absolutely no current medical issues, am not on any medications, have health insurance, and in all likelihood, I would be in the waiting room longer than I would actually be in with the clinician. They can even code higher for a physical than for a sick visit! I am not asking for any favors or special treatment, just to have a Saturday appointment - up to 8 weeks from now. Is that too much to ask? Apparently so.