Not unlike Groundhog Day,
over and over, this conversation
I have an appointment at two thirty.
And you are here for?
Still living at the same address?
Same phone number?
May I see your insurance card
and driver’s license to copy?
Okay—here you go.
Same primary care physician?
Here’s a clipboard—just fill in
the form, front and back, hand it
to the nurse when she calls you.
The form asks:
Reason for visit___________
Primary care doctor________
I say, I can’t believe this isn’t available electronically.
The receptionist says, It is; but we can’t get it.
Once again, I don’t get to read People Magazine.