Well, apparently, my doctor's office doesn't take real-live phone calls anymore. You know, those ones where you call and and another human answers and you chat for a little bit as humans tend to do? Those ones. So, I left a message on their new fancy-shmancy answering mess and waited for a call back. And waited. And waited. And WAITED. After 2.5 hours of waiting,
In Arizona, the Little Clinic is in Fry's Food and Drug (a part of Kroger) so that's where I headed. Honestly, heading over, I was a little weirded out about the whole situation. I was about to head to a doctor... located next to the baking goods aisle. And, honestly, it was a little weird. I found it (next to the Pharmacy and basically a mile away from where I parked- duh and of course) and checked in.
(I totally took pictures. I figured, hey, another adventure to document! Plus, it was weird. We all like to share weird things)
So, yeah, here is where I sat documenting my personal information while grocery-shoppers wheeled by with their milk and bread. Birth date, policy holder's name, and a dozen eggs?
The wait wasn't long, maybe 20 minutes, and the nurse practitioner (they're the BEST!) running the one-[wo]man-show was awesome, detailed, and so attentive, quickly diagnosing me with a sinus infection. After a few minutes of being in her office (clinic? exam room?), I forgot I was even in a grocery store. You know, until someone came over the intercom announcing a sale on rotisserie chicken and cucumbers. But, in all seriousness, the NP was fantastic and they only charge for a regular office visit copay with my insurance. Also a bonus, she sent my prescription for antibiotics right over to the Pharmacy, so I didn't have to wait long to start kicking this evil infection's boo-tay. In the event that my doc isn't able to take me in again, I'm totes headin' over to the little clinic again.
We're best buddies now.
A friend in a time of need.
(In case anyone is wondering, this isn't one of those fancy review-guys where I get money for checking out this bid-ness. I really just thought they were awesome. 'Sides, I'm pretty sure those guys at the Little Clinic don't know who we are over here at LLF [pst! that's short for Laughing Living Forgiving, aren't acronyms fun?] Okay, I'll stop now).