15 minutes aren’t enough for a primary care visit

Have you bought a new memory foam mattress recently? Many come vacuumed in shrink bags. Once air gets in the bag, the mattress expands to its normal size. It is fascinating to watch how they expand.

It is not so fascinating to watch a patient expand to their actual size, when they are forcefully squeezed into an enclosed time space like an office appointment.

Patients are shrunk to fit a 15-minute slot on the schedule. It looks very tidy on paper. They are nicely organized in uniform slots until you rip off the bags and overflow happens.

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