Disruptions can have negative effects on office visits

09/29/2009 | NYTimes.com

Disruptions for physicians and patients during office visits can be frustrating and awkward and lead to patient dissatisfaction, writes California pediatrician Dr. Rahul K. Parikh in The New York Times. However, he says, "Life happens, and so I've stopped trying to ignore or stave off interruptions, other than asking nurses or colleagues to wait a few minutes until I'm done."

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