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Average wait times to see doctors in U.S.

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How long do you typically wait to see your doctor?

Well if your physician is in D.C., you will most likely wait about 17 days to schedule an appointment.

A survey of physicians nationwide found the average wait time for a new patient is nearly 19 days.

The longest wait time was in Boston at 72 days and the shortest is in Dallas with 10 days.

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The wait times focused on specialized physicians, such as cardiologists, dermatologists and orthopedic surgeons.

Overall, wait times declined from about 20 days in 2009.

Experts say that is due to more nurses, better health care scheduling systems and more urgent care centers.

READ MORE: http://www.merritthawkins.com/uploadedFiles/MerrittHawkings/Surveys/mha2014waitsurvPDF.pdf


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