"Life comes at you fast" is the saying and this may be a reason to cancel your appointment. Giving as much notice as you can to canceling an appointment allows the provider to make necessary changes in the daily scheduling.
It also prevents unnecessary charges to the patient for the time that was reserved for them. In addition, it may prevent a patient from being discharged from a provider's practice for multiple no-shows. Many offices have a strict policy on canceling a visit and no shows. This could easily leave a patient looking for a new provider and may prove to be difficult to replace in a high patient to provider ratio location.
Other reasons to call and reschedule is to be sure that patients are seen and medication refills are not interrupted. Some providers will not fill medications without seeing the patient. This prevents medication errors and mistakes in medication prescribed to the patient.
Other reasons to let your provider know you are cancelling is in an emergency. Your records may need to be forwarded to an emergency provider to help with continuity of your care or the provider may need to meet you at your emergency location for your care.
Thank you in advance for your call to reschedule.
About the Author: Lisa Goins PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, RMT is the CEO of Couture Health Care
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