So, today I was supposed to have a forearm exercise test done by my neuro (Dr L) at 3pm. I arrived at 2:45. Noted that 2 people who checked in at the same time as me also had 3:00 appointments with Dr L (we had all ridden the elevator together from the parking garage, too). Was taken back to an exam room with only a Sports Illustrated and Hoop magazine in it at 3:20. Dr L came back at shortly after 5pm and asks me why I'm there. *blink* Long story short, Dr L doesn't do the forearm exercise test. Techs (don't know their correct title - they might be PA's) do them. And the tech only does them on Thursday because that's when he has an assistant (it seems to be more involved than what I originally thought). Dr L apologized profusely, said the office staff is "screwing up again", and asked the nurse to get the guy who does the test so I could schedule directly with him - and bypass the office staff. Nurse says he's going in to see a patient and will come in after. I told her that I had already waited over 2 hours to essentially schedule an appointment and that I really didn't want to wait any longer. She got the guy and I am scheduled for Thursday. So, 40 minute drive there (gas at $4/gallon), PLUS pay to park, THEN sit in the doctor's office for 2 hours and 45 minutes, and almost an hour and a half drive home thanks to rush hour, to come out with an appointment for Thursday. Dr L did decide today that he wants to do a sweat test to test for small fiber neuropathy, but I couldn't schedule that because by the time I left the office staff was gone.