Agency for Health Care Research and Quality http://ripr.org en Tough to get a doctor’s appointment? http://ripr.org/post/tough-get-doctor-s-appointment <p>Being new in town, I needed to find a primary care doctor for my daughter, who is almost 11 years old. I used my health insurance’s web site to find a list of providers. Every one I called said they weren’t taking new patients. I called pediatric specialists, family doctors. I called offices close to home, an hour away, and everywhere in between…to no avail.</p><p>Finally I found a walk-in clinic about an hour away that could at least update her immunizations and sign some paperwork for the new school she’ll attend at the end of August.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 8322 at http://ripr.org