You'd think, for the amount we pay for healthcare, perhaps our convenience would be taken a little more into consideration.
But what do we know!
...sometimes clinics purposely schedule appointments before physicians expect to be ready. They do this to ensure physicians don't run out of work.
So your appointment time might be the moment your physician really expects to start seeing you. Or it might merely be when they want you to begin standing by in the waiting room.
Appointment schedules aim to maximize physician productivity in order to avoid wasting valuable health care resources.