In the news for a few years, there have been reports of long waits for appointments.
It doesn't appear to be getting better.
In the beginning of 2022, a referral for a dermatology appointment was submitted. Today I have that appointment...for mid November 2022! That is almost a year after I requested the appointment.
I am Very thankful to have the appointment. I understand there are not enough dermatologists in Vermont to handle the patient load.
I am more shocked than expected by the long wait. It scares me. A person could die waiting to be seen by a dermatologist in Vermont.
I think photographs of suspicious skin issues could be screened to help reduce wait time, and maybe save lives.
Are their long waits for specialist appointments where you live?