Filling out forms at the doctor's office.
My parents have limited eye sight, they are both in their 90's, I am the one who has to fill out the questionnaires at their doctor offices, usually 3 to 6 pages long for each person. I hope anyone who is a doctor or works at a doctor's office will read this.
My pet peeve is these are doctors my parents have been seeing for years on end, year after year, twice a year, four times a year, etc. Every time we have an appointment, new questionnaires have to be filled out.
Can't these forms be pre-filled from the last time we had an appointment and if there are any changes, then I can write those in instead of starting from scratch each time?
Ok, names and addresses are easy, but I don't know their Social Security numbers so Mom needs to rummage through her purse and Dad through his wallet for the numbers. Asking them about their current medications... Mom can rattle her's off but I can't spell them.... and Dad has no idea what he's taking. Then there are the routine lists of symptoms to check off... Mom is almost deaf so I have to speak LOUDLY and it's embarrassing, wish the doctor would ask these questions in the privacy of the exam room.
All in all, I am in such a rush that I am so flustered by the time we actually get to see the doctor I am too tired to pay attention.... [sigh]