I am always late. I try to apologize to most of my patients for running late. I even joke and say that “sorry that I am running late” is my middle name. I have not always been habitually tardy. In fact, I used to take pride in my punctuality.
Just like no two snowflakes are alike, no two days of seeing patients are alike. In the perfect world, each patient visit and documentation of that visit would only take the allotted 15 minutes. But as we all know, our world, which includes the field of medicine, is not perfect.