I am new to CA and finding a new primary care Dr. sooner than later was important to me. After getting sick, it became a much bigger priority.
I took the first available appointment listed online, which happened to be a week later. I wasn't particularly happy about that. Who can stand to be sick for that long before seeing someone? I had no major illness, so I knew I could hold out but it did make me a bit leery and wonder how hard it would be to get an appointment in the future if I really was sick.
When I arrived (15 mins early), I was pleasantly surprised that Dr. Chaudhary also has a walk-in clinic. This information may be listed somewhere online, but I didn't see it anywhere or in any of the reviews that I read.
I was seen after my scheduled appointment time, but there were a couple of elderly patients ahead of me with some disabilities which required a little extra time, which is understandable. The waiting area began to fill up before I was seen and was full by the time I left.
Dr. Chaudhary was very pleasant. Great bedside manner and asked enough questions to make me feel like I wasn't in some sort of "patient puppy mill" where she was churning through patients to get to the next. She advised of some non-medicinal things to try in addition to some lab work and a follow-up. I'm glad she didn't just throw a Rx at the problem and call it a day. She seemed to want to get to the root of the issue.
I left feeling confident in my choice about selecting this Dr. and comfortable with her approach to my "treatment".