06/30/2011 03:23 pm ET Updated Aug 30, 2011

Would Your Doc Pay For Wasted Waiting-Room Time?

In years gone by, doctors would likely have scoffed at the suggestion they reimburse patients for time spent waiting. But one woman's doctor sent her a check for $100 when she asked for a reimbursement for having to wait for two hours, and some tardy doctors tell CNN they give patients money (or a gift) before the patient even asks.

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