CVS Minute Clinic

A CVS pharmacy in Southside Place, Texas, form...

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I admit it, I’m a procrastinator.  I don’t know why I wait until the last minute to do things that I know I have to do.  What?  Am I waiting for the task fairy to come along and mark everything off of my to-do list?    I think she must be busy somewhere else, because she never seems to show up at my house.  Anyhow, today was the last day to get the biometric screening done for work.  I didn’t have to do it.  No one forced me to do it.  I even considered not doing it.  All of the usual excuses, it’s inconvenient, cost, no time…and so on.  The thing is, I’ve been on vacation since Tuesday, so I can’t really say I haven’t had the time.  Yesterday was pretty much a wash because I was in so much pain all day, but I woke up today feeling much better.  Cost?  Co-pay was all I was going to have to pay, so that’s really not a very good excuse.  Inconvenient?  Well, yeah, going to the doctor (or the clinic, if your doctor can’t see you soon enough because you waited too long to call to make an appointment) is never convenient.  It’s not convenient for anyone, but we all have to do it at times.  I thought about not going, but man, I really, REALLY didn’t want to have to pay that $10 per paycheck surcharge for my insurance…that adds up to $240 over the course of a year.  $240 that I could use for something else.

So, I did it.  I got up, got ready and headed across town (inconvenient).  I got there about 7:55 and they opened at 8.  As I was signing in, the practitioner came in.  She invited me in just a few minutes later.  When I told her what I needed and why, she understood completely.  We talked about my weight…obviously I’m overweight…can’t really hide it.  When she did the tests for blood glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, and so on, I think she was somewhat surprised that all of my results were so good.  It’s always been like that, though.  I think that’s one of the reasons that I never really worried all that much about my weight, I had never had any negative medical test results associated with being overweight (okay, obese).  We talked about that, about family history, how I eat, how much I exercise, all the usual topics.  She said I was obviously doing some things right, but that weight loss would still benefit me (uh, yeah, I know, I know).  I forgot to tell her that I’ve lost 11 pounds in the past three weeks…oops!  Anyhow, weight loss is definitely something I’m going to discuss with the new doctor I’ll be seeing.  I’m hoping this new doctor will be someone I can work with to take care of this once and for all.

I was very impressed with how quick and easy the clinic visit was.  I won’t hesitate to utilize this particular Minute Clinic again if the need arises.  The nurse practitioner was awesome…yes, I completed the online survey after I got home and complimented her, everyone deserves a little recognition for a job well done.  So, lesson for me…just do what I need to do, stop putting things off, get up, get out and get it done!!  That’s my new motto…much better than “just do it”!

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8 Responses

  1. What a great experience. I miss CVS so much. To accomplish such a thing where I live we have to wait for vans to come around then stand in lines in a dusty and hot parking lot until our number is called.

    I’m happy for you that all the tests were normal!

    • I don’t think I’d like that standing in a line in a hot, dusty parking lot thing…I’d probably just skip it at that point and pay the extra $10 a pay period…we’ve got four CVS’ in my town, can you believe that? Not that I’m trying to rub it in, or anything like that…

  2. So where are you going to spend the money you saved? 🙂
    I like your new motto!

    • The money? I’m in the market for a new car (well, I’m not going to buy a new car, a good used car is more like it), so I’m sure that’s where my money will go.

  3. I want a task fairy! Where do I sign up for one of those.

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