I’ve worked in hospitals and clinics over the last eight years and have noticed that with the onset of winter, the patient load always increases. I have a few theories on why this is and wanted to run them by the TM to see what you thought.
1)When the holiday season comes around, people tend to feel lonlier and seek company any way they can, including visits to the doctor’s office. I believe this because the patients also seem to be much “chattier” than usual. This is especially true of older patients.(Not that I mind chatting, but with the increased workload, there is not as much time to do this.)
2)People ignore their health care more during the warmer months because they are too busy enjoying the good weather.
3)The colder weather aggravates pre-existing conditionss, encouraging people to see their physician.
or 4)a combination of the above three.
Any other reasons you can think of?
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