Crow here. susan wasn't feeling too well a few weeks ago and when she started coughing up green stuff decided to make a general medicine appointment in case antibiotics were advisable. Since she rarely sees doctors who aren't paying her it was reasonable for the scheduler to ask if she had moved since the last visit or if the insurance coverage had changed.
At check-in next day the receptionist took the $25 co-pay and asked, 'have you moved from ----- ?'
"No, I just made the appointment yesterday and wasn't in the midst of packing when I called."
We waited 10 minutes in a large empty space with no magazines and wondered where the other patients were. A health assistant called her name, directed her to an exam room, took her weight and blood pressure, signed into the computer and asked 'have you moved from -----?'
"No, I've been sitting in the waiting room for 10 minutes and haven't changed my address in that time."
20 minutes later a mysterious person entered the room, handed over a gown, signed into the computer and asked 'have you moved from ----?'
"No, but I have been thinking about going out to buy a magazine."
She changed into the gown (while I did the decent thing and faced the wall) and we waited 30 minutes until the doctor knocked on the door, entered, introduced herself, signed into the computer and asked 'have you moved from ----?'
"No, but I did cross my legs a couple of times and made this string of paper dolls from half a roll of table paper."
The same questions were asked again at the lab where she went for blood work and at radiology once the doctor had deemed a chest x-ray a good precaution. A prescription for antibiotics was finally written and the pharmacist wanted to know if she'd moved.
"No, but I'm more convinced than ever it's a good plan to move to another country."
I should mention this happened all in the same facility using the same data base. Maybe that's why they call it a medical complex.
What improved her mood and helped her most was when I found an album by one of her all time favorite new wave performers. Dr. Crow knows best ;-)