Ms. West: "Yes, I need to make an appointment."
Mary: "Okay, we can see you tomorrow afternoon... What's your insurance?"
Ms. West: "I have Medicare."
Mary: "I'm sorry, we aren't currently taking any new Medicare patients."
Ms. West: "What? Why not?"
Mary: "The new Medicare cuts went into effect this week and..."
Ms. West: "My internist cut me because of this, too. This is ridiculous. I can't find anyone who takes Medicare!
Mary: "I'm sorry, but..."
Ms. West: "I'm putting a hex on your office."
Mary: "Excuse me?"
Ms. West: "I'm serious. I'm a modern witch, and am putting a hex on your office and..."
Mary: "Good bye." (hangs up)
No, I'm not making this up. This was a first for my practice. And that says a lot.