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Tick-tock, tick-tock... sigh.

We’ve all been there – waiting in the doctor’s waiting room.

Sometimes it seems that time slows down in that room.


But it could be worse.

According to, a consumer marketplace for healthcare information, in 2012, Minnesotans had the third shortest doctor wait time of all 50 states – 17 minutes, 8 seconds was the average time that Minnesotans waited to see the doctor.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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