“While I admired that egalitarian aspect of medicine, it started to appear somewhat odd. Why would people who have all their other affairs in order — legal, financial, even groundskeepers — settle for a 15-minute slot?”
Yes, exactly. Why sit in a waiting room with the riff-raff when you could have your own concierge physician for only $40,000 a year -- “cheaper than the annual gardener’s bill at your mansion”? The New York Times explains what you need to do.