Necessary, but kind of unpleasant appointments are a fact of life. Good Morning America featured a segment just last week about a Florida-based dentist who was doing something to make a visit to her a little less stressful. Not only does Dr. April Patterson provide the usual services of a dentist, but Dr. Patty’s Dental Boutique also offers spa services! Ummm, sign us up!
Dr. Patterson told ABC News that millions of people have “dental anxiety,” and she’s created an environment that doesn’t feel like a typical dentist office. It all sounds like a stellar way to try to make these appointments more relaxing and comfortable for the many of us who are scared of the dentist.
That sounds like an awesome 2-for-1 trip, right? Now, if only all of the kind of stressful appointments in our life had the opportunity for us to take advantage of fun extra perks! For example, going to the gynecologist can sometimes leave you a little nervous, so we’ve dreamed up seven extra perks we’d like them to adopt to make a trip there more enjoyable.
A+!“We need you to take a minute to update your paperwork here, so we’ve gone ahead and written that term paper and completed your other homework for you. It’s only fair!” Sources: Doctor and Books - Shutterstock.com
Trendy!“We’re not super into medical gowns here. We do though love fashionable gowns, so why don’t you go put on that new designer one before we get started.” Sources: Doctor and Dress - Shutterstock.com
Awesome!"We know our questions just made you spill a lot of personal details, but we appreciate your honesty. To thank you for your cooperation, here’s a brand-new tablet!" Sources: Doctor and Tablet - Shutterstock.com
Entertaining!“We’re sorry we only had an appointment available when the rest of your friends wanted to go to the movies. Luckily we’ve installed this giant TV in the exam room so you can stream a movie and distract yourself from what we’re doing down there.” Sources: Doctor and TV - Shutterstock.com
Pretty!“We noticed your feet haven’t been pampered in a while. Since we’re already going to put you in these stirrups, let us give you a quick pedicure. Is red polish okay?” Sources: Doctor and Nail Polish - Shutterstock.com
Sparkly!“Yeah, we know this metal speculum is kind of scary, which is why we bought you this gorgeous silver necklace.” Sources: Doctor and Necklace - Shutterstock.com
Yummy!“After every appointment, we'll give you a complimentary cupcake (or three!). Enjoy, and we'll see you again!” Sources: Doctor and Cupcake - Shutterstock.com
What other sometimes stressful appointments would you make better with fun perks? Tell us in the comments!