When I approached Medicare age three years ago, I called my doctor of many years and asked the receptionist, “Are you going to drop me, now that I’ll be going on Medicare?”

She replied, “Oh no; because you have been one of our patients, we’ll keep you.”

A couple of months ago, my wife was on the phone to make an appointment. The receptionist informed her that I had been dropped as a patient because I was over the age of 60, and hadn’t been in for over three years. My wife asked, “Why didn’t you inform us?”

The receptionist responded, “We just don’t have time for that.”

It did occur to me that my vet has the time to remind me, twice a year, to bring my cats in for their vaccinations.

Dale Flowers

Warrenton