How do US mariners obtain timely medical treatment before they need to go to sea again?
Doctors, particularly specialists, expect patients to wait a month or two for a meet and greet appointment, weeks more for tests, and then another month or two for actual treatment.
Doctors assume than everyone works 9-5 in an office, and can leave work anytime for treatment at the doctor’s convenience. Doctors either refuse to understand, or simply don’t care, that Mariners need treatment before they go back to sea.
How do we get around this?