I will be in Rochester for two weeks beginning this Saturday. I have scheduled several long-overdue appointments but my endocrinologist cannot see me until the middle of October. I live in Tennessee (about 900 miles away) and do not want to fly back to Rochester for one appointment. I was told that I could be a checker while I am at Mayo but how do I remain in a waiting room all day now? Isn’t it true that patients are supposed to be in the waiting area for a limited amount of time? Any advice about being a checker?