Plano, TX asked in Contracts for Oklahoma

Q: For an appointment with a Psychiatrist, when the patient shows up to the office and pays, does a contract exist?

I am currently waiting in my dr’s waiting room and it’s 2 hours after My scheduled appointment. I’ve signed in and paid my copay. I should just switch doctors but he is the only one around who takes my insurance. I know dealing with doctors can be tricky, but his reviews all say that this is a common practice for him. My question is, Is a doctor’s appointment a contract after the patient has already paid and shown up( as consideration) and what is a reasonable time to wait for performance (the doctor to see me) before it becomes a breach. I’m in Oklahoma and there is a no show policy.

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A: The amount of money involved is way too small to be of interest to most lawyers. FYI, the law is not designed to solve every little problem that comes your way during this lifetime; the Latin phrase for this rule is "De minimus non curat lex."

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