A "waiting room" means different things in different states.

They say life moves slower in the Deep South, and so do its doctors. According to a study released Wednesday by healthcare website Vitals.com, you’ll spend between 23 and 24 minutes in the waiting room if you live in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi.

But if you live in New England — Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire — the average doctor wait time is 15-16 minutes.

Here are some other interesting facts, our favorite being this: You usually wait three times longer than the actual “face time” with the doctor, which averages a mere six minutes. Turn your head and cough, then turn around and leave…

What's the average doctor wait time in your state?

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