You’ll be seen on time, since your doctor hasn’t had other patients to delay her… Plus, you’ll be less likely to be prescribed unnecessary antibiotics. Dr. Jeffrey Linder from Brigham and Women’s Hospital did the research… and he found that primary care doctors are nearly 30% more likely to prescribe unnecessary antibiotics toward the end of the day. Because they’re wiped out by then – and it’s easier to give a quick fix and send patients on their way. But if you can’t get an early appointment, ask your doctor if the pills are really necessary. Because half of all antibiotics prescribed AREN’T. And when we take antibiotics too often, we risk becoming vulnerable to antibiotic-resistant bacteria – and overuse of antibiotics can lead to diarrhea, rashes, and yeast infections.