Two years ago I was really sick on Christmas Day. I called the MDVIP emergency number and asked to leave a message for Dr._____. The voice on the other end said, "This is Dr. ______" He called every pharmacy in town until he found one that was open on Christmas.
I’ll bet your dr loves you as a patient, just because you weren’t presumptuous that he’d be answering calls personally on Chrsitmas Day!
I’ve been paying cash to see my dr for decades now, so I’m not “in the system” anyway.
I too have joined MDVIP and have been VERY, VERY satisfied with the experience.