These past few days everytime I am about to examine a patient whether it is slit lamp evaluation or during the subjective refraction, patients cell phones ring constantly. I try to be polite and accommodating and tell them answer it if is important. Some talk for a few seconds, others talk for 3-4 minutes. After they are done talking, I proceed with the exam and so fore. Some apologize saying sorry Doc, I had to take it while others carry on minutes later after they had their first talk. Soemtimes, I feel like walking out of the exam room and telling them -I'll be back when you are done but I can't do that. i have more respect for myself. This shows me disrespect and no concern for me as a professional. Few weeks ago, I had a man in his mid fifites talking to his financial advisor about what to do next with his portfolio. I just sat there listened to him and after 5 minutes or I carried on in a professional manner with the exam. i was so angry but i don't know at whom? I felt degraded. Any advice on how to handle some of these rude patients? Any input is welcomed. Has anyone delt with this before? thanks.