Thank you all so much for the replies, there are great suggestions here. Just to clarify, I was actually in with the doctor at the time, so I couldn't really distract her or take her for a walk. I felt awful, between a rock and a hard place, I knew she wanted my attention but I also needed to listen to the doctor to get some vital information about my condition. In the end I had to rush out so I paid for a full appointment and only saw the doctor for half the time and barely caught what they were saying; overall a disaster of a day *sigh*.
I will definitely try taking the iPad and using more distraction next time. Any ideas for when I'm actually in with the doctor? I felt like I was wasting her time and she didn't look impressed at all.