For some, visiting the doctor can be an intimidating experience. After all, your health is your most valuable asset. Knowing what to expect from your physician visit and how to prepare for it is a good way to overcome any fear or anxiety.
Upon arriving for your appointment, you must first check in at the front desk. It is recommended that you arrive 10 to 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment, since you will typically need to fill out paperwork making certain all your personal information is up to date. You should expect to be greeted politely by the office receptionist, who will ask for your insurance card and photo identification. This is important in order to prevent someone from fraudulently obtaining your insurance information and trying to use your insurance policy.