Get ready for your doctor’s visit.

A woman checks in for her scheduled doctor's visit.

Whether you are preparing for a check-up at one of our physician offices or an outpatient procedure, we want to get you set for your visit to our facility. Below, you’ll find helpful information and how to make sure you have a successful visit. You can learn more about your role as a patient on our Patient Rights & Responsibilities page.

With more than 1,100 providers and 110 clinic locations across eastern North Carolina, ECU Health Physicians is here to provide the care you need in a location close to home. Learn More about ECU Health Physicians.

Preparing for a Doctor’s Visit

Make time to prepare for your doctor’s visit with these simple tips:

  • Write down all your questions, even if you think you’ll remember them.
  • Make a list of all your medications, including dosage and who prescribed them.
  • Make a list of all of your health care providers.
  • Gather family history of any illness or disease.
  • Make copies of recent test results or arrange for them to be sent to the doctor.
  • Consider taking a family member or friend to help you remember everything you hear during your visit.


AskMe3® is a program that encourages you to ask three important questions of your provider to more fully understand your condition and what you need to do to stay healthy. A journal to use to write down your AskMe3 questions can be found in the patient and family guide.

  • One. What is my main problem?
  • Two. What do I need to do?
  • Three. Why is it important for me to do this?

Family and Friends

Family and friends are an important part of your care team and an essential source of support. Choose your family and support persons and how you want them to be involved in your care. Children should always be accompanied and supervised by an adult other than the patient. For your safety, family and visitors should:

  • Wash hands or use hand sanitizer when entering and leaving your room.
  • Stay home if not feeling well or have signs of an infection or respiratory illness.
  • Follow all isolation precautions as instructed by the health care team.