Your Office Visit

At Coastal Carolina Family Practice, we understand that a visit to the doctor can often be stressful, especially when you are not feeling well or have a pain that won't subside. In order to maximize your next physician office visit, review the steps below for simple helpful hints and guidelines.

Before Your Office Visit

  • Make a note of your symptoms, including the order in which the symptoms appeared, as well as anything that makes them better or worse.

  • Make a note of your temperature if you have measured with a thermometer at home.

  • Bring a current list of all medications you are currently taking, including prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, herbal products and vitamins.

  • Bring a list of allergies - especially any concerning medicine or food.

  • Know your personal and family medical history, including surgeries, serious illnesses, etc...

  • Evaluate your lifestyle habits, including eating and drinking habits, as well as how much you sleep or exercise.

  • Make a note of any other health concerns about which you may want to speak with your physician.

  • Bring along the address, phone and fax numbers of the pharmacy you prefer to use.

During Your Office Visit

  • Review the items listed above with your physician.

  • Ask your physician questions, including what he/she thinks the diagnosis/problem may be, as well as what tests, if necessary, are needed.

  • Make sure that you obtain a clear understanding on what your role is in treating your condition, as well as what you can do in the future to prevent any reoccurrences.

  • Find out if a follow-up appointment with your physician is required, or if you should be referred to another physician or specialist.

  • Make sure you understand any possible side effects of any of the medications your physician prescribes during your office visit.

After Your Office Visit

  • Follow your physician's advice.

  • If you don't understand any of the instructions, don't hesitate to call your physician's office for clarification.

  • If you begin to feel worse or experience side effects from any prescribed medications, contact your physician's office immediately. In urgent matters, do not hesitate to call 911.

  • If you are scheduled for a follow-up visit, make sure to keep your appointment.

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8:00am – 6:00pm

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For general inquiries only, please do not leave patient information or urgent care requests as this is not a secure method of communication and only checked periodically each day during regular business hours. For care related questions or to request an appointment or referral please call our office or you may contact us via our secure patient portal. For emergencies please call 911. 

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