Frequently Asked Questions
Below are a few of the questions patients frequently ask regarding their visit. If you have additional questions, please contact your physician or another provider involved in your care.
Q: When does my physician make rounds?
A: Individual physicians make rounds at different times. It would be a good idea to ask your physician when to expect him to make rounds on his first visit. Emergencies often keep them from setting a specific time; however, this will help you and those involved in your care plan for his next visit with questions about your care.
Q: When will I go to surgery or for tests such as X-ray or MRI?
A: Preliminary schedules give us an estimated time. Due to emergencies and cancellations, you may go earlier or your time may be delayed.
Q: When will I get a report from my physician regarding the procedure or surgery conducted?
A: Most physicians will visit with the patient and family after the procedure. It is strongly recommended that you have a family member or friend present since a patient may have difficulty remembering the physician's visit if they have not fully recovered from sedation.
Q: Can my family bring food to the medical center for me?
A: Always check with your nurse before you eat or drink anything. You may be scheduled for tests that require you to not eat or drink. There are limited food items/drinks available on the unit for patients if a snack is needed between meals.
Q: May I request a minister or spiritual counselor?
A: You may ask your nurse to contact the pastoral care coordinator or call 931.540.4243, Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. After hours, please ask your care giver for assistance.