Each physician will visit patients at different times. Many will come in before their regular office hours begin. It is best to ask the doctor what time he or she usually makes rounds, especially if you would like to have a family member or other advocate available to ask questions on the your behalf.
There are times when the doctor may be delayed in the office or by emergencies. It is suggested that patients or their advocates write down questions they may have for the physician. This ensures that the patient's most important questions can be addressed when the physician arrives.