1. Getting to the appointment late
Your doctor will have less time to spend with you if you can’t make it on time, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Make sure you have reliable transportation, know where the office is, and be sure to arrive about 15 minutes prior to your appointment so you can fill out the necessary paperwork. And be sure to let the front desk staff know you’ve arrived. “Doing so will give you plenty of time to check in and have your vitals (height, weight, blood pressure) taken before your appointment time,” according to the Cleveland Clinic experts.