Preparing for your visit
Thank you for entrusting Maury Regional Medical Center with your health care needs. Whether you are having an outpatient procedure or you are admitted to the medical center, we hope to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Below is some information that you will find helpful in preparing for your stay. To view or print a complete patient information booklet, click here or select the graphic at right.
Your physician and care team will need to know what medications you are currently taking, including:
- Over-the-counter medications
- Vitamins and supplements
- Herbal remedies
You are encouraged to bring your prescription bottles with you; however, you may want to complete a medication list prior to your visit. For a medication form, click here.
Eating Prior to A Procedure
There are a variety of inpatient and outpatient procedures that require you to go several hours without consuming food. Your physician or another health care provider will give you instructions on what you can consume and when, as well as what medications you may or may not take prior to your procedure. If you are uncertain, please contact your physician's office.
Preparing for Surgery
If you are scheduled for surgery, the medical center offers a helpful guide to assist you in preparing for your procedure. To review or print this guide, click here.
Advance directives are documents that outline an advance care plan (living will), a health care agent (durable power of attorney) whom you designate to make decisions about your care, and physician orders for scope of treatment regarding resuscitation. For additional information about these documents, please visit the State of Tennessee Web site by clicking here.
During your stay, you may see one of the hospitalists at the medical center. A hospitalist is a physician who is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics and devotes his or her time and expertise to patients exclusively within the medical center. They have a close relationship with a wide array of specialists and, if needed, may involve them in your care. For more information about our Hospitalist Program, click here.
It is recommended that you have someone prepared to take you home following your stay. This is especially important if you are going home directly following a procedure in which you were administered anesthesia. You will also be provided discharge instructions. Please read them carefully and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, please contact your physician's office.
Frequently Asked Questions
For a list of frequently asked questions and their answers, click here.