The doctor visits are very different from the the doctor visit in the states. In the states you get a time to go in to see the doctor and then go from there. At my hospital you are given a number to see the doctor that you have to wait for that number to be called but you also have to have another number to check in and get your ultrasound. Here is the beginning procedures for when you go to the hospital for a regular check up (when you are pregnant). This could change at different hospitals but this is what happens at my hospital & with my doctor. I really like the repetition of it all because for the most part everything is in Chinese.
First you grab a number -- sometimes you can get in right away and sometimes you have a wait a long time. Notice behind Little N and Little M -- they are 4 behind in signing in.
After my ultrasound I drop off my paper work to the doctor and wait for my number to be called.
The nurses call me in (by my Chinese name) and I see the doctor -- she tells me what's going on & then checks my legs and then I'm on my way. Sometimes I have to go and get blood work drawn but this is a pretty standard pg doctor visit.