I'm set up with my first appt at Mayo in a few weeks due to my aortic stenosis and likely future surgery. We found this statement in the Mayo Patient Guide "Friends and relatives are welcome at Mayo Clinic. They may be asked to stay in the waiting area unless special reasons require them to be present". (see p. 39 here http://www.mayoclinic.org/mcitems/mc1000-mc1099/mc1075.pdf).
Surely my wife would be allowed to come back to the exam room with me? This is a big deal for us. Can anyone comment?