The first thing I do when I enter the office is turn on the computer and sign into the EMR (electronic medical records) system. I then proceed to check all of the exam rooms, equipment, and machines to make sure they are stocked and fully functioning. At this point I would also do a quick scan of our inventory to see if supplies need to be ordered. Afterwards, I would go through the list of patients to be seen for the day and put in notes for those who need to update their information.
Then our patients would start to arrive. Throughout the day, I help answer phones, make appointments, do call backs, get patients registered, load them into the exam room, do their intake, and assist the physicians with the appropriate treatment they are providing. This includes helping with prescription preparation and/or changes, assisting with medical and cosmetic procedures, cleaning up the patients and exam rooms, giving wound care instructions, and directing them to schedule a follow-up appointment.
At the end of day, we make sure all of the required and appropriate paperwork is completed, exam rooms are clean, instruments are put to sterilize, and specimens prepared to be sent out. Finally, before I leave the office, I do a quick run through to make sure everything is in its appropriate place and all the machines are turned off.