Saturday, August 27, 2011

5 Things Your Medical Assistant Won't Tell You

1. We hate the fits you throw over getting weighed!

2. Yes, we do need your weight. It tells us a lot about your recent health.

3. When we ask you what we are seeing you for, we're really looking for symptoms.  Save your story for the Dr. If you go on and on about your awful cold, your recent flat tire, and the rising cost of gas, you aren't going to receive excellent treatment.  "What are we seeing you for?" "I've got awful congestion in my nose and chest.  I've had a headache for 2 days now, and I'm having trouble hearing out of my left ear."

4. If you're a jerk, we are going to talk about you behind closed doors.

5. If you choose to call us and swear or scream our ears off, it'll go into your permanent record, and doctors will occasionally choose to discharge you from their practice because of it. 

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