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What is a Medical Assistant?

Medical Assistants work with physicians, in hospitals, specialty practices and with various healthcare faculty in patient care for front and back-office duties.

What do Medical Assistants do?
A Medical Assistant is expected to:
  • Greet patients, collect medical information and report to the provider
  • Prepare the patient before the provider sees the patient
  • Manages communications with patients, doctors, and other medical departments
  • Maintains compliance with all state and federal regulations
  • Bookkeeping, schedules appointments and processes financials and insurance claims
  • Handling and transcribing medical records, prescriptions and give medications as directed by provider
  • Draws blood, gives injections, completes EKGs on patients and educate patients as needed
  • Assist provider with various treatments and collects specimens for laboratory testing
  • Measure patients' vital signs, such as blood pressure, weight, height, respirations and conduct assessments
  • Fluency with electronic medical records, computer applications and may work in specialized offices
  • Perform Clinical and Administrative task, such as answer phones, verification processes and documentation
In an ambulatory setting, outpatient clinics or medical offices in a hospital a Medical Assistant will interact with a variety of healthcare departments.
Find out How to Become a Medical Assistant Student at Medstar Academy
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