Medical Assistant (Current Employee) – Sterling, VA – November 21, 2013
A typical day at work consists of maintaining a clean work environment, making sure the examine rooms are stocked and changing the exam table paper. Triaging patients, maintaining their vitals and inputting the information into their EMR. Ordering specific tests based on the patients complaints. Performing EKG's and Phlebotomy based on the labs needs.
I received my current position after completing 165 hours of externship.
My DMS is very dependable and easy to talk to about any situation that may arise. My co-workers are very nice and helpful.
The hardest part of my job is making sure that all of the information is correct and accurate, and suits the Medical Directors needs.
The most enjoyable part of my job is interacting with the patients. Getting to meet and care for patients with compassion.
Medical Assistant - Extern (Current Employee) – Harrisburg, PA – January 21, 2016
Patient First was the perfect place to go for my Extern. It allowed me to use my skills to assist patients. It also allowed me to continue to work my day job while I finished my Extern to complete school.
Medical Assistant, Medical Receptionist (Former Employee) – Berea, OH – January 19, 2016
A typical day was very stressful, the doctor was very rude and inappropriate. He would yell at employees and sometimes even patients! The office was chaos, it was a mess, charts all over the floors, papers everywhere, he had the most outdated system. He used daysheets and a scheduling book. No computers at all. Which made it difficult to keep track of things in the clutter that he had but we werent allowed to clean it. He would try to make his medical assistants shovel his walkways and parking area in the winter. We had to sit with him and click his mouse on his computer for him, mostly so he could bid on objects on ebay! I dont know that I learned much there besides how not to treat employees and how not to run a doctors office!
Medical transcriptionist (Former Employee) – at home – January 16, 2016
There are thousands upon thousands of transcriptionists in the USA desperate for a decent job. Patient First has a perpetual ad running. Do the math! Tedious and prolonged hiring process. HR keeps all fingers on hiring paperwork so they can yank it away for any perceived fault. Antiquated software. Reports must use absolute minimum words possible. Low pay rate. Insurance for home transcriptionists mediocre.
Clerical Medical Assistant (Former Employee) – Colonial Heights, VA – September 28, 2015
Patient First was a very incredible career experience for me, i enjoyed working with patients and feeling of assistance and importance. My co-workers was pleasant to work with and it was great team work and support system.
Medical Assistant Intern (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – September 26, 2015
I would start and turn on all computers before we opened. I would greet the patient and obtain their vital signs. If needed would order labs. For possible strep patients I would do a rapid strep test on them and run the test. I assisted with EKG's. I learned how to properly do an EKG. The hardest for me was doing an EKG. The enjoyable part was interacting with my fellow Medical Assistants.
- My day starts at 6:30 am and I go non stop until 3:00 pm. - Always helping centers and other staff members with issues. - I have learned from upper management how to deal with difficult employees. - I have no problem working with others. - The hardest part of my job is keeping up with software changes when not given instructions. - All the friendly staff I work with on a daily basis.
Several times a year we are treated to lunches/breakfasts.
Healthcare used to be better until we got so large they had to look at other plans.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – August 26, 2015
This is a very large practice, something happening every minute. I learned so much about medical coding and billing, The employees were nice to be with and I became good friends with some of them that I still see today. Management was very rigid and unforgiving. This was the most difficult part of the job for me. The most enjoyable part of the job was training new employees and watching them become more comfortable and confident in their abilities.
Beautiful office space, good raises and occasional bonuses.
Fear of constantly being judged and not being told what was wrong until it was too late to fix it.
Medical Assistant (Current Employee) – Baltimore, MD – August 26, 2015
This being my first job right out of college is very rewarding in many ways. I have gained knowledge and experience that I would not have anywhere else. For example, operating an ECG, drawing blood, and being able to recognize basic symptoms of diseases. However, like most jobs there are pros and cons. Some of the cons I believe are out of my control such as dress code, while others perhaps with proper communication a common ground maybe achieved. Over all as a starting point, this job serves its purpose as stepping stone to my future career.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Berea, OH – August 24, 2015
A great work experience in a small doctors office. Multi tasking was one of the many things I learned how to do. Management was always there to answer questions since this was a learn as you go job. The relationships I built with my co workers are now lifetime friends. Leaving this job was the hardest part I really enjoyed working here with the relationships I built with not only my co works but my clients.
Medical Transcriptionist, Remote (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – August 21, 2015
Great work-life balance with the opportunity to determine personal earning potential. It really is up to you. The teams are openly communicative, and even though remote, there is still a strong sense of community. Rapid corporate growth is not hindering the small firm feel.