Certified Athletic Trainer, Skaneateles, NY - September 12, 2013
A typical day begins with logging on to Medent and begin taking patients in the office to collect vitals as well as take a history of their present illness. The provider then comes in and exams the patient while I document what test's are being performed and the outcome. If needed I will fit and dispense an orthopedic brace, we typically offered Breg products. I would also see patients for rehab on the physical therapy side. In the afternoons I head off to the high school I am contracted with to provide medical coverage before, during practices and games to the high school athletics. I learned the in's and out's of working with an orthopedic office that has many patients not typically in the athletic population and how to alter the care I provide for them that fits their lifestyle. I learned the differences between insurance company's and how to word notes for billing purposes. The hardest part of my job was being given assignments and cases out of my comfort level, but that turned to be the most enjoyable aspect of my job. I was able to learn and gain the confidence that is necessary for a health care provider.