What does a Medical Assistant do?

 

A Medical Assistant is a multi-skilled professional who combines clinical and administrative responsibilities to assist in all aspects of the medical practice in a physicians office, hospital, clinic, government agency or laboratory.

Clinical functions include:
  • Taking vital signs
  • Charting patient information, recording medical histories.
  • Performing routine tests.
  • Applying dressing.
  • Administrative duties include: scheduling appointments, billing and maintaining patient files.
 
Medical Assistants provide an invaluable service to both the patient and the health care providers in the community.