In the Eyes of a Medical Scribe
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This Fall, I had the privilege of continuing my position as a medical scribe with the Borgess brain and Spine institute in Kalamazoo. I was working under Dr. Anthony Lee, A neurologist for a 10 week period. During this time, I was involved in scribing all appointments that he provided for that day. I was tasked with documenting patient history of present illness, physical exam, their plan of action and their follow up procedure. In order to scribe effectively, I had to be able to discern between important vs unimportant information that the patient says. My position as a scribe is also important because it will be a key factor in whether the labs and test orders will be approved by the patient's medical insurance and at times allow the patient worker compensation or time off of work. This is why it was important for me to keep well organized and informative notes. As a Medical scribe I also mastered medical terminology, general medical knowledge and the CERNER electronic medical record system. I was responsible for communicating the results and plan for the patient's treatments and was able to work in a fast paced environment. This experience allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of the field of medicine.