The Physician works to care for patients in a variety of ways, from treating chronic illnesses to advising about preventative healthcare. He/She diagnoses and treats injuries and illnesses.He/She also performs physical exams, takes medical histories, performs and interprets diagnostic tests, and recommends a plan of treatment.
- Takes a patient’s medical history and perform a physical exam
- Orders laboratory and radiology tests and refers patients to specialists when appropriate and called for.
- Documents and updates charts and patient information to show findings and treatments
- Complies with medical laws (for example, HIPAA)
- Orders tests and consultations for other physicians or healthcare staff to perform
- Understands patients’ health conditions based on symptoms and tests
- Addresses concerns or answer questions that patients have about their health and well-being
- Sets diagnosis based on medical expertise and knowledge
- Helps patients take care of their health by discussing topics such as proper nutrition and hygiene
- Prescribes different medical treatments, medications and drugs
- Maintains patient confidentiality and comply with all federal and state health information privacy laws.
- A Medical Degree from an accredited university and licensing in the appropriate State
- Appropriate state licensure.
- Hands on experience working with a Physician
- In-depth knowledge of examination procedures, methodologies and diagnostics
- Outstanding knowledge of medication and drugs and related side effects and contraindications
Skills needed for this role
The Physician must have strong communication and interpersonal skills, good leadership, organizational, and problem-solving skills. He/She must also have the ability and willingness to stay up to date on advancements, innovations, and developments in the field.
Licensed Professional, Doctor of Medicine