Reviews patient file/record, including allergies, problems, medications and immunization status.
Elicits and records information about patient’s medical history.
Examines patients for symptoms or physical information.
Orders or executes various tests, analyses and diagnostic images to provide information on patient’s condition.
Analyzes reports and findings of tests and examination and diagnoses condition of patient.
Administers or prescribes treatments.
Determines and prescribes medication, dosage and schedule given the patient’s condition and allergies.
Discusses any possible side effects to medication or immunization with patient
Prescribes vaccinations to immunize patient from communicable diseases.
Promotes health by advising patients about diet, hygiene and methods for prevention of disease.
Performs surgical procedures commensurate with surgical competency
Refers patients to medical specialist for consultant services when necessary for patient’s well-being.
Documents the patient’s visit including medical history, physical exam, diagnoses and plan of action.
Follows up with patient regarding progress in high risk or emergency cases.
Conducts physical examinations to provide information needed for admission to school, consideration for jobs, or eligibility for insurance coverage