I'm not directly employed by any of the clinics I work at. Rather, I'm part of a scribing company and am contracted out to work at different places. I think this model is probably preferable because this way, the clinic itself doesn't have to deal with the training, scheduling, and management of scribes and as … Continue reading My Scribing Company
When I started scribing, I was amazed that most of the doctors I worked with would report to work even with a raging case of the flu. They'd drug themselves up, maybe put on a mask if they were too contagious, and get to work. Many of them cited the fact that they couldn't afford … Continue reading What Kind of Illness Warrants a Day Off Work?
Ahh, finally back at work! These past few weeks I’ve mostly been doing half days over at the Spine Center and concussion clinic. I kind of got a break after being one of the only scribes in town over the holiday (a break I greatly appreciated!), but now I’m back to my regular schedule! “Regular … Continue reading Medical Scribe FAQs
In my short time working as a medical scribe, I’ve already had some experiences with “taboo” conditions. Stigmas are harmful, but are also based on truth. This post will be a bit of a mind dump as I explore my own perception of such gray areas. I want to discuss two stigmas that come up … Continue reading Healthcare Stigmas
Part of the daily schedule at the peds clinic is checking in with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) patients, who are often--if not always--on some sort of controlled substance. Amphetamine prescriptions for our clinic’s purposes are doled out with three, one-month, physical paper prescriptions at a time (as opposed to electronic, or “e” prescriptions. Not … Continue reading ADHD – Subtypes and Adderall
Wow, I haven't posted in a while. It's ok, though. Work has been busy. It's flu/strep/RSV season, y'all! That means we have a ton of walk-ins at the peds clinic who proceed to vomit on everything. Also kids with pink eye who play with all the toys in the waiting room, and pink eye is … Continue reading Small Update
My high school biology teacher was quite the character. He made the class so fun for me, though I struggled to get an A on almost every test. If we finished a class early or had some free time one way or another, he’d take to the lectern and tell us a crazy story from … Continue reading Spotlight: Dengue Fever