Institute: ONC | Component: 1 | Unit: 3 | Lecture: e | Slide: 7
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 2
Lecture:Roles of Different Health Care Providers
Slide content:Additional Provider Activities What do physicians do when they are not seeing patients? Reviewing charts Fielding telephone calls Reviewing test results, correspondence Answering questions from staff about patient care Consulting with other physicians about patients Completing forms Other work 7
Slide notes:So what do physicians do when they are not seeing patients? They may review charts, write or dictate notes, or field telephone calls from or to patients, their family members, or other physicians such as specialists. They may review test results, including laboratory results or radiographs, or read correspondence from consultants or patients. They may answer questions from staff members about patient care, patient telephone calls, or laboratory results. Sometimes they consult with other physicians about patients, and they spend time doing paperwork including visibility, insurance, and school physical forms. They may also make pharmacy calls, schedule patients, or provide instructions to staff. 7