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Kimmy Garcia

Certified Medical Assistant Pre-Nursing Student Creative Webpreneur

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

General Internal Medicine

  • by Kimmy

What I do at internal medicine is basically rooming patients for providers. I get patient vital signs such as height, weight, blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation, and temperature. I also review their medical history, surgical history, social history, and their sexual history.

On a typical rooming procedure, what happens is that I call out the patient's name from the lobby and usher them back to their room to take their vital signs and history. I typically ask what the reason of their visit is (and sometimes they change). After which, I let the provider know that their patient is ready to be seen by them.

In the clinic where I work at, we see new patients, return patients, and procedural patients (e.g. those getting an intrauterine device or IUD, or a colposcopy). I also administer medications such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. I also give vaccines to patients such as the flu shot, hepatitis A and B shots, TB tests, HPV vaccines, and the likes. Moreover, I also do EKGs and PFTs, as well as bladder scans, ear lavages, and orthostatic vital signs.

Kimmy is an online blogger who writes about millennials and personal reviews of products, experiences, and services. She also works as a full-time Medical Assistant for the University of Washington Medical Center. She loves to spend time at home with her Mac, Husky, and a cup of coffee.


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