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Career Story: Doctor In A Private Pediatrics Group

Doctor In A Private Pediatrics Group

Job Title: Physician

Type of Company: I work for a private medical practice specializing in pediatrics.

Education: MD, UMass Medical

Previous Experience: I worked as a research assistant studying Alzheimer's disease at a major Boston-area teaching hospital.

Job Tasks: I pay routine visits to the patients in my practice, seeing both the ones who are well and those who are sick.

My day-to-day responsibilities include discussing any medical concerns, evaluating injuries, diagnosing illnesses, and providing immunizations. When appropriate, I refer patients to specialists: cardiologists, psychiatrists, and ear, nose and throat specialists. I also work with the parents of my younger patients to discuss their concerns and provide them with appropriate resources.

Another aspect of my job is maintaining the electronic medical records which we use to track our patients' medical histories. And inevitably, of course, I oversee our dealings with our patients' insurance companies, as well as managing our practice's finances. I work very closely with the other physicians and nurses in the practice to make sure we're providing the best medical care we can.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of my job is getting to interact with my patients and their families. It is very rewarding to care for newborns and then to watch them as they grow and mature. And while I don't like to see my patients become ill, I'm grateful to have had the training to diagnose their illnesses and to treat them or refer them as needed.

The worst part of my job is trying to resolve conflicts when patients (or parents or other physicians) and I disagree. I try to keep in mind how important the decisions we make are, and doing so makes it easier to keep things in perspective and take the right course of action.

Job Tips:
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2.) Feel free to ask your own physician any questions you may have about the profession.

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