Medical Assistants in the office - page 8

This is probably going to open a can of worms.............but how do you all feel about replacing nurses in the office setting with Medical Assistants? How (if at all) do you feel it affects patient... Read More

  1. by   BuckyBadgerRN
    hayest, are you a nurse?
  2. by   Red Kryptonite
    In another thread, she said those MAs were fired for having tattoos and piercings.

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    As a patient in an office where they have had multiple medical assistants that have been hired and are now gone - due to their piercings and multiple tattoos
  3. by   hayest
    Quote from Red Kryptonite
    In another thread, she said those MAs were fired for having tattoos and piercings.
    My mistake on how I worded that. Every MA in the office has piercings and tattoos, some more than others. They were terminated due to the mistakes that were made over and over again and being incompetent. As well as patients were complaining. They just happened to have the tattoos and piercings. My apology for the way I worded it the first time.
  4. by   hayest
    Quote from BuckyBadgerRN
    hayest, are you a nurse?
    No, I'm a patient who expects nothing but the best when paying an annual fee. Although, my fee is for the physician's services and the care he gives to us which is top notch, but he wants to increase his patient load a little, but with the employees he has as will not boost that increase of patients. People have left because of them. We haven't, because we will deal directly with the MD and bypass the staff.
  5. by   kemo1121
    All these replies are eerily similar to what doctors complain about on their forums. You know CRNA and NPs are given too much autonomy or when a DNP refers to him or herself as doctor.
  6. by   klone
    Hayest, I'm curious - why do you feel you have the right to be a part of the interview process when your physician hires staff?
  7. by   BuckyBadgerRN
    And you are posting on a website for nurses (and MA's, CNA's, students) for what reason? Seemingly to bash every medical assistant you have ever had the misfortune of being seen by...


    Quote from hayest
    No, I'm a patient who expects nothing but the best when paying an annual fee. Although, my fee is for the physician's services and the care he gives to us which is top notch, but he wants to increase his patient load a little, but with the employees he has as will not boost that increase of patients. People have left because of them. We haven't, because we will deal directly with the MD and bypass the staff.
  8. by   BuckyBadgerRN
    Right?! This is a pretty ballsy patient!!!

    Quote from klone
    Hayest, I'm curious - why do you feel you have the right to be a part of the interview process when your physician hires staff?
  9. by   hayest
    Quote from klone
    Hayest, I'm curious - why do you feel you have the right to be a part of the interview process when your physician hires staff?
    I didn't say I have the right to be part of the interview. I told him "let me interview the next time" and I have even asked him to let me look over the resumes". As I mentioned, he admitted to me a few weeks ago that he is obviously doing something wrong with hiring. He's not finding the right person. It's hard to explain, I have a great relationship with my doctor. He's not just my doctor, we are friends. We go out to dinner with him and his wife, we have been invited to their kids graduations, weddings, as well as they have been invited to our celebrations. As mentioned in an earlier post, when he had several at the same time who were making mistakes after mistakes .. I told him hire me for a day and I will clean house. He smiled and said "I know you would" and then said "maybe one day I will hire you for a day". Plus, I do feel with the price we pay to be part of this practice, we have every right to voice our opinion on who they hire in regards to what we see, hear, the mistakes, etc. I'm sure our retainer fee is paying for their salaries.
  10. by   klone
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    Plus, I do feel with the price we pay to be part of this practice, we have every right to voice our opinion on who they hire in regards to what we see, hear, the mistakes, etc. I'm sure our retainer fee is paying for their salaries.
    Okay, but should his other 300 patients have a right to voice their opinions as well? Can you imagine the HR nightmare that would be if his staff had to be approved by all of his patients?
  11. by   hayest
    Quote from klone
    Okay, but should his other 300 patients have a right to voice their opinions as well? Can you imagine the HR nightmare that would be if his staff had to be approved by all of his patients?
    Yes I do! Every patient has the right to voice their opinions and I hope they do. I know many patients are scared to say anything and keep things to themselves. Some of them just don't say anything because nothing would be done. I've suggested to him to put a hidden camera and microphone in the area where the MA's are and he would be shocked at what goes on.
  12. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from hayest
    Yes I do! Every patient has the right to voice their opinions and I hope they do. I know many patients are scared to say anything and keep things to themselves. Some of them just don't say anything because nothing would be done. I've suggested to him to put a hidden camera and microphone in the area where the MA's are and he would be shocked at what goes on.
    If they are paying that much they should be getting top notch care. But I don't believe, as a patient you should be privy to the interviews.
    A hidden camera & a microphone??? Wow. That's an invasion of privacy. If I worked somewhere & my boss hid a camera & microphone you bet I would sue them. I've worked in corrections, so I'm use to having cameras all around but there is nothing hidden about them.
  13. by   BuckyBadgerRN
    You didn't answer my question. WHY are you posting here? You are NOT a nurse. You are NOT a medical assistant. You are NOT a CNA. You are NOT a student of any medical career. Seriously, this website is NOT meant for you.


    Quote from hayest
    Yes I do! Every patient has the right to voice their opinions and I hope they do. I know many patients are scared to say anything and keep things to themselves. Some of them just don't say anything because nothing would be done. I've suggested to him to put a hidden camera and microphone in the area where the MA's are and he would be shocked at what goes on.

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