I work in nephrology rounding on dialysis pts and see between 40-70/day. However, that said, my pts already have had vitals, they are on dialysis and I don't undress them. Its a lung/heart and edema check for the most part.
I work in adult primary care and see 24-30 patients per day. I get 15 minutes per appointment, whether it's a blood pressure re-check or a complete physical. This is one of the reasons I'll be looking for another position next Fall when my contract is up. I know others in primary care who see 15-18 per day-they actually get 30 minutes for a complete physical!
I work in a small family practice office, privately owned, no EMR. I see 16-20 patients per day with a mix of acute cases with chronic care/diabetes/htn/lipids patients. I get 30 minutes for chronic disease management, an hour for physicals and anywhere from 10-15 minutes for the acutes. LOVE where I work.
Thanks for the input so far! I can not imagine 15 minutes for a physical! When do you do your labs, paperwork, etc???
I do a lot of it at home, and also do most of my charting at home. I work through lunch most days, too. The 15 minutes for a physical is ridiculous. It's forced me to basically stop doing GYN exams at the same time as the rest of the physical-just don't have time. Patients can either come back for that or see a midwife for their GYN care. Not the optimal situation.
Thanks BC- Sounds incredibly busy! I am looking for a new job (very tough market!) and the thoughts of 15 minute visits have me questioning why I ever got into this in the first place! Sounds like you are getting some good experience though???
I saw 15-24 pts a day working in specialty -(less when I started 1 an hour then) now I see about 40 (with a scribe in a 10 hour shift working fast track in er) or 15 working in the main er. and working in urgent care walk-in about 26 in 7 hr shift
12-15 mostly chronic with a few acute visits sprinkled in the mix in a primary care clinic. The chronic care visits are 30 minutes and acute 15 minutes. We practice preventative care and do not provide fee for service.