Number of patients per day??

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    I am curious how many patients people who are doing primary care or specialty see per day. Also, was this number lower when you first started in your job?

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    I see on the avg of 20 Pt's but I am given 30 minutes for well baby appts and those avg 4 a day, new Pt's are also 30 minutes and I avg 2 a day , so not bad at all
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    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.
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    And the 15 minutes for acute appt's last longer than that, there are always other concerns than the sore throat and the history is never the readers digest version , lol
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    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!
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    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.
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    Thanks for the input so far! I can not imagine 15 minutes for a physical! When do you do your labs, paperwork, etc???
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    Quote from max66
    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.
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    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???
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    I am getting wonderful experience, and the craziness is worth it. However, it will be good to work at a more reasonably paced practice.

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