Okay, maybe I should have known this was coming.
I just finished my first week in my new job. I went from a pediatrician's office, seeing one patient every 15 to 30 minutes, the pace was slow and steady and the work was great. I'm now in a family practice with 5 (and as of Tuesday 6) doctors...4 are on duty all the time, 3 family practice, 1 walk in and me. I'm responsible for the family practice and to help with the walk in when I can. I run like a fool from the moment I walk in at 8:30 until I collapse for lunch and then start all over again until quitting time at 5. I'm expected to take care of all the physicals, well baby visits, needles and some procedures.
I like the work. It's interesting and I'm doing things I've never done before.
But I'm wondering, is a nurse/doc ratio of 1:3 or 1:4 common in family practice?
If so, tell me, how on earth do you prioritize? How in heaven's name do you keep from feeling bad because you can't do two physicals at the same time?
And do you ever get used to the pace?
Either I'm not suited for this kind of work or I was terribly spoiled in my last job.
I hope it's the latter!