Ross's office has gone paperless. He's trying to stick with the times so that when the time comes to sell his practice, it won't be old fashioned. He started the scribing well over a year ago and it has literally made him crazy. He is currently doing all the recording himself and can't stand it. Afterall, he isn't the best typist. Of course it's a program with many drop down menus, but is's intensive. He has tried doing it while patient is in room, filling it in after patient leaves, etc and it's making his life miserable. It's so time consuming. Sigh. He never gets a break between patients because his head is always in the computer.

As some of you know, our daughter is living at home and has had several jobs which she hasn't liked, but she's a trooper. She is currently working at a food store and announced that she wanted to learn medical billing. He offered to employ her part time; the days she isn't working at the food store, and she LOVES working for her dad. She is learning the medical billing, and his recent brainstorm is to have her do the scribing. Oh, he also tried sending his findings to a gal at home so she could record his findings at night, but that didn't work either. She had too many questions while he was at home. Anyway, the currnet plan is that he's teaching our daughter to be his scribe. She is quick on the computer and is looking forward to being trained. Ross has always worked for a large practice too, which he still does one afternoon a week. At that practice he has a scribe in the room working with him and it works beautifully. That's what he's aiming for. I know some people think doctors have it made, but let me tell you, being a small business owner comes with it's trials.

Loved seeing that scribing and medical billing was mentioned here.
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