Cardiology Certified Medical Scribe Specialists

Cardiology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the heart and the system of blood vessels and blood related to the heart’s function. Cardiology involves the medical diagnosis and treatment of all diseases of the heart and related cardiovascular system including congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and electrophysiology. Cardiologists, after special training, can also perform complex procedures inside patient’s blood vessels to remove blockages and open up arteries, especially those of the heart. Physicians who specialize in this field of medicine are called cardiologists, a specialty of internal medicine. Pediatric cardiologists are pediatricians who specialize in cardiology. Physicians who specialize in cardiac surgery are called cardiothoracic surgeons or cardiac surgeons, a specialty of general surgery.

Qualified cardiology providers include:

  • Cardiologists: Have the highest level of specialty training to specifically deal with diseases of the heart and related cardiovascular system.
    • Primary care physicians: Are front-line healthcare providers that are trained to deal with common, and certain complex, problems in the field of cardiology, as well as a strong focus on preventative care.
      1. Family Practice
      2. Internal Medicine
      3. Nurse Practitioner
      4. Physician Assistant
    • Cardiology Nurse practitioner
    • Pediatric Cardiologist: Have the highest level of specialty training to specifically deal with diseases of the heart and related cardiovascular system in the pediatric population

Depending on the nature of the health condition, patients may then be referred for secondary or tertiary care.

Cardiology Certified Medical Scribe Specialists are instrumental in the function of that physician’s office.  They become a vital part of a healthcare provide team and can provide the following functions:

Clinical (As directed by the Supervising Physician):

  1. Scribe medical histories, physical examinations, and test results into EMR
  2. Preparing patients for examination
  3. Assisting the physician during exams, as directed
  4. Reinforcing physician instructions about medication, nutrition, and lifestyle changes
  5. Authorizing prescription refills as directed by the physician

Administrative (As directed by the Supervising Physician):

  1. Using computer applications and electronic medical records (EMR)
  2. Handling correspondence with patients and other healthcare providers
  3. Answering telephones, scheduling appointments, and greeting patients
  4. Scribing, updating and filing patient medical records
  5. Assisting with coding and payer-insurance forms
  6. Helping the staff arrange for hospital admissions and transfers
  7. Helping the staff arranging radiologic and laboratory services

Certified Medical Scribe Specialists are important in helping patients feel at ease in the physician’s office and often explain certain care instructions, under the supervision of a physician or other healthcare provider.  Certified Medical Scribe Specialists are essential licensed practitioners in transforming evidence-based integrative medicine patient-centered care, working as a direct personal clinical assistant to the licensed clinician.

Cardiology Study Guide and Exam cover the following basic topics:

  1. Basic heart anatomy and function
  2. Heart attack and acute coronary syndrome
  3. Cardiology studies and radiology
  4. Cardiac differential diagnosis
  5. Cardiac and hypertensive medications
  6. Hypertension
  7. Lipid disorders
  8. Heart valve disease
  9. Cardiac disease prevention

Becoming a Certified Medical Scribe Specialist is easy, and the steps are outlined: