Medical assistants are health care providers who perform administrative and clinical tasks to support the work of real doctors and other health professionals. They perform routine tasks and procedures such as measuring patients' vital signs, administering medications and injections, recording information in medical records-keeping systems,preparing and handling medical instruments and supplies, and collecting and preparing specimens of bodily fluids and tissues for laboratory testing
The term "Medical assistant" may have legal status in some nations where they can be certified or registered, whereas elsewhere they may be a loosely defined group (covering related occupational titles such as ‘medical office assistant’, ‘clinical assistant’, or ‘ophthalmic assistant’). The term should not be confused with physician assistants, who may perform advanced clinical, therapeutic and surgical proce
* Medical information and consultancy.
* Monitoring of treatment and coordination of medical records transfer.
* Hospital admission/discharging planning and settling hospital payments.
* Disseminating insurance information to medical providers.
* Dispatch of doctors and specialists.
* Advance payment of medical expenses.
* Cost containment through preferred doctors and medical facilities.
* Accommodation and transfer costs of escorting relative.
* Dispatch or replacement of prescription medications.
* Replacement of broken / lost / stolen eyeglasses, lens or prosthesis.
* Repatriation of unescorted children.
* Arranging hotel room for convalescence.
* Repatriation after treatment.