As a doctor, I look at the list of patients I have scheduled for the day to prepare for the conditions and challenges I may face. I have to review their histories prior to meeting with them so I can speak knowledgeably and be efficient. I interview and examine the patients. Sometimes I perform procedures for them. I order studies, diagnose and prescribe medications and treatments as needed. As a Department Head of Family Medicine in my clinic, I will also perform many administrative duties.