Samie welcomes new and returning patients to the practice, records medical histories & symptoms, outlines chief medical concerns, observes & records observations, and then consults with the physicians or other healthcare professional. During the in-office surgical procedures, Samie functions as a chaperone for patient comfort and prepares sterile instruments for the surgical procedures, anticipating the needs of the surgeon and handing necessary equipment to him while maintaining a sterile environment. If biopsies have been performed, the nurse prepares the specimen and paperwork for collection by the laboratory. Under the supervision of the surgeon the nurse removes sutures, drains, and pain-pumps from patients as well as fills tissue expanders for breast reconstruction patients.The nurse also triages patient telephone calls, lab/pathology documents. and prescription needs. Care is taken to optimize patient outcomes by thorough communication of patient needs with the physician and to resolve medical issues for the patients quickly.