After all the forms are completed by the front desk, the medical staff will take the paperwork and open the electronic medical record. The medical assistant (MA) will take the patient to the exam room and obtain a detailed medical history and reason for the current visit. The MA has access to the patient’s demographics entered the system – however, she will still verify the patient’s name and date of birth. The medical assistant will record the patient’s vital signs and current medications. Height and weight will be recorded in the medical record.