A medical appointment is a scheduled meeting between a patient and a healthcare provider, such as a doctor, specialist, or therapist, to receive medical care or consultation. It involves a specific date, time, and location agreed upon by both the patient and the healthcare provider to address the patient’s healthcare needs.

Managing these appointments, along with other tasks like records keeping, patient communication and billing fall under the scope of practice management in healthcare, a critical component in ensuring a smoothly functioning healthcare facility.


Ellie is WriteUpp’s in-house Content Creator. Her research and writing for private practitioners focuses on marketing, business growth, data security, and more. She also hosts WriteUpp’s podcast The Healthy Practice; the show that guides practitioners in the early stages of their careers through every aspect of practice management. Outside of work Ellie writes a mental health blog, studies mindfulness and is a keen nature photographer.