||Cindy Carter, on the right, is my receptionist.
been with me for thirty years. She is important and valuable. She
listens for me, and she speaks for me. Cindy is in charge of
answering the phone ,making appointments and referrals,
scheduling tests, and signing people out. Her job is huge and rapidly
people who are rude or uncivil to Cindy will receive a letter of
dismissal from me.
|Patty McCormick is my nurse. She has been with me for
thirty years. She, too, is important and valuable. She listens for
me, and she speaks for me. Patty is in charge of nursing
duties, the lab, and book keeping, in addition to keeping up with all the federal
and state laws that go with these tasks. Her job is rapidly
well done day after day after day.
||Joyce Martin is newest to the practice, and her job
description is new to medicine. She is a medical information technician,
and is in charge of gathering an enormous amount of information and placing it into the electronic medical
record. After I
have reviewed the lab and x ray reports ,she will distribute the information
on the phone or in letter form. In addition, she is what
used to be called-with paper charts-"the medical record"
person. She does a great job, and our charts score in the high 90's
when graded by insurance companies. Joyce has been with us for twelve years.
|I have practiced in Cumming, Ga. for 39 years. I have
always maintained my independence, and have never been owned,
salaried, or in any hospital's back pocket. I have kept up with the
medical literature-averaging a minimum of 70 hours of formal
continuing education hours a year-20 required-as well as numerous
hours informally. During 6-8 monthly rotations Emory medical students
come to study at our office. My primary interests are preventive
primary care, electronic medical records, and the long term
maintenance of chronic problems as an outpatient. The paper work in
medicine has taken a lot of fun out of medicine. But the paper work
is necessary. There also seems to be a lot of "attitude"
out there that also takes away the fun. But it is not
necessary, and it (they) will be legally and rapidly dismissed from the practice.