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July 2023


How long have you been working at Blue Ridge Orthopaedics?


Since March 1, 2021


What is your job title?


Medical Records Specialist


What does your job entail?


As a medical records specialist, we compile, process and maintain patient information and files. Along with that we handle medical record request and subpoenas from patients, facilities and lawyers.


What do you like most about your job?


The ladies I work with.


How would you describe your team?


We mesh well together. They are fun to work with and would do anything to help you out if needed.


What is one professional skill you are actively developing?


Communication


What is your favorite productivity hack?


I try to be as organized as possible and prioritize what needs to be done during the day. Lists help with that and fun colorful pens make it better.


Where do you see yourself in 5 years?


Working hard at whatever I am doing.


What were you doing before this?


I did medical records and administrative assistant for a privately owned Pediatric Doctors Office.


What is the best career lesson you’ve learned so far?


Don’t settle and trust your instincts.


What’s the best advice you were ever given?


Grow through what you go through.


What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?


I got my bachelor’s degree in marketing but life has taken me in a different direction. I would love to do something in social media marketing or advertising.


What profession would you definitely NOT like to do?


I could never be a nurse. I don’t know how they do what they do! Props to all our nurses.


What county do you live in?


Fauquier County


What do you like best about your county?


The beautiful sunsets and living so close to my family.


What is your favorite local business?


Effee’s Frozen Favorites


What do you like to do when you aren’t working?


Spend time with my family and friends.


What’s a fun fact about you many people may not know?


I was a Baton Twirler for 15ish years. My mom had a baton twirling group called Tip Top Twirlers out of Fauquier County, we would twirl in local parades and participate in competitions. Sadly covid got the best of the group and she ended it 2021 after having the group for 20 years.


Or this is kind of crazy. I had a video on TikTok go viral. It has over 2.5 million views and over 200,000 likes. Said video is over a sandwich platter a family friend bought from Walmart for a party we had. We asked for a sandwich platter that was half wheat sandwiches and half white sandwiches. The platter they gave us was a sandwich that where just that, half the bread was wheat and the other half of the same sandwich was white bread.


Where’s your favorite place in the world?


The beach. My favorite spot is either Nags Head or Emerald Isle!


What is your motto or personal mantra?


I will live life and seek joy and happiness.


If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and why?


Adele. I have been a fan of hers from the very beginning. I have to admit Tanya and I love to sing to her music in the afternoons in medical records. But she is humble, honest and relatable with all the music she writes/performs. Also her body positivity. Adele has always encouraged her fans to have confidence and has never let people’s comments about her weight affect her life or her work. And I love that.


Three words to best describe you:


Easy going, Reliable, Passionate


What is the one thing you can’t live without?


My family.


What is the most recent TV show you binge watched?


Love is Blind on Netflix


What is the best movie of all time?


16 Candles


If you could have any superpower what would it be?


I would love to time travel.


What is one food that you cannot resist?


Fruit! I love fruit. Fresh peaches and strawberries are my favorite.


If you could snap your fingers and become an expert in something, what would it be?


Alzheimer’s/dementia


Are you a dog person or a cat person (or neither)?


I use to only be a dog person. I have a 14 year old Scottie named Harley, and a 2 year old corgi named Huck. In November I adopted a 5 year old cat named Rosie. It’s been an adjustment.


What’s your time of day?


Do you enjoy the morning or the evening? I for sure use to be a night owl. But now I feel more like a grandma. I cannot stay up late anymore. But I am also not a morning person. So let’s just say I am an afternoon girl.


What would you eat if you had to eat only one meal every day for the rest of your life?


Sausage gravy and biscuits. I am a lover of breakfast foods.

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