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January 2017 Scribe of the Month

Posted by Jill Russell on Jan 26, 2017 9:00:00 AM
We're proud of our scribe of the month winners!

PS_SOTM16_Graphic.jpgOur scribes work tirelessly day and night serving the best doctors practicing medicine. And though every single one of them is amazing, there are a handful of scribes who go above and beyond. The PhysAssist Scribe of the Month (SOTM) program was developed to recognize a few stellar individuals each month who embody the essence of what it means to be a scribe. We view these attributes as sincere, caring, responsive, innovative, balanced and efficient.

How it Works
Every month, outstanding scribes are nominated for a Scribe Spotlight by members of their team or fellow scribes. We've pored over all of this month's nominees and are proud to announce those selected to be Scribe of the Month for January 2017 in each region that we service across the country. 



"This must be what it feels like to win an Oscar!"

Jamie-Lee Thomas Northeast Region.jpgWhy did you choose to become a scribe?
It provides me with the opportunity to observe medicine up close and see the process of patient care and treatment. I get to be the "wingman" of the physician.

What are your career aspirations?
Originally, I wanted to become a pediatrician but after working in the ED and speaking with the physicians, I would like to become an emergency physician. If I were to go into a field other than medicine, I would be interested in teaching.

What do you enjoy most about being a scribe?
The best part about working on my team is the relationships between scribes and all of the ED staff, we have so much fun!


Marta Mazur – West Bloomfield, MI
Lauren Ripley – Brownstown, MI



"Scribe of the Month is a pretty neat concept; to have team members nominate you for something, to take time out of their lives to even just submit a nomination form. It is definitely a company I am proud to say I work for."

Kaitlyn Biss - Midatlantic Region.jpgWhy did you choose to become a scribe?
I wanted the opportunity to immerse myself in the "ED world," something I have always been fascinated with. I wanted a chance to learn more about medicine and learn how to communicate with and work alongside physicians to help prepare me for my future.

What is the best part of working on your team?
I am currently on my 3rd team and 3rd EMR and I have to say when I first transferred I was met by the most inviting, friendly and hardworking team I have ever seen. This team is constantly going above and beyond for each other and are willing to change plans to help one another out. I love feeling like we are in this together. We all have each other's backs and are willing to be there for each other by lending a hand or helping to clarify a charting issue.

How do you like to spend your free time? 
I love exploring the beautiful city of Knoxville with my husband. Coming from South Florida, where we were both born and raised, moving to Tennessee has represented a big change. We grew up with beaches, heat, humidity and palm trees. Now we're surrounded by seasons, changing leaves, mountains, hills and friendly people. Life in Knoxville is full of adventure. I love going downtown, walking around during farmer's market season and exploring the local shops. I also love horseback riding, hot yoga, reading and cooking.



"My medical director truly inspires me because he took so many different roads before he decided he wanted to be a physician. It makes me feel that even if I take several different roads, I will always end up learning something along the way."

Lindsey Pratt - NE Central.jpgReason for nomination:
Lindsey came back to our team recently and we are grateful to have her back. Not only did she jump back into being a scribe without missing a beat, she also took on more responsibilities to ease the difficulties of finding replacements. She really stepped up to the plate and has been very helpful through this process!

Why did you choose to become a scribe?
I wanted to be a scribe so that I could learn on a more personal level more about the healthcare world. I wanted to work side by side with a doctor to really see if being a doctor was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

What would be your dream vacation?
Going to Europe and traveling through almost every single country, without flying on a plane.


Kylie Nute – Farmington, MO



"I've always known I wanted to become a doctor. Working in the ED has given me the advantage of seeing patient encounters in the ED with conditions ranging from a minor cold to a critical care patient first-hand."

Lopez, Dania- Texas Region.jpgReason for Nomination:
I did not even realize Dania was a part-time scribe until recently. She has consistently worked to fill full-time shifts in addition to her obligations outside of work. She is the first scribe to go to for shift coverage due to reliability. She is more than willing to lend a helping hand and is a GREAT and patient trainer. Not only is she very honest with feedback, she also takes feedback well. She is one of the most dependable and hardworking scribes I've seen!

Why did you choose to become a scribe?
I wanted to find a position where I could learn but also provide a service for patients. Being a scribe was the perfect fit. The experience of working in the ED has opened up my mind to specialties I didn't know I was interested in. Working so closely with physicians has modeled for me how to have good bedside manner.

Who inspires you?
I would say my mother. She has raised my sister and me as a single parent. She is very intelligent and did not have the opportunity to pursue a college education, but she fought very hard so that my sister and I will have opportunities that were never afforded to her.


Elizabeth Hernandez – Dallas, TX
Vanessa Loya – Dallas, TX
Gina Kim – Dallas, TX



"I am ecstatic to be Scribe of the Month. It's great to know that I'm working with a team that notices and appreciates the hard work I put into being a scribe. It's nice to know they care."

Macklin, Aquilla.jpgReason for Nomination: 
Acquilla is one of our most tenured scribes, with several years of scribing experience under her belt. She is very dedicated to the team. We recently had several changes on our team that created several open shifts that we needed to fill. Acquilla picked up more than 6 open shifts to help with coverage! She is always a dependable, reliable scribe. She is a trainer on our team and also sets a great example for new scribes.

Why did you choose to become a scribe?
I originally applied to be a scribe because I wanted healthcare experience beyond shadowing. I had shadowed physicians in the past but it was mostly following a doctor around and observing the patient-physician interaction. I knew that being a scribe would be more of a learning experience because I would see how to obtain a history from a patient, report important physical exam findings, learn differential diagnosis from chief complaints and understand how to read abnormal lab results. The knowledge I have gained over the years as a scribe is something that I will be able to take with me in my future healthcare career.

If you weren't going into medicine, what else would you be interested in?
If I was not going into medicine, I would be a singer. I cannot sing to save my life, but I would be a singer. For some reason I feel like I could put on a great performance and travel the world, having millions of people sing my songs. I think I could be the next Beyoncé.


Jalesa Adams – Pembroke Pines, FL
Jaclyn Arvedon – Hollywood, FL
Ashani Sibble – Hollywood, FL
Yuliya Taran – Orange Park, FL

Know a scribe who really stands out?
Nominate them for SOTM February 2017 by clicking below.

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