Helping Gig Harbor & Tacoma Orthopedic Surgery Patients Schedule Care Scheduling surgery at our Tacoma and Gig Harbor clinics runs smoothly, thanks in part to our surgery scheduler AJ Whaley. The role of a surgery scheduler is not as straightforward as it seems. At Puget Sound Orthopaedics we appreciate the nuanced work that AJ performs.
Exercising at home is an effective way to reach your exercise goals. Low-impact, bodyweight exercises, which are free and require need no equipment, have been proven to make an impact on overall strength and physical fitness. According to a study by the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, many of these exercises brought about
Spending the holidays pain-free allows you to joyfully celebrate with the family and friends you’ve traveled to see. However, holiday errands and travels can sometimes cause people to overdo it, resulting in pain and injury to joints, muscles and bones. Last year, AAA reported that one in three Americans traveled over the holidays. If traveling
Orthopedic Medical Assistants Recognition Week The week of October 21 – 25 is National Medical Assistants Recognition Week. At Puget Sound Orthopaedics we’re celebrating the ongoing success of our 16 medical assistants and two cast technicians. Thank you for providing compassionate care to our patients. Medical assisting work is rigorous, detailed, and highly rewarding. This
For thirty years, April Gibson has poured her heart and soul into Puget Sound Orthopaedics (PSO). She started with the practice as a file clerk when there were two physicians in a small little office in Lakewood. April has seen this practice explode into three locations, a surgery center, and an MRI suite with more
Imagine being in a room surrounded by phones that ring 332 times between 8 am and 5 pm or almost 41 times an hour. The eight women of our Patient Access department take the front lines of our phones every day, answering calls for established and new patients, and the operator. They navigate between two
Last year the surgery schedulers and authorization coordinators scheduled 6,936 surgeries and took over 20,000 calls. In case you are wondering why there are three times as many calls as scheduled surgeries, it is because scheduling surgery takes a lot of communication. The surgery scheduling team consists of twelve wonderful ladies who work with providers,
If you were to walk into our Tacoma clinic bright and early on a Friday morning you would hear one of our medical assistants in the back pod singing her ‘Friday song’ and busting a move. This fun spirited woman is none other than Joyce Maiuri who is Dr. Yearian’s Medical Assistant and Surgery Scheduler.
Having a scribe would probably make my own life easier. Someone who can type quickly but most importantly accurately with a fraction of the mistakes I make. Being a medical scribe is a lot tougher though, as their vocabulary has to fit in all the medical jargon that the physicians use. Here at Puget Sound