The Allen School is (to me):
One of the best jobs I have had. Online teaching makes so much sense when you can meet with your students on a regular basis.
My academic/medical interests are:
I am an RN who loves cardiology medicine and coding. I have had the honor of being in the operating room with some fantastic cardiovascular surgeons. I have assisted in the cath lab. I have also worked wound care and neurology and witnessed nothing short of miracles with the techniques an medications we have at our disposal…
Some of the jobs I have had in my lifetime include:
Certified Nursing Assistant, USDA researcher, USPS mail delivery, Home Health Care Administration, Cashier, Front desk receptionist, Insurance Coder, Insurance Appeal Specialist, Business Office Manager (Hospital), Business Office Director (Hospital), Instructor for Medical Billing and Coding for 7 different schools in three states, Director of MBC for Curriculum, 5 schools in three states, Written curriculum, reviewed text books, and assisted in the editing of a hospital billing textbook, speaking at national conventions and symposiums, speaking for webinars presented by AAPC, and validated ICD-10 coding for a large hospital system in Long Island New York.
The best thing about being an instructor is:
Watching my students to go on and be successful in this business!! Catching up with them at conventions, etc.
When I am not in the classroom or on campus I can be found:
At the beach in Florida!!
Movies I can watch over and over:
An Affair to Remember, It’s A Wonderful Life, Dirty Dancing, The Life of Pi, Anything with Star Trek, Roman Holiday
Favorite TV shows:
Law and Order: Criminal Intent, House, Monk, Modern Family, Nature
Websites I visit daily:
Facebook, CMS, YouTube
Favorite area restaurants:
Sushi Noodle World, E and E Stakeout Grill, Thai Basil, Taste of Saigon, Amici’s
Coolest things I have ever done:
Watch the sunrise in Maine, and the sunset in California, all in the same day!! Met Sylvester Stallone, Billy Joel, and Alan Alda. Got published!!
Places I have lived:
PA, NY, NJ, CA, TX, and FL and did billing and coding in all of them…