The decisions pathologists make at the microscope can profoundly affect patients’ lives. I deeply appreciate that I am not just looking at a specimen but rather a part of a whole person depending on me for medical help. Before making a diagnosis, I review the patient’s chart to understand their clinical situation and why they
I have been the Medical Director of the Central Laboratory at Allina Health Labs since 2012. My areas of interest and responsibility are chemistry, immunology, coagulation, hematology, microbiology and transfusion medicine. I am also medical director for Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic Lab and for the laboratories of three clinics of The Urgency Room. I
As a Practice Administrator with over 30 years of professional service in industry and medicine, I am passionate about providing the best possible care to our patients. My focus is on the daily administrative processes of the practice, giving oversight in the areas of finance, revenue cycle, payor relations, human resources, compliance and operations. My
I am AAPC CPC and CPB certified and continue to earn CEU’s towards continuing education to keep my certification up to date and stay consistent with billing and coding standards. I search for growth opportunities to make myself more knowledgeable and actively welcome opportunities for innovation.
I am a Practice Manager with over two decades of HPA experience. My education is in accounting and business and my background is in finance and executive administration.
In my free time I enjoy triathlons, camping, hiking, and reading. Something interesting about me is that I’ve been to Russia and Iceland, and I’ve also lived in a funeral home.
As the director of QA and the Histology Lab, I am always working to support system control of processes to maintain quality throughout all phases of the specimen’s lifecycle in the laboratory. In that, I also am interested in gaining and maintaining efficiencies for these processes and work inside our complex lab information system (Epic’s