Top row (left to right): Griselda, Shavon, Heather, and Angela
Bottom row (left to right): Samantha, Tabitha, and Toni
MEET THE STAFF
Shavon Warner // Patient Coordinator and Employee Administrator
Shavon has been a medical assistant for 7 years. 5 of those years, she has been working with SPPCC's provider, Tabitha Garrison. Shavon claims that the best part about her job is having the opportunity to help patients. She draws inspiration and motivation from her desire to make her mother proud. When she is not working, she loves to read and spend time with her family. SPPCC to Shavon, is the best pain management and palliative care clinic because of the staff and Tabitha's ability to treat patients like their own family, taking care of them in any way they are able to.
Toni Wimer // Financial Coordinator
Toni, which is short for Antoinette, has been working in a medical office for over 20 years. She finds that the best part about her job is assisting patients with their needs and that her co-workers are like family to her. This isn't at all surprising. Toni claims that she is all about family and friends. Another interesting fact about her is that she has 2 children, 3 cats, and 1 dog. When she is not working, Toni likes to dance, listen to music, and unleash some of her creative side by coloring through a phone app. SPPCC to Toni, is the best pain management and palliative care clinic because of Tabitha, whom she describes as awesome (with full enthusiasm!)
Griselda Alvarado // Administrative Assistant
Griselda, also known as "G" is one of the first people you will meet when you walk through the doors of SPPCC. As the "front desk person," Griselda claims that one of the best part about her job is being the first to meet patients. She draws inspiration from her co-workers (another factor that she loves about her job) and motivation from her kids. She is bilingual, mom of 2, and is always cooking new recipes. When she is not working, she likes to bake, as well as paint and color. SPPCC to Griselda, is the best pain management and palliative care clinic because of ihe entire staff's ability to build a tight-knit relationship with the patients, making them feel like family. According to Griselda, this is what makes SPPCC a "one of a kind office."
Heather Thompson // Administrative Assistant
Heather has been working as an administrative assistant in the medical field for 3 years. She claims that one of the best parts about her job is the patient interaction. She draws inspiration and motivation from helping others and being immersed in opportunities to solve problems. Three fun facts about Heather include 1.) she has 4 dogs, 4 children, 2 snakes, a turtle, and a rabbit at home, 2.) she loves to crochet, and 3.) llamas are her favorite animal. When she is not working, she likes to hike, go on vacations, and spend time with her family. SPPCC to Heather, is the best pain management and palliative care clinic because this facility takes the time to understand that each patient's circumstances are different and therefore, no two cases are the same. In addition, she claims that Tabitha is a provider who actually cares about her patients and strives to find options to help all those who are in her care.
Samantha Somers // Medical Assistant
Samantha, also known as Sami, has been working as a medical assistant for 3 years. The best part about her job as an MA is that she is able to give patients hope and a better quality of life. In addition, she gets to work with her best friends each day. Sami draws inspiration and motivation from her desire to do better in all areas of her life, so she can give her son the life he deserves. Sami currently goes to James Madison University, where she is studying Health Sciences, in preparation for attending PA school. Two other interesting facts about Sami is that she hates milk and she used to be a softball pitcher in high school. When she is not working, Sami likes to work out (running included), "play" with make-up, and go camping. SPPCC to Sami, is the best pain management and palliative care clinic because the entire staff listens to and understands the stories of patients, and truly care for them. The provider fully addresses patients' symptoms and treat each one of them like family.
Angela Cave // Medical Assistant
Angela claims that the best part about her job is being able to help others. Therefore, she also draws motivation and inspiration from her desire to do exactly that. Two fun facts about Angela includes her being an advanced EMT and that she was born at home instead of in a hospital. When she is not working, she likes to read, kayak, and camp. SPPCC to Angela, is the best pain management and palliative care clinic because of the entire staff's compassionate nature, especially towards their patients.
Kara Lawson // Phlembotomist (Specimen Collector/Lab Tech)
Kara graduated from LFCC with a CNA and Phlembotomy certification in 2012. She has worked in multiple medical settings including hospitals and pediatric offices. The best part about her job is the interactions she gets with patients. Kara draws inspiration and motivation from her patients because she understands that it is a privilege to be a part of their care team to help them get better. Her co-workers are also motivational in the sense that they make it easy for her to come to work and they all push each other to do great things. Right now, Kara is attending school to become an LPN, she has 2 amazing children, and she loves being in the water (because swimming is life!). When she is not working, she loves to read and go on walks. Even though Kara is not directly with SPPCC, she believes that SPPCC is still the best pain management and palliative care clinic because the staff has a good bond and Tabitha is one of the sweetest, most caring practitioner she has ever met. Kara's friendly demeanor is a perk of going to SPPCC!