MVCTC Medical Office Management Program alumni working for Digestive Specialist LLC

By Kelly Herzog - For The Register-Herald

ENGLEWOOD — Rusty Sink, Medical Office Management Instructor at Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC), works hard to prepare his students for life after MVCTC.

The Medical Office Management program at MVCTC has had many alumni move on to work in various medical offices in the local community, but it is not every day that three former students end up working in the same office. Sink expanded further on three former students as well as Digestive Specialists, LLC where the three students are employed. Digestive Specialists, Inc. is a company that focuses on treating and managing patients’ medical needs in digestive care. Over the past few years they have hired and currently employ three full-time MVCTC Medical Office Management alumni while various part-time students have been employed with them as well.

The three students working for Digestive Specialists include: Savannah Watkins (Eaton 2014), Rachel Knobloch (Northmont 2014), and Erica Timmonds (Northmont 2009).

Watkins is working as a receptionist in the office. She checks in patients, answers phone calls, and manages incoming patients and visitors. Knobloch is working in check-out within the office. She does insurance verification, and she helps answer any patient questions before leaving the office. Timmonds is working as a medical assistant. After graduation, she continued her education and obtained her STNA and used both experiences to become a medical assistant for Digestive Specialists LLC. She works with bringing patients back to the patient rooms and getting them prepped to see the doctor.

Sink elaborated on the transition of students as they move from students at MVCTC to employees in the local community: “The partnerships that I have with the many facilities around the area are the life blood of my program and keeps me wanting to turn out quality students to fulfill the needs of the community.”

The Medical Office Management program at MVCTC is designed to give students practical experience on how the administrative section of a medical office works. The MVCTC Medical Office Management students run a simulated medical office to experience scheduling appointments on the computer, maintaining patient records, and corresponding with insurers, patients and other medical facilities.

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By Kelly Herzog

For The Register-Herald