Wow Deborah! First, I can’t thank you enough for your timely reply. I think what impresses me the most about your company and program is that I get to communicate directly with you, and you answer my questions specifically and completely.
Hi Deborah, I came across the web site today and just had to drop a note from an alumni of the program! I took your course back in 1996. Yes…that long ago! I am still working in the business. So many claimed it to be a dying industry…just simply not true! It is a changing industry that still needs our expertise as medical word specialists. I am celebrating 16 years, starting as an MT transcribing clinic work and now as an MT/ME editing in speech recognition platforms as well as transcribing all levels of acute care. I think back to how anxious I was when I was about to take the final test of the course and where I am now with how much knowledge and experience I have gained. I love what I do and have never been out of work no matter what the economy has done. I have been able to be here for my family through the years working from home and can’t even imagine how much that has saved me in gas, especially with recent gas prices! If I had to choose one of the many things that sets your course apart from the others–the …
I would like to tell you how much I appreciated your presentation yesterday. I can see that you have created quite a successful business for yourself and it is generous of you to share your experience and knowledge which may help many to accomplish the building of a business in medical transcription. The other women that I talked to after the workshop were impressed as well. We exchanged contact information with the hope that we might be supportive of one another.
Thank you so much for your informative reply. Just prior to receiving your email, I sent an email to the office manager whom I deal with on a regular basis. I explained to her that the reason the hospital was getting such a lower rate, if indeed they were, was because they were probably using a company who farmed out the work and it was probably being done by a hourly worker overseas. I also went into great depth about all the “perk” services that I perform for them at no charge because the doctor was such a good client and the that the rate I charged was well in line with transcription prices in the area, the same explanation that I gave the “bookkeeper” when I spoke with him initially. She advised me that she was going to speak with him. She immediately called me back and apologized up and down for his call and proceeded to give me an explanation. Apparently, this “bookkeeper” is, in actuality, a CFO of the corporation that is taking over the doctors office, hospital, etc. and during the takeover stage, they have to account for and explain every penny they spend. He was …
“Excellent instructor. You deliver so well.”
“You absolutely know your business and the field, and I gained invaluable insights as to how it all functions in this electronic age.”
“I greatly appreciate all the help and encouragement I’ve received from you and Anastasia. When I just couldn’t get past certain words (or mumblings), you were always there to help me. That’s one reason I recommend your program so highly.” *Note: We hired Donna immediately upon completion of the program.
Hi Deborah! I have my first client – a small local doctor’s office. Perfect for me!
I have some good news and some perhaps not so good news. I have just accepted a position with a national company… and I was able to be considered per the ability to pass some difficult testing in lieu of their usual requirement of five years of experience. The good news, then, is that my internship training with you prepared me to be able to do very well! The bad news is, of course, that I will need to return Dr. [name omitted] account to you. I feel sad about that in that it has been great working with him. He and his staff have been wonderful. I know, however, that this will be a great account for someone else to have.
I completed your medical transcription program almost a year ago, and after taking a break I’m now starting my own business. My first potential client is a medium-sized practice; they use a old system with Micro or Mini-Micro tapes (I’m not sure which type) and are looking to change over to a new system (possibly digital or at least a better system but they don’t want to transfer tapes electronically – it would be a system where I’d drop off transcription and pick up tapes).