Name: Beth

Position: Prior Authorization Specialist

Describe some of your job duties: I act as a liaison between the clinic and the insurance company. I work to ensure that surgeries and physical therapy appointments have prior authorization from insurance companies. I love the challenge of meeting difficult deadlines and figuring out how can I get the job done quickly without sacrificing quality.

What is your favorite thing about working at SPO? My favorite thing about SPO is getting to work with an incredible group of people.

What is your greatest accomplishment at work? My greatest accomplishment is successfully transitioning from working at the hospital to Stevens Point Orthopedics. During this transition, I was able to establish an organized prior authorization workflow along with a detailed record keeping system.

Hometown: West Allis, WI

Hobbies: I am not super crafty, but enjoy a good DIY project. I sprout seeds, brew kombucha and create essential oil blends. I love being outside, especially when the weather is pleasant. During spring and summer, I enjoy kayaking on the Chain of Lakes in Waupaca, feeding and watching the hummingbirds, growing my own tomatoes and canning salsa. In fall, I like to visit state parks to enjoy the colors of the season. During winter, I love to visit the Apostle Islands Ice Caves whenever they are open.

Family/Pets: I live with my husband Mark, who is a wound care certified RN, and our two rescue dogs, Poppy and Oreo.

At which store would you like to max-out your credit card? Any garden center…I would buy every flower, birdfeeder, tree, etc.

What is your favorite movie or TV series? Discover Wisconsin

What is your favorite quote, and who said it?
“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” – Henry David Thoreau Walden