Name:  Paula.

Hometown:  Wisconsin Rapids, WI.        

Education:  Graduated at UW Marshfield/Wood County with Associates Degree in Language Arts and Science and graduated from Mid-State Technical College Marshfield as a Certified Medical Assistant.

Position:  I work at Klasinski Clinic as a Certified Medical Assistant and requisition supplies and braces for the clinic.

Describe some of your job duties:  I generally room patients, schedule appointments, surgeries and procedures for Dr. Guse, Dr. Riordan, Tracie Hinaus and Jim Lepak.  I call or return calls to patients or patient’s family members, call other clinics to request medical information and pharmacies.  I draw blood for lab work. I help with patient education to assist the patient for their procedure and with their healing process.  I contact insurance companies to receive pre-authorization for procedures like MRI, CT scans, injections and sometimes surgeries.  I order the supplies and braces for the clinic as well.

Favorite thing about working at SPO:  I have two reasons I enjoy working at Klasinski Clinic.  The 1st is the patients.  I enjoy listening, joking and talking with the patients.  There are a lot of things you can learn from patients in a couple of minutes while rooming them. The 2nd is my co-workers.  My co-workers are people that are compassionate about what they do.  They understand when you are having a bad day and help out every way they can.  They are GREAT team players. 

Hobbies:  If I’m not in a gym, a pool, football, baseball or softball field watching Ryan or Rachel playing the sports they love to play.  I enjoy baking, spending time with my family, going to our cabin, reading, camping, hunting, scrapbooking, sewing or being outdoors.

Family/Pets:  My family consists of my husband, Jim, my 2 children, Ryan and Rachel, my stepson, Bob, my daughter-in-law, Katie and 2 grandchildren, Eli and Esme.  

If you could be any office supply item, what would you be? And why?:  If I could be any office supply items I would be a filing cabinet.  I like to have everything in one place and organized.