I have completed more than sixty-three thousand hours in ophthalmic administration. With ophthalmic specific experience in budgeting, revenue cycle management, accounts payable, general accounting, purchasing and inventory control, telecommunications, information systems, medical records, facility enhancement & build out, growth by acquisition, business development and marketing I am qualified to assist.
I am committed to providing professional leadership support for ophthalmic practices. I am a seasoned ophthalmic professional with the initiative and conscientious attitude to achieve results and the proven ability to maintain accuracy with an emphasis on detail.
Patricia began her career in accounting and finance in 1983. She discovered her professional passion when she joined an ophthalmic practice in 1992.
Patricia has served in leadership roles with solo practices, multi-location practices, multi-specialty groups, hospital based groups and high volume refractive centers. She is extremely self-motivated, assertive and qualified to inspire, coach, direct and manage. Her diplomatic approach cultivates relationships, inspires goodwill and encourages collaboration which achieves sustainable transformation in most settings.
Patricia holds a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Health Service Administration from Adelphi University. Patricia became a Certified Ophthalmic Executive in 2004. In addition to her business degree Patricia has earned a certification in Process Improvement through Lean Thinking from The College of William & Mary, a certification in education from Thomas Nelson Community College as well as certifications in General Bible and Evangelism from Mason Kelly Washington Religious Institute. Patricia was recently accepted into Harvard University's TH Chan School of Public Health where she is currently pursuing an Executive certification in Public Health.
Patricia is active in a number of professional organizations including the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators, and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives. She regularly leads business development and customer service related courses at ASOA Congress on Ophthalmic Practice Management and at American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meetings. Additionally, she was interviewed in the December 2005 issue of Eye World.
Patricia is a missionary in good standing with Lighthouse for Christ Ophthalmic Clinic in Mombasa, Kenya. In 2007 Patricia was honored to be appointed to the Board of Directors for Lighthouse for Christ Mission of Tyler, Texas. She currently serves on their Executive Committee.
Patricia enjoys travel, reading and spending time with her family and friends. She mentors a select few professionally and spiritually, but gleans wisdom and knowledge in business and in life from her beloved mentors. She draws her strength from the practical but invaluable lessons demonstrated by her late parents as well as the most arduous educator - life experience. Patricia lives by the "golden rule" and is inspired by many motivational verses. From her perspective the most inspiring is... LOVE NEVER FAILS