Staff of the Month: Suzanne Crawford

SuzanneSuzanne Crawford has been with Chesapeake Otolaryngology Associates for 5 years as the Surgical Coordinator. She is responsible for scheduling and coordinating surgery with the hospital, doctors and patients. She is very meticulous and makes sure all of our patients are ready for surgery from pre-op instructions, pre-authorizations and insurance verifications, to prescriptions needed after surgery.  She is married with an adult son and two teenagers who keep her very busy with all of their activities and sports. Suzanne is an avid cat lover and is often called the “crazy cat lady” by her closest friends. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family and close group of friends. She was raised in Bowie, MD but has lived in Chesapeake Beach, MD for 12 years. Suzanne’s motto is “Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.” (Benjamin Franklin)

Suzanne has made the stress of surgery much easier on everyone and we are lucky to have such devoted and hardworking employee!

We want to congratulate Dr. Katherine Perry. After five years of residency and exhaustive written and oral testing, she has passed her Boards! She is now a Board Certified Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon. We are so proud of her. We are blessed to have her as part of our team here at Chesapeake Otolaryngology Associates!

Schedule an appointment today to see Dr. Perry, Dr. Anderson or our Nurse Practitioner Lynne Jacobs!

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Staff of the Month: Kerri Clark

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Kerri Clark started working at Chesapeake Otolaryngology Associates 12 years ago as the Receptionist in the Prince Frederick office. She soon became the second Medical Biller, working alongside Lisa Elder (highlighted last month) in the Prince Frederick office as well as traveling to the Bowie office twice a week to post patient payments through multiple insurance companies, collect charges and payments from patients, file any financial appeals, and manage patient statements and all bad debt accounts. Originally from Centralia, Illinois, Kerri has lived in Calvert County for the last fifteen years. Her hobbies include rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, reading and visiting her family.

We are lucky to have such a committed employee like Kerri – our business wouldn’t be the same without her!

Staff of the Month: Lisa Elder

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Lisa Elder has worked at Chesapeake Otolaryngology Associates for 10 years as the Medical Biller. She posts patient payments through multiple insurance companies, collects charges and payments from patients, files any financial appeals, manages patient statements and all bad debt accounts. When not working in the Prince Frederick office, Lisa enjoys spending time with her two kids, crafting, reading and watching movies. She lived in Charles County until she was 12 years old before moving to Calvert County for 20 years but has recently relocated back to Charles County. Her favorite personal motto is, “Things happen for a reason; Trust in the Lord.”

We are lucky to have Lisa as our Medical Biller; she brings joy and laughter to our office every day!

Staff of the Month: Shelly Waltimyer

Shelly Photo MTSShelly Waltimyer will be celebrating her 12th year working as the Office Manager for Chesapeake Otolaryngology Associates this December. As the Office Manager, she oversees the daily operations of both offices, hires and trains new staff, provides fill-in staffing, does basic IT for both offices and conducts all Human Resources. She also collaborates closely with the Doctors and Nurse Practitioner to maintain that patients are being properly taken care of in the best way possible. When she isn’t working in the office, she enjoys farming, spending time with her family and participating in local Missions. Originally from Forest Hills, she now lives in Bowie, MD. Her favorite personal motto is, “Do everything you do for the Glory of the Lord.” 

We are truly lucky to have such a hard working, compassionate and dedicated person working in our office. Thank you for everything you have contributed to the practice in the past 12 years!