Meet Ginny

September 20, 2019

We value our staff members at Piedmont Eye Center, and we want our patients to get to know them better! Each month, we introduce you to one of the people who keep our office going. Next in our “Meet the Staff” series is Ginny. Get to know her!

What is your role at Piedmont Eye Center?

I have moved from switchboard operator and doing medical records full time to the maybe not-so-fun job here at PEC. No one ever likes to get collection calls, hah! My job now consists of verifying insurances and putting authorizations in place for surgeries and surgical procedures, as well as collecting the money. I do still help with medical records on an as-needed basis as well.

How long have you worked at Piedmont? 

8 and a half years.

What do you love most about your job? 

Most probably do not realize how big of a responsibility this position can be. Knowing that I am trusted to do such a job is a reward in itself.  

What is one thing you wish every patient knew? 

Sickness doesn’t care old you are, 72 or 22. These doctors are passionate about what they do, and truly care about each patient and give the best options and treatments to all.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? 

I love making things and I love water. The water is my happy place…set me by a stream with my family and all is right in the world!

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only bring one thing, what would it be? 

What a tough question! I can’t imagine life without my family or a radio!

If money was not a concern, what would you do every day if you didn’t work?

Easy—sit by a river and craft all day!

If you could have dinner with any one person, living or dead, who would it be? 

My mama. Her sweet soul went to be with Jesus in 2009. I’ve never known anyone else like her. I miss her unconditional love so very much.

Coke or Pepsi? Coffee or Tea?

None of these! Why is Mountain Dew Code Red not an option!?  I guess I could pick sweet tea if I had to—but only my sister-in-law’s tea!

Do you have any words of advice to share? 

When I need a pick-me-up, I remember that “Faith does not make things easy, it makes them possible” (Ps 61:2). Another thing: Mistakes do not define you. Forgive yourself and move on! Lastly, it’s been said that the secret to having it all is knowing you already do. I realize how blessed I really am, and for that I am so grateful and thankful.  

 

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