The HST team is about “professionals dedicated to the success of medical practices.” Each month, we recognize a practice manager who shares our passion and success in doing this, and provide you her or his advice.
Spring E. Embry
October Practice Manager of the Month
Congratulations to Spring Embry for being recognized by her colleagues as HST’s Practice Manager of the Month.
Spring, who has been in practice management for 20 years in the Atlanta area is the type of person you want to work with or work for. “Always be open to change” she advises, “and listen to your staff as well as your peers for those valuable nuggets of information that trickle in each day.” Several people at HST have commented on Spring’s willingness to listen to ideas, then deciding what is right in the practice.
Dr. Daniel McDevitt says, “Spring has combined years of experience in managing medical practices with her engaging personality to propel our team to ever higher levels of achievement.
“Change can be difficult. Spring has made change easy for our practice by her leadership style which allows her to help others overcome impediments to growth. This keeps our practice focused on moving forward.
“Managing a medical practice is never easy. The complexity can be overwhelming. Spring brings a lifelong dedication to learning and growing to the table. She can handle HR issues, billing issues, and patient concerns (to name just a few things) without skipping a beat! She truly is a joy to be around.”
Spring added, “Those who work in the trenches each and every day can provide you with so much information. It is then left up to you on how you disseminate that information for your practice’s good.”
Spring received advice from many over the years. “The most valuable and useful advice I have received over the years is to not take yourself too seriously,” she recommends. “Observe, evaluate and react to the information in front of you. Always remember to not only manage, but lead!”
“I enjoy the daily interactions between patients, physicians and staff. The satisfaction of knowing I’m making a difference by helping create an atmosphere of excellence has been humbling. I have only been with Peachtree Vascular a little over a year and I feel privilege to be part of a legacy of this magnitude.”
Prior to joining PVS, Spring worked in the medical management field for over 19 years in various capacities including Operations Manager, Practice Manager and Practice Administrator. Working in practices for Infectious Disease, Gastroenterology and Psychology over the years, her background in Finance/Accounting enabled her to be strong in analyzing the bottom line and identifying new profitable cost centers. Prior to her healthcare career, she worked in the manufacturing industry as an Accounting/Scheduling Manager with Owens-Illinois in Birmingham, Alabama.
For the times Spring is not at PVS, she and her husband spend a tremendous amount of time entertaining her two wonderful grandchildren, something she “enjoys immensely!” Spring also loves to travel, making every effort to visit all 50 states to enjoy the scenery. Once she has seen all 50 states, she’ll be ready to venture internationally.