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.
Allergy and Asthma Consultants
Cherie L’Archevesque, Practice Manager for Allergy and Asthma Consultants in Atlanta, truly enjoys interacting with staff and patients and the resulting feeling that she is helping people. She also enjoys taking on the challenges that have been presented with the recent changes in healthcare, and helping the practice to adapt to those changes. Whether the changes are positive or negative remain to be seen, and depends on who you ask, but Cherie’s approach to her job is to focus on the positive so that the practice will benefit long-term.
Cherie firmly believes that it’s important not to let small things bother you, and that it is of great advantage for practice managers to be available to staff and patients, and not put up barriers. In other words, remain accessible no matter how challenging things might get. Cherie says, “With five locations to manage, it can be challenging working with staff, because I can’t be onsite everywhere at one time. I feel we have a great support staff, though, and I need to maintain a balance between being the person in charge and treating people with respect.”
Dr. Paul Rabinowitz says, “Cherie’s excellent and skilled leadership and her genuine care and concern for our practice have enabled her to set standards that we admire and respect.”
When it comes to serving patients, Cherie says, “With patients, we have an atmosphere that is welcoming and opening. For example, we do not have an automated messaging service, resulting in more of a personal touch. We have a lot of competition, so we need to do things for our patients that really stand out, and that personal touch is one of those things.”
Prior to joining Allergy and Asthma Consultants, Cherie worked as an administrator for a smaller practice with multiple locations in New York state.
When asked to name someone in her life from whom she received the best advice about being successful in life, Cherie said, “My Father. He’s my role model, because he was successful, and came from humble beginnings. In all things, personal or professional, he taught me to treat others like you want to be treated – with integrity, professionalism, and respect.”
When Cherie is not busy managing the Allergy and Asthma Consultants practice, she enjoys contemporary acoustic music (e.g. Jack Johnson and Jason Mraz), gardening, cooking (she loves fried corn!), reading, and teaching Sunday school at her church. She also serves as the uniform chairperson for the marching band at her daughter’s school.
Congratulations, Cherie! Well deserved!