Stephanie Bass is a Certified Ophthalmologist Assistant and surgical scheduler at Columbus Ophthalmology Associates. And, last month, we celebrated her 8th anniversary at this practice!
When Stephanie first joined our COA team, she had no eye care experience. Later, when one of our long-time surgical schedulers retired, Stephanie applied for the job and became a Certified Ophthalmologist Assistant. Her duties today involve scheduling surgeries, coordinating with patients’ insurance providers or Medicare, as well as helping patients understand their pre-and post-operative instructions. To celebrate her 8th anniversary at COA, we asked Stephanie some questions:
What do you like about working at COA?
I love working at COA. I feel like I am contributing to every patient whether I interact with them individually or not. I feel that is one thing we all strive to do on a daily basis.
What are some of the values you think COA has that you can align yourself with?
Patient care is always the most important to consider.
What is your most memorable moment at COA?
There are so many—I can’t list them all. However, any time that any of us are all together, it is special and memorable. It is like having a get-together with your family. My work family is my family.
What is your proudest accomplishment in your career at COA so far?
When I was hired, I absolutely knew nothing about eye care. With the help of my trainers, coworkers, and doctors, I was able to become a Certified Ophthalmologist Assistant—which gave me an opportunity to provide the best care to all the patients I come into contact with.