Each month, we're highlighting a member of our Barco Brigade — passionate healthcare professionals who are making a difference in their Barco medical uniforms. Here, we chat with Sara Tredennick, a medical assistant from Colorado. We think Sara’s determination and down-to-earth attitude will inspire you to make the most of your career.
I work at Crossroads Dermatology.
I am a lead medical assistant.
I was 35.
My mom inspired me!
I've learned so much about the medical field as an MA…I highly recommend the job to anyone needing experience in the medical field prior to advancing.
Insurance companies put up a big fight when an expensive drug is prescribed. It's such a victory when we finally get them approved and then see [the patient’s] skin clear after finally getting the treatment they need!
It's frustrating when patients don't do their part. They come in for a follow up and haven't filled the prescription, haven't implemented any of the doctor's recommendations, etc. We can only do so much; at some point, the patient has to take responsibility for [their] own health.
We had a patient come in with a "new and rapidly growing dark spot" on her back. It turned out to be a TICK that had been living on this woman's back for months!
I’m married with two kids, ages 7 and 9.
I love quilting and running.
I recharge with wordle, wine, or a bath.
We have four equal seasons. Just as I tire of one, then next arrives!
I can do a really good handstand.
My current job is a means to an end; I'm currently applying to PA schools. I've learned so much about the medical field as an MA: medicines, health conditions, insurance companies, tools, and procedures. I highly recommend the job to anyone needing experience in the medical field prior to advancing.
The other MA I work with is fantastic. She makes my job easier by being an incredibly hard worker.
My style is gym-chic.
Grey's Anatomy Spandex-Stretch: Bree top and Eden jogger. They are so comfy, have a great fit, and the joggers have the best waistband EVER.
I always end up with a bunch of (unused) needles in my pocket by the end of the day. At least a few go in the washing machine each week.