"Experience and Expertise in
Comprehensive Surgical Care..."


pictures/debbiepic.jpg Debbie began her career in the medical field at Watauga Surgical Group in 1988.  After moving to Winston-Salem for 5 years, she returned to become WSG's office manager.

During her time in Winston-Salem, she worked for MDNC (Management Directions of NC) as a member of the management team for their Centralized Billing Division, which performed all aspects of medical billing for medical practices.  She then joined the implementation and training Division for Medical Manager Computer System and trained various medical practices throughout North Carolina.

Since joining Watauga Surgical Group as office manager, Debbie has been instrumental in implementation of their EMR, development of HIPAA, Medicare Compliance, and Human Resources policies and procedures.  Along with day-to-day management of the office, Debbie also does coding for surgery and inpatient care. 

Professional Affiliations:

  • CMOM - Certified Medical Office Manager, 2001
  • CPC - Certified Professional Coder, 2001-present
  • AAPC - American Academy of Professional Coders, member 1997 - present
  • AAPC - Boone Chapter, member 2004 - present
  • AAPC - Boone Chapter, President Elect 2004
  • AAPC - Boone Chapter, President 2005
  • NCMGMA - NC Medical Group Managers, Member 1997 - present
  • HCOMA - High Country Office Managers Association, President 2006
  • Caldwell Community College - Associate in Applied Science - Medical Office Administration, 2001

Debbie and her husband Shaun live in Vilas with their two Shih Tzu's, Zac and Zoe.  They enjoy watching major league baseball and are fans of the Atlanta Braves.  Debbie attends Big Laurel Church CCU.

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