Below is a snapshot of what our employees are saying.
Pictured above (left to right): Ashley Daglian, Willy Valentin, and Shardae Archibald
Ashley and Willy both started with Professional as receptionists approximately six years ago, and in 2011 were each promoted to Site Supervisors. Two years later, they were once again promoted and became Regional Site Supervisors! They are proof positive that hard work and dedication are traits that are recognized and rewarded at Professional. Shardae has a similar story:
“I started with Professional as a temp in 2008. Within a few short months I became a permanent employee, and a few months later I was promoted! Over the next 2 years I received several promotions and became a Site Supervisor in 2010. I have worked in our Queens, Great Neck and Westchester locations. Today, I am a Regional Supervisor for Westchester and I also oversee the NYC locations. I am beyond excited about both my current position and my future role in this GREAT company. I’ve learned communication is what connects us to each other and our patients. If you can master communication, the possibilities become endless.”
“I started with this company in 2000, 14 years and counting. I was hired as a Medical Biller working in the Queens location. Four years later my hard work paid off and I was promoted to Office Manager, running one of the busiest clinics we have. Two years later I was promoted to Assistant Regional Manager of Queens and LI and then Regional Manager. In 2008 the decision was made to centralize our billing company-wide and the CBO was born. I was made the Director of the Centralized Billing Office. This position lasted for 4 years and then the decision was made that with our rapid growth as a company, a Compliance & Internal Audit department was needed, and I was selected as the Director to run this new department. In addition to these responsibilities, I have the opportunity to work with George Papadopoulos, Chief Development Officer, on new development projects for the company. The company keeps growing and so do the opportunities!”
“I started with Professional in 2000 as a receptionist/biller, and within a year, I was promoted to Office Manager at the Grand Central Station office. Over the next few years, I was promoted to Regional Manager, and then became the Director of Administration. I am happy to still be a part of the Professional family. It has been a joy working with, and mentoring younger employees to their full potential, and seeing them succeed as well in this company.”
“While in my final year of Physical Therapy school, I was directed to Professional because it was known to have the best clinic to perform my last affiliation. After I completed my affiliation and graduated in 2006 with my doctorate (DPT), I was offered a job in the Queens office, which I proudly accepted. From student to Partner/Clinical Director in 8 years, I have never looked back. Every day patients come into the office and compliment the way things run — from the front desk to the billing department to the excellent care they receive. I am thankful for the opportunities that Professional has afforded me, and I know that I made the right choices and was given the proper guidance every step of the way.”
“Receiving the Johnson & Johnson Inc. Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association Paul Grace Scholarship Award at this year’s EATA Conference was a huge honor. The recipient of this prestigious scholarship must be a well-rounded student both academically and clinically, and express the desire to make Athletic Training their career. Working for Professional Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy has definitely helped me to improve my clinical skills as an athletic training student. I have been a Physical Therapist Aide in the Great Neck Clinic for the past two years. During my time here, I have had the pleasure to observe and learn from many talented Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, and Physical Therapist Assistants. My ability to communicate with patients, and to create and progress rehab programs in my clinical rotations has improved immensely. I am also constantly being exposed to many different conditions and manual therapy techniques that I don’t necessarily see in the Athletic Training Facility. Overall, working for Professional has been a vital asset to my success as an athletic training student, as well as one of the contributing factors to my receipt of the Johnson & Johnson Inc. Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association Paul Grace Scholarship Award. I hope to continue to learn from my coworkers and to improve my skills as an athletic training student, and eventually as a Certified Athletic Trainer.”