Today we’d like to introduce you to Ashley Webber Gamboa.
Hi Ashley, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
In 2016 when I found out that I was expecting my second child, some repetitive complications made me become a high-risk patient. My thyroid is the primary source that isn’t suitable for the baby’s development. My son was born, and his journey began. We had to climb many medical hurdles, but through everything, I became a recipient of the home care system. I had Homecare services seven days a week with Registered Nurses helping me and Doctors who came into our home for check-ups. I found a way to finish my schooling while my son was in the best hands. I graduated in 2018 and Gained two years of experience working in the lab, then started my company. Sunrise Pathology Services was born in December of 2020. Our Licensed Phlebotomy Technicians collect specimens and blood work from patients in the comfort of their own homes. Most diseases can be treated if caught early, but most patients can never find the time to go to the doctors or a laboratory in their busy schedules. Mobile Phlebotomy is the best alternative for my community. I am genuinely thankful that I have had much success helping and finding partnerships with physicians and laboratories that believe Sunrise is worth taking a chance on.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
One of the struggles I have encountered is obtaining my CLIA Waiver so I can become credentialed to bill insurance. I’m not sure that the state of Nevada understands the role of a Phlebotomist in the healthcare diagnostics phase. I have learned that other states will allow a Phlebotomist to act as their director, but Nevada doesn’t, which put a pause in the final step in my business, forcing me to lose patients, unfortunately. However, I know myself, and I will find a way.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I have been a Laboratory Assistant and Phlebotomy technician for the last four years. I have experience in the lab and the hospitals. I have gained experience working with children, adults, and geriatric patients during my career. My role in the diagnostics process is to collect and process a patient’s blood samples and prep them so the Medical Laboratory Technologist can begin running diagnostic testing. The diagnostic testing will allow the Physicians to understand better what their patients are facing and how to treat them based on their results. Specimen collections must be drawn, processed, and handled in specific manners based on the testing and additives in each vial. Patients can gain false results if collections are not properly collected, so our job must be done correctly. The Patients count on us.
If you had to, what characteristic of yours would you give the most credit to?
I believe that my Passion is my best quality. Workers become careless when they become less passionate about their job or career. It even happens in healthcare. Carelessness in healthcare is crucial to a patient’s life and care. I love being a part of the solution and enjoy helping patients fight another day.
- Routine Phlebotomy collection start at 55
- Specialty Collection start at 65
- Early DNA Testing 165
- Specimen Pickup is 25
- Website: www.sunrisepathologyservices.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sunrisepathologyservices/?hl=en
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SunrisePathologyServices
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