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How MOAs Deal With Insurance Companies

When Lisa Anthony starts to discuss how a Medical Office Administrator (MOA) deals with insurance companies, she begins by injecting a little humor. Perhaps it’s to laugh to keep from crying? “How does the MOA...

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What is West Nile Virus?

This Sunday is World Mosquito Day, so we at Concorde blog central decided to lead into the weekend and commemorate this day by taking a look at the West Nile Virus, which is transmitted by...

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MLT As It Relates to Hepatitis

Today is World Hepatitis Day. And, because this disease often is diagnosed and dealt with by one of our Concorde careers – Medical Laboratory Technician – we thought we’d take a closer look at what...

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Advancements in Tracking Prescriptions

The health care industry always is changing and evolving with the advent of technology. Perhaps in no area is this more prevalent than in pharmacy and roles of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Advancements in this...

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Growth of Opportunities for MAs

Medical Assistant (MA) is one of the most versatile fields one may pursue as a medical career. Medical Assistants are the “utility players” in any health care setting. They do everything from administrative work such...

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Common Tooth Brushing Mistakes

Back in February, we here at Concorde Blog Central published a blog on “How to Properly Brush Your Teeth.” We decided this time to look at the other side of this issue. Call it the...

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Celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

April 23-29 is Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. It’s an annual week-long American celebration of professionals working in the laboratory, to highlight and recognize their contributions to medicine and health care. It’s also a week in...

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Common Misconceptions of Pharm Techs

According to some, misconceptions of the pharmacy technician range as far and wide as the career responsibilities themselves. “I would say that the pendulum swings wide when it comes to misconceptions of pharmacy staff,” said...

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Introducing Concorde’s New MA Hybrid Program

Concorde is constantly upgrading and improving its programs to ensure that accrediting standards are continually met and students are fully prepared to succeed in an ever-changing health care workforce. With that in mind, we recently...

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Meet Memphis MLT PD Kevin McHugh

Kevin McHugh loves the lab. So, it’s quite fitting that McHugh, MS, AHI(AMT)ᶜᶜᵖ,CLS(NCA), MLS (ASCP)ᶜᵐ, is Program Director of the Medical Laboratory Technician program at Concorde’s campus in Memphis, Tenn. It’s the lone Medical Laboratory...

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Meet Concorde MA Graduate Tracy Ebert

Though Tracy Ebert didn’t go to college until later in life, she said she always knew she wanted to work in health care. At some point, it only seemed natural for her to become a...

Another Concorde Success Story

Just a few short years ago, Janaye McKinney was a young, single mother of two struggling to get by in her hometown of Batesville, Miss. She was working as an administrative assistant, making enough money...

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San Diego MA Program Pilots New Platform

Concorde understands the growing role that technology plays in health care and health care learning. We know that, in this day and age where a patient can book a doctor to make a house call...

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The Differences Between MA and LPN

The Practical Nurse and Medical Assistant both are vital components of any medical team. They both can work in a variety of settings, from physicians’ offices to older adult care facilities. They also perform a...

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Meet KC MA/MOA PD Francess Hawkins

Concorde – Kansas City welcomed its newest Program Director earlier this spring when Francess Hawkins assumed the leadership role for the campus’s Medical Assistant and Medical Office Administrator programs. She fills the duties held by...

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Meet Concorde – Aurora Alum Lyle Nelson

Today, Lyle Nelson holds a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in human resources management. After earning his diploma in the Medical Assistant program at Concorde’s campus in the Denver area, he’s well...

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Things You Don’t Know About MOAs

This week is National Administrative Professionals Week. With that in mind, we thought it would be appropriate to take a closer look at Medical Office Administrators (MOAs)/Medical Office Professionals (MOPs) and what it is they...

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Attending College in Midlife

We know many of our students at Concorde are not what are considered “traditional students.” Many come to Concorde when they’re older than what is considered “college age.” They arrive in midlife, after working in...

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A Closer Look at the Health Information Manager

It might appear as an ordinary, boring desk job on the surface. But with today’s rapidly advancing technology, a career in Health Information Management (HIM) might be one of the most exciting professions in the...

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Memphis MA Alum Debuts Film

Dr. John E. Bell, a 1999 graduate of the Medical Assistant program at Concorde’s Memphis, Tenn. campus, is the definition of a renaissance man. According to Mary Fry, Director of Student Affairs at Concorde –...

Lucy Vang | Medical Assistant Graduate

“Concorde was one of my best vehicles that helped me gain the confidence I needed to change my life. … It all started with a vision, a will and Concorde.”

Marcus Streator | Respiratory Therapy graduate

“Without the support of certain instructors … I would not have pushed myself to grasp the concepts and pass my boards on the first attempt. Once I passed my boards, it was less than one month after that I landed my first Respiratory Therapist job where I am currently working with so much joy every day.”

Andrea Nolan | Dental Assistant graduate

“Knowing I could be working as a Dental Assistant in eight months was crazy to me! I loved going to class and would drive an hour there every day. I’m truly happy that I took the step to go to Concorde. It was the best thing I have done for my family.”

James Harkins | Nursing Graduate

“What I liked about Concorde was that there was nothing flashy. They were very up front, very simple, answered all my questions. They were more concerned with my education than tuition.”

Randall Hines | Polysomnographic Technologist Graduate

“I think it’s an amazing school. When I sat down for boards, I felt more than adequately prepared. If you put the work in, your success is almost guaranteed.”