Technician Spotlight: Sammy McMenamin

medicalSammy McMenamin

What is your role with BioTek? 
CLS-MA, Spring Hill, Fl
CLS-MA, Land O’ Lakes, FL

What is the best thing that happened to you at work this month?

I can’t name just one thing, but I will share what the best part of my job is this month and every other month. The patients who come into my lab and who are suffering from their symptoms and they are at a loss as to what to do. The look I see on their face as well as their parents when I tell them there is a treatment that can potentially make those symptoms subside or even the possibility of eliminating them all together is what gets me every time. It makes every day a joy to get up and come to work. I am here for the patient and that makes it the best thing I could ever ask for.

What is the number 1 reason you joined BioTek?
I wanted to be apart of something new and exciting. I wanted to find a place to start a career where I can continue to learn and grow with the company. I felt like BioTek was where I belonged, My work family!

What has been your favorite patient success story?
Honestly, any kind of success, whether it be very small is my favorite. That is what it is all about, making someone feel better. My goal is to have some sort of positive affect on each patient I meet.

What piece of advice would you give to other BioTek Allergy techs/locations?
I would say my best advice to others would be to stay organized and know the product. I didn’t know much about allergy testing when I first started with BioTek. I did a lot of research and I asked as many questions as I could until I understood. I learn something new about allergy testing every day. The more I know and understand, the more I can relay to our patients.

What is the best gift you’ve ever received?
The best gifts I have ever been given are my children. They have shaped me! They make life worth living for. Those smiles are so contagious.

What is your favorite family tradition? 
My favorite family tradition happens at Christmas time. Everyone can open 1 gift and then we watch a Christmas movie together before heading to bed!

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?
My Mom

Where is your favorite place in the world? 
Anywhere with my family

What are you passionate about? 
Helping people has always been my passion. As Medical Assistants, we are the bridge between the doctor and the patient. I want to make a difference in the medical world and help as many people as god allows me to.