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Medical Assistants

Christina

Christina

Christina is a Medical Assistant for Rockford Spine Center. She was born and raised in the Rockford area and completed the Medical Assistant Associates Program through Rasmussen College. Prior to joining the Rockford Spine Center in 2013, Christina was previously employed at one of the local hospitals in the Ortho/Neuro department for over 12 years.

Christina decided to complete her degree because she wanted more patient interaction. Making a difference in someone's life while they are going through a difficult or frustrating time is what makes her career choice fulfilling.

Christina and her husband, Brett, enjoy participating in outdoor activities with the 4 children they have between them. She likes to ride motorcycles with friends and is a fan of the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago White Sox, and Alabama (Roll Tide!).

Flora

Flora

Flora is a Medical Assistant for Dr. Sweet. She completed her Medical Assistant Associates program at Herzing University along with an Associates in Medical Office Administration and is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Medical Office Management. Prior to joining the Rockford Spine Center, Flora was previously employed at a large area health system.

Flora completed her degrees because her son was born at twenty five weeks and weighed one pound. Navigating the rough waters of having a premature infant presented a different set of challenges and that is how Dr. Sweet and Rockford Spine Center came to be a part of the Weber family.

In her spare time, Flora enjoys running her start up business along with the help of her son Zach.

Kala

Kala

Kala joined Rockford Spine Center in May 2015 as a medical assistant and works with Dr. Sliva. She previously worked at Centegra Hospital’s McHenry and Woodstock campuses as a material technician and surgery materials coordinator. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, spending time with her husband and son and attending car shows.

Sarah

Sarah

Sarah is a Medical Assistant for Dr. Michael Roh, she joined Rockford Spine Center in June of 2013 with ten years of healthcare experience. Previously she worked at a cancer center where she assisted with physical therapy care and phlebotomy. Sarah earned an associate’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Phoenix.

Sarah chose her career so she could make an impact on peoples’ lives. “I like to help people in need. I find myself to be a very compassionate person and I like helping to make people well.”

In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her friends and family – especially her children ages 14, 11 and 9. She also has a passion for riding motorcycles.

Valerie

Valerie

Valerie is a valuable asset to our Medical Assistant team. She primarily works with Dr. Walker and is flexible enough to fill in wherever needed. In this role she is responsible for preparing patients for their appointment and assisting with clinical duties.  She joined the Rockford Spine Center team in 2012 and has more than 7 years of experience as a Medical Assistant.

Val has worked as a CNA in numerous locations over the years as she supported her husband's 20 year military career in the navy. In 2000, Val's family returned to Illinois where she furthered her passion in the medical field by earning her Associates Degree from Rockford Business College. She became a Certified Medical Assistant and continued to work in the health care field while attending school.

Val enjoys traveling, golf, biking and browsing through flea markets. She is married with two sons.