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Patricia McMahon

Houston, Texas 

Jul. 2017 to Present                Patricia McMahon Transcriptions,

                                                Houston, Texas

Sole Proprietor of home-based business offering medical transcription, office support, and greeting cards.  Transcribe for many doctors, produce advertising materials and websites for entrepreneurs.  Provide reception, advanced MS Excel spreadsheets and other office support.  Produce and collect on invoices for services, maintain income and expense spreadsheets, and complete tax reports in support of my business.

Nov. 2016 to Jul. 2017            Manpower Staffing,

                                                Houston, Texas

Work for various corporations as an Administrative Assistant through this staffing firm. Provide support to managers and department heads.  Answer incoming calls and direct them to the correct person.  Greet clients, directing them to the proper department.  Handle calendaring and scheduling for managers and office personnel

Nov. 2013 to March 2016       Nuance Transcription Services,

                                                Burlington, Massachusetts

Worked from home part-time as a medical language specialist trained on the EditScript platform V.9.1.  Worked in transcription editing for a large hospital.  Several practice areas, many types of documents. Produced about 200 lines per hour at an accuracy rate of 98.6%.

February 98 to Dec. 2012       Congenital Heart Surgery Service,

                                                Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas

Sept 2010 TO Dec 2012:    Administrative Assistant.  Returned to Congenital Heart Surgery after being requested by Lesa Porterfield for temporary assignment under contractor (ComForce).  Focus of job now became transcription editing and transcription from digital audio.  Same types of documents as below. Answered phones (light volume), tracked work, and maintained patient files.  Proofed scientific papers for Dr. Adachi.

Jan 2000 to Aug 2009:     Senior Transcriptionist.  Transcribed consults, op notes, discharge summaries, death notes, and correspondence from audio tape for several doctors.  Posted completed electronic medical records.  Maintained work log and tracked documents for signatures.  File room work when transcription was slow.  Maintained cross reference list for numeric files.

Feb 1998 TO Jan 2000:       Employment with Texas Children's Hospital as a contract worker through Temporary Connection.  Duties included transcription, spreadsheet design, PowerPoint presentations, and general office work.  Eight months of proofing scientific papers for the Director of Perfusion Research at Texas Children's Hospital.

Education and Certification: 

Recent Training and Education (2012-2013):

  • Career Step transcription school graduate (with honors, Oct 2013).

  • Medical coding training through Houston Community College.

  • Medical office practice course through Houston Community College.


AHDI Certification: Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (2006 to 2018).

Bachelor of Science, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.  Major: Anthropology.  Minor:  Biology. 

Selected Articles Published: 

Risks, Symptoms and Treatment for Brain-Eating Amebae, McMahon Patricia, Plexus, Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity; Vol. 11, Issue 3, May/June 2015; pp 23-25 (circulation 10,000)


Gestational Diabetes:  Good Control Means Good Outcomes, McMahon Patricia, Plexus, Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity; Vol. 10, Issue 5, Sept/Oct 2014; pp 22-25 (circulation 10,000)


Anemia and Red Blood Cells:  the Good, the Bad, and the Atypical, McMahon Patricia, Health Data Matrix, Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity; Vol. 29, Issue 3, June 2010; pp 29-33 (circulation 15,000)


Selected Presentations Given:

Bone Health for Baby Boomers.  Thirty-minute PowerPoint presentation on osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.  Given at the American Association of Retired Persons Bear Creek Chapter Meeting, February 16, 2017, Houston, Texas.

Medically speaking.  One-hour primer on medical roots, prefixes and suffixes, and the terms that can be built from these.  Also included major medical abbreviations.  Given at the International Association for Administrative Professionals, Medical Center Chapter Meeting, August 20, 2014, Houston, Texas.


Unity Church of Christianity, Houston, Texas

Provide office support and retail support for church bookstore/gift shop.

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