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Posted By: ICr on 2005-08-02
In Reply to: FCM - Romey


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First Choice Medical
Has anyone heard good or bad about First Choice Medical?
First Choice Medical .. anybody know?
I seen an ad in weeks past here.  Are they a good company? Any employees out there?  Thanks
First Choice Medical
Does anyone know anything about this company? 
First Choice Medical
Can anyone tell me anything good or bad about First Chart Medical?  Having a hard time finding anything.  Is the platform fast and easy to use?  Thanks
What about First Choice Medical? sm
Nothing in the archives, is that good or is that bad? Thanks.
First Choice Medical

      Have worked for FC for several years.  Small and growing.  If you are a solid MT who shows up, does the job well and care about the work you do, you should do well.  

           No multilevel management to deal with.  If you have a problem and want to talk to the boss, she wants to talk to you.   QA is fair and tough at times (as they need to be) - we follow the BOS with only exception when the client says otherwise.  Care about your work and you'll find quickly you have no difficulty with our QA.  

   We get paid on time DD.

          As far as the boss, one of the finest people I've ever known, in the business or out.  She will listen to you and she will back you up when it's necessary.

         As far as not hearing much on the boards, we are all busy working. Very busy.   Not every company fits every person. If you are lucky enough to find a fit with FC, I think you are quite lucky indeed.  I know I am.

First Choice Medical
Any info on this company would be greatly appreciate,  i.e. pay, software, paydays, etc.
Does anyone know if First Choice Medical (Florida)

uses internet based platform or whether you need unlimited long distance?  I'm pretty sure they are IC only but not sure about long distance vs internet.  Thanks:)

QT medical I think still offers the choice
of WP51 or Word use.
First Choice Medical QA position
Anybody currently working at First Choice Medical FL
who can give me any info, the good, bad or ugly?
oops, and First Choice Medical.........
Any beefs about First Choice Medical?
First Choice Medical might work. sm
The minimum daily requirement is 30 minutes of dictation. People are wonderful, QA is gently strict, and the pay is good. Don't know if it's hiring, though. IC only.
First Choice Medical - recent?
Does anybody have recent experience with this company?  I saw in the archives multiple mentions of poor sound quality; wondering if this has improved as of late.
First Choice Medical. Could someone who works there contact me please? sm

 I am considering a position there and wonder how hard it is to get a good line count with their accounts, platform, demographics, etc.  I would love to hear from someone who can help me.  Thanks.

First Choice Medical - what kind of platform etc.?
First Choice Medical, a transcription service. nm
Any recent info on First Choice Medical? sm
I've looked in the archives.  The sound files seem to be an issue, but there is nothing very recent on them.  Has sound improved?
Try First Choice Medical (in Florida). When I worked for it, sm
they required a minimum of 30 minutes of dictation per day. You pick the days. Pay was good. Staff was great!
It is First Choice Medical and they are a great company. Nothing bad to say. Try'em. nm
First Choice Medical- flexible? weekend work
First Choice, QT Medical, Metro Transcription in Atlanta, sm
and I am sure there are others. These are the ones that I know of.
First Choice Medical is a great company to work for, and I think they are hiring too.
I have been there for over 4 years now. They use WP51 too if you want. Good luck to you.
Would any current or past employees of First Choice Medical please email me...sm

I have been offered a job there and am trying to make a decision.  I am curious about the type of accounts they have, the platform they use, whether ShortHand works with it, how much work they actually have, and any other information you would care to share.  I know it is always best to hear from current employees to get the real story and would SO much appreciate if someone could help me with my decision.  Thank you.

First Choice does.

Get out while it is still your choice. It seems like

things have gotten worse since I left. Which is hard to believe!

Not all companies are like Heartland. Best of luck to you.

OSi is by far, your #1 choice.
I have been at OSi for 2 years now.  Worked for Medquist for...um....let's see...about a month before I realized what I had gotten myself into.  OSi isn't perfect, but they sure strive to be.  Constant feedback, almost everyone has a positive attitude and loves their job.  My Team Lead is pretty awesome.  She makes my job so much easier.  Let me know how I can help you make the right decision.  I'd love to help you out in any way I can. 
they said we would have a choice about
ASR beginning 10/01, told my boss I would not do ASR, guess what I am getting today................. ASR STAT reports!!!!!! Not a supervisor in the company working today that I can find
First Choice

Asked to test for this company. Is this a good company to work for, plenty of work, pay on time, etc.? Any info would be greatly appreciated!

First Choice sm

I don' t work for First Choice, but I applied and passed the test. I was contacted by the recruiter to set up an interview. The very next day she told me all the accounts were caught up, and she couldn't hire me at this time. I thought that was a little odd.

Yes! First Choice, QT, and I believe JLG, also. nm
First Choice
Thanks so much!
First Choice
Any info on First Health. I am training tomorrow, wondering about the program they use and their accounts?  Also the staff.
First Choice
Could you please tell me more about First Choice?  I have not heard of this company until now.  TIA
First Choice
This is by far the best company to work for. Great platform, great pay, great owner and staff. I wouldn't work for any other company!!!
would be your choice obviously
personally, I don't rely too much on what these boards say, everybody has their own opinion - - I don't believe they have a high turnover, the MT list seems to be growing it you ask me, I still see the same names I always saw and communicate regularly with the MTs, not sure whree this person is getting their info - - but ultimately it's your choice. I've been around to all the major MTSOs and for the past 3 years, Diskriter has done what none of the others could, supplied me with daily work during MY scheduled hours or paid me downtime
Your choice. sm
It depends on your situation.  If you are single with no other bennies I would say DR.  If your are single and in need of benefits, tell the recruiter you want to be on a smart-source account, wherein you are actually an employee of the hospital with DR as a liason.  I made an OK living but have affordable health insurance, dental, vision, long-term disability, short-term disability and life insurance.  What I like best is our T-leader does not tolerate cherry picking.  If you are married, I say be an IC, if not you are better off on a DR SMART-SOURCE account.
TRS is a bad choice

I worked at that place for several years, they go through more changes than anywhere I ever worked.  You rarely get to stay on one account and they do not give you anything except for do more, do more.  The only way to get anywhere with that company is to kiss butt and give until it hurts. 

I have to say, if you go to TRS you will be feeling like you are in haties before long.  Consider yourself warned they are NOT the employer of the year like their president and vice president would like to believe they are, they will cheat you out of your life if you let them. 

Working at McDonald's selling hamburbers is a fantastic step up from TRS. 

It's your choice -- use your own PC or theirs. nm

I believe it's your choice ... (sm)
I have always just preferred using the Word auto-correct as my expander, so that's what I use. There's not one built into the platform, and I think you can just use whatever Expander you want. Seems like I remember talk of some of the MTs building some stuff up in ShortCut, so I know that one is compatible.
I don't have a choice...sm
My husband is active duty Air Force, and they are making him change careers. We have a three-year-old daughter, so we have to work separate shifts. When he goes off to school for the new job, I will not have anybody to watch our daughter.

Trust me, I am terified of coming back home to work. I have a job that is a set paycheck, and I have been having problems with my wrists lately. I worry about not being able to make enough money.
First Choice
I was wondering the same thing because that was really fast.  I sent resume but heard nothing.
At least TT gives you a choice to do
With Extext (regular MT) you can look up old reports on the patients which a lot of software does not give you that capability. That saves a lot of time.
If I had a choice right now, no I would not...sm
You have to understand, I only have 2 years exp. The most I can expect to get is 8 cpl, which I do get, but it is only maybe one day a week. I went from working everyday or almost everyday at 8cpl to one day at 8cpl. I am broke. I lost my account. I need money. Secondly I know nothing about neonatal dictation, have never done it. I would need some training in that area. I can't expect them to pay me top dollar for no exp in the specialty. If I had been doing neonatal a while, then no I would not accept 7cpl. Not saying I have the job cause I don't, but I wouldn't apply if I had exp in neonatal care for that amount of money. They aren't requiring neonatal exp so I applied. They are getting what they pay for. An MT unexperienced in that area. If they want to train for cheaper pay so be it. That will be one more area I know in MT. I'll do it, but if someone offered me a position in something I am experienced in then no I probably wouldn't. If they want exp MTs in neonatal care then they aren't gonna get them for 7cpl. Again, they are getting what they pay for.
Exactly! Everything is about choice...
I knew when I chose to become an MT that there was a large possibility that I would be working weekends. I chose to become an MT. And, yes, my child comes first as well, but that doesn't have anything to do with working weekends. And for your information, my holy day is Friday, so it makes no difference to me whether I work on Sunday; and worshiping God is something we should do every single day of the week, not just 1 day on the weekend.
That is entirely your choice...
But please be prepared for nothing but VR, a massive pay cut because you're doing VR and not straight transcription, a rigid schedule, AND the fact that by working for Transcend you are, in your own small but significant way, contributing to the selling out of the American MT.

Please, think again.

Then if you can sleep at night knowing all of the above, more power to you.

First Choice gets my vote! nm

Smart choice. nm
check out First Choice-sm
I just left for personal reasons but they are a good company to work for.
First Choice (Florida)