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I live in Virginia and have never heard of them ..

Posted By: MT on 2009-06-24
In Reply to: Anyone have any information about or experience with Virginia Professional sm - Still looking MT

What city are they in?

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Yes, I used to live near them.

There was a recent post at this link.  http://forum.mtstars.com/company/v/1/7698.html

And a post from 2004 stating that they were disorganized.

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it helps if you put where you live - sm
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The town that I live in is

Stillwell, in Georgia.  The Stillwell is for the town, MTC is Medical Transcriptionist Coder.  :) 

thanks for the info though. 

The town that I live in is

Stillwell, in Georgia.  The Stillwell is for the town, MTC is Medical Transcriptionist Coder.  :) 

thanks for the info though. 

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