About Us

Improving healthcare with a new approach

Inspired by the infamously bad handwriting of doctors, one emergency department physician took matters into his own hands and put pre-med students to work alongside providers. This method not only enhanced training for students, but added valuable time back into providers’ schedules — and ensured a better experience for patients.

The method became so successful that in 1995, PhysAssist Scribes, Inc. was born. When hospitals later were required to adopt the use of electronic medical records (EMRs), PhysAssist Scribe services became an integral part of the medical treatment team.

Today, more than 20 years after we launched our first scribe program, PhysAssist Scribes has worked closely with more than 300 facilities across 36 states, refining the scribe model and setting the standard for scribe programs nationwide.

WE INVENTED the INDUSTRY

Founded in 1995, we developed a tried and true medical scribe method a decade ahead of the rest, and we’ve led the way ever since.

WE make SCRIBING PERSONAL

Enriching medical systems with the benefits of PhysAssist Scribes is all about making life better for everyone involved. Our one-on-one approach ensures this carries through to every patient.

WE take TRAINING SERIOUSLY

With a unique multi-tiered discipline, I Am Scribe University prepares PhysAssist Scribes for everything from EMR navigation to advanced workflow. We're unmatched when it comes to preparedness.

MEET THE PHYSASSIST TEAM

Our veteran execs share decades of experience working in the medical arena. Several were PhysAssist Scribes in the past. In fact, one-third of our corporate team is comprised of former scribes. With insider know-how and unprecedented expertise, we are fully invested in guaranteeing the success of every single one of our PhysAssist Scribe programs.

Andrew Geesbreght
Executive Vice President of Operations

Andrew is one of the founding members of PhysAssist who joined the team in 2008, starting as a scribe recruiter. He currently oversees all operations of the company, including training, operations, sales and marketing.

Andrew graduated from Texas Christian University before he became an Executive Recruiter for Parker & Associates, where he recruited C-level executives for Fortune 500 companies including Lockheed Martin, Qualcomm and Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

Trey Cushman
Chief Financial Officer

Trey is one of the founding members of PhysAssist, starting in 2007 as the company’s fourth employee. He currently oversees all financial aspects of our company and manages several of our departments, including Human Resources and Legal.

Before joining PhysAssist, Trey worked on the F-22 Raptor fighter jet project in the department of Process Improvement and Flow Management at Lockheed Martin. He attended Texas A & M University, earning a degree in Industrial Engineering. While pursuing his degree, Trey was also an active member of the Aggies’ football team, playing quarterback.

Luis Vargas, MD
Occupational Health and Compliance

Dr. Vargas ensures that all of our scribes are in compliance with all occupational health requirements at the facilities we serve. He ensures that our scribes receive the proper vaccinations, titers, drug screenings and other requirements that are required to achieve credentialing at our clients’ hospitals and clinics. He is also the Founder and President of Employee Health Logistics and runs a primary care practice in Fort Worth, Texas.

Prior to PhysAssist, Dr. Vargas graduated from The University of California Santa Cruz before going to medical school at Georgetown University. He did his residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Amber Altemose, JD
Corporate Counsel

Amber serves as our Corporate Counsel, who advises PhysAssist on regulatory compliance issues, employment matters, business transactions and several other legal issues. Before joining the PhysAssist team, she was named a Fort Worth Top Attorney from 2011 – 2016.

Amber graduated Cum Laude from Lamar University and from Texas A&M University School of Law, where she also received Magna Cum Laude honors.

Raegan Baskin
Vice President of Training

A former scribe, Raegan directs all of our scribe training efforts and has led the development and constant improvement of I Am Scribe University, our proprietary training platform for all scribes. The team she leads trains thousands of scribes each year and prepares them to serve our clients in ERs, outpatient practices, ICUs and several other specialties.

She is a graduate of Texas Christian University, where she earned a degree in Biology and Chemistry.

Amanda Buffington, JD
Vice President of Operations

Amanda is the Vice President of Operations and has been with PhysAssist since 2002, serving as a scribe for several years and implementing numerous programs across the country, including many that spawned PhysAssist competitors. Amanda has over 12 years experience in the scribe industry, the last seven in her current role working with hundreds of hospital partners and emergency groups across the country. Amanda’s expertise in the scribing industry, paired with her legal background, allows her to work with our partners to ensure that their scribe programs are compliant and operating effectively.

She graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in Biology and then earned a JD from Texas A & M Law School in Fort Worth, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Laura Bustamante, SPHR
Vice President of Human Resources

Laura began her career at PhysAssist as a scribe in Denton, Texas, while attending college. She has risen through the ranks to now manage all aspects of HR at PhysAssist, including the clearing of scribes through hospital clearance processes and the management of our corporate employees.

Before joining PhysAssist, Laura earned her degree in Biology at The University of North Texas.

Phil de Verges
Vice President of Information Technology

Phil is one of the longest-tenured members of PhysAssist, starting with the company in 2008. Today, he provides executive leadership and management of all aspects of PhysAssist Scribes’ IT functions including network management, storage and data infrastructure, communication systems and technology planning.

Before joining PhysAssist, Phil provided IT leadership and technical direction for a Texas-based physician group, Emergency Medicine Consultants. While studying Information Systems at Oklahoma State University, he also provided IT assistance at a local energy company, Keen Energy Services.

Chelsey Geiger
Vice President of Operations Support

A former scribe, Chelsey and her team implement new scribe programs across the country. Since beginning her career at PhysAssist’s corporate office, she has helped launch well over 150 scribe programs in ERs and outpatient practices.

She earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Animal Science, Ruminant and Monogastic Nutrition, from Texas A&M University.

Sean Forrester, CPA
Vice President of Finance

Sean joined the PhysAssist family in April 2014.  He is the Controller and VP of Finance, managing accounting, payroll, and financial reporting and governance.

Sean worked in a genetic research lab at the University of Texas in Austin, splicing genes and breeding fruit flies, before discovering his true calling in accounting and finance.  He began his professional career at KPMG in Forth Worth, followed by financial reporting and management positions at Galderma Laboratories, L.P. and Cash America International, Inc.

He earned his degree in accounting from Texas Christian University and is a Texas CPA.

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Our Partners

Our clients include top medical groups, academic facilities and private hospitals nationwide. We also work with leading organizations who can provide our PhysAssist Scribes excellent resources to help them excel as they pursue a career in medicine.

Giving Back

We are as dedicated to our scribes as we are to our clients. Constantly on the search for ways to engage our scribes, we deliver programs and scholarships that can help them achieve their personal goals and future in medicine, such as:

PhysAssist Scribes is also devoted to the community, working with a variety of charitable organizations throughout the year. We encourage all of our scribes and corporate employees to get involved and give back. Some of our actions include:

  • Annual Broders ER Golf Classic, benefitting the Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas
  • Rush University Medical Center philanthropic events
  • Habitat for Humanity efforts
  • School supply drives with ACH Child & Family Services
  • American Red Cross blood drives

Academic advisors

With more than 300 facilities close to colleges across the country, we provide driven students unprecedented access to real-world learning. We offer full- and part-time positions with flexible schedules, allowing students to achieve the work-school-life balance they need to excel. Contact us to speak to a recruiter and get your students on the PhysAssist Scribes path today.

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