Oct 11, 2022 / Spotlight

Get to Know our Staff: Cindy Romero, Ambulatory Care

What is your job title/your role at Scottish Rite for Children?
I’m a float medical assistant.

What do you do on a daily basis or what sort of duties do you have at work?
I float between clinics as needed. I bring patients back to do intakes and get them ready to see our providers, which includes uploading patient images, collecting medical history, removing splints, releasing X-ray orders, etc.

What was your first job? What path did you take to get here or what led you to Scottish Rite? How long have you worked here?
My first job was as a medical assistant at 18 years old at a pediatric clinic. I loved working and helping the young patients, and we usually referred our patients to Scottish Rite. I heard so many good things at Scottish Rite and about their environment and patient care. Eight years later, I received a message from a good friend that Scottish Rite was hiring for a medical assistant position, and I’ve been working here for the past year and a half.

What do you enjoy most about Scottish Rite?
Love working with my coworkers, the providers and our patients. The atmosphere is awesome, and everyone is friendly and super helpful. Such great teamwork!

What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play?
Don’t have a favorite sport, but I do love watching the Dallas Cowboys play! Go Cowboys!

How has your heritage shaped the person you are today?
For me, growing up in a Hispanic household – it was a fun, loving, humble and yet proud, warm, open and never boring family. I was taught to always work hard to make your dreams come true, to help others and never judge anyone for being different. I am proud to be a Salvadorian and am thankful for everything my parents taught me growing up. They always encouraged us to never give up and to go after the impossible and to bring that hard work and dedication into my workplace every day.

What is your favorite meal or recipe?
My family is from El Salvador, so pupusas it is! Looks like a tortilla, but it is made out of corn flour and can be filled with a variety of different savory fillings like cheese, beans, pork and veggies, and let’s not forget the salsa!

What is your favorite travel destination?
Colorado! love the mountains and the hiking. It’s beautiful out there.

What does Hispanic Heritage Month mean to you?
To me Hispanic Heritage Month means being appreciative of my parents’ sacrifices of having to leave their home and loved ones to be able to offer me and my siblings the opportunities they never had back home — an opportunity for a better life. Their sacrifices never go unnoticed, and as a first gen, I hold my roots close to my heart.

What brings you joy about your heritage and culture?
Definitely the different food and how united everyone is within the community.

What do you enjoy most about your role at Scottish Rite for Children? 
I enjoy helping and taking care of our patients, and my role also gives me the chance to work with the sports medicine, fracture and general orthopedic teams. This job is amazing because of the teamwork from every department!

What’s one fun fact about yourself?
So, I am a horror movie fan. I love scary movies and HALLOWEEN.



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