Michelle Lloyd

Jul 27, 2020 / Rheumatology

Get to Know our Staff: Michelle Loyd, Ambulatory Care

What is your role at Scottish Rite for Children? 
I am the nurse coordinator for Dr. Stewart in the Rheumatology department. When I am not in clinic with her, I assist the other rheumatology physicians. On a daily basis, I communicate with patients and their families as well as work with pharmacies and insurance companies for various patient needs. When in clinic, I coordinate necessary radiographic studies, collaborate with other teams and provide patient and family education. I help to answer any questions they may have, plus provide education on new or current medications and treatments.
 
What do you enjoy most about Scottish Rite? 
I feel lucky to be able to work with the most amazing group of people - not just those in my department, but anywhere! Without a doubt, we are one big family. I love getting to know our patients and watching them blossom. 
 
What path did you take to get here? 
While in nursing school I working as a bill collector. I attended a recruitment event at UTA in 2002 and was chosen as a nurse extern in Ambulatory Care that same summer. In May 2003, I was hired full-time as a nurse. I have been here ever since. 
 
What’s the coolest or most interesting thing you’re working on right now?
I think that most people would be surprised to hear that I love research. I am so excited to be assisting our Rheumatology research team.
 
What are you currently watching on Netflix/Hulu/TV/etc.? 
I am currently watching 90 Day Financ√©, reruns of NCIS Los Angeles and any Law & Order and Chicago PD. I am also watching any sports that I can find on TV! 
 
What would be the most amazing adventure to go on?
A trip to Africa with my sister who is completely opposite of me. I would not sleep at all, but it would be the best trip ever. 
 
What are some small things that make your day better?
Diet Coke, Starbucks coffee, chocolate, listening to The Ticket or The Fan sports radio on my drive to work. 

What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not working? 
When I am not working, I am enjoying hiking, spending time with my dogs at the dog park or swimming at the lake. I love watching sports, especially the Cowboys, Mavericks, Stars and Nascar. 

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