This month, Lacey Scandaliato, shares a little about herself. She is yet another smiling face at the reception desk in our office! Let’s get to know Lacey!
Q: Where are you from?
A: I was born in New Orleans, but I’ve lived in Jacksonville most of my life.
Q: What is your favorite activity after work?
A: My favorite thing to do after work is just relax. Not only do I work but I go to school full-time too.
Q: How many children do you have or would you like to have?
A: I can’t decide if I want 2 or 3 children.
Q: Do you have any pets?
A: Yes, I have a cockatiel named Winnie. 2 dogs, Frankie and Lucky, 3 cats, Bugsy, Pino, and Belle, and last but not least a sulcata tortoise named Gus.
Q: How would you describe your job at Jax Beach Pediatrics?
A: There’s definitely never a dull moment here. There is either always a phone to answer or a patient to check-in.
Q: Are you what you wanted to be when you grow up?
A: Well I am still growing up; I’m currently going to school to get a degree in Elementary Education.
Q: What’s the number one question that you get asked in the office?
A: The number one question I get asked is “do you speak Spanish?” Unfortunately I don’t speak Spanish, I took American Sign Language instead.
Q: Have you seen in local trends (in illness) in the area that parents have questions about?
A: There have been a lot of calls about rashes. The main question is “can I just have something called in?” Rashes could be from so many different things, and the doctor can’t diagnose over the phone so they always recommend bringing the child in to be evaluated.
Q: Do you have any tips about what parents can do to make the most of their visits with the doctor?
A: Write all the questions down so there isn’t one you forget and be completely honest with your child. Make them aware that the appointment is for them and let them know that they are getting shots at that visit. Many kids come in and the first question they ask us is “am I getting shots?”
Tell us a funny story from the office.
It was when the beach office started closing at 8:00pm. Nilsis and I were getting ready to leave and I had realized I didn’t have a key to lock the door. We were just going to wait until the cleaning crew arrived, but twenty minutes had passed and they hadn’t arrived yet. So I ended up calling one of the morning girls that was out in Ponte Vedra. After driving for fifteen minutes I got the key then got a phone call from Nilsis saying that the cleaning crew was there and we didn’t need the key.