Susan Czyszczon
Certified Medical Transcriptionist

Q: Susan, tell us about your personal contributions to Transcription Plus, LLC.
A: I worked as a chiropractor for 10 years before finally realizing that I didn’t love what I was doing! My training and education in that profession gives me a great base for medical transcription. I studied many different specialties while completing my degree and I love the challenge of accurately deciphering a doctor’s notes.

Q: How do you describe your work style?
A: I am organized and thorough and I do well working on my own and enjoy that time. My personality test shows me as Introverted, Sensing, Thinking and Judging – and it is those last two traits, thinking and judging that makes me love the challenge of figuring something out. I’m flexible – which is necessary with two children – and juggling their schedules and mine is also a challenge I enjoy!

Q: That sounds very productive. How would a good friend describe you?
A: Loyal, a great listener, thoughtful, kind, always there when they need me, generous, cool.

Q: What do you like about living in Virginia?
A: I live in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, 2 hours southwest of Washington, DC. Shenandoah National Park is only 15 minutes away and there are amazing mountain views everywhere I go! You can get anywhere in town within 10 minutes and traffic is rarely an issue. It’s a great town to raise a family and close to other great places to visit and explore.

Q: Outside of your career, what goals have you set for yourself?
A: My goal is to carve out more time for myself with my husband, Greg. He has been incredibly supportive and worked really hard this year to allow my time to complete my training. We both work so much while raising two children and this doesn’t allow either of us much time for ourselves. I hope to find and make time to exercise more and just relax in general. More dates with my husband would be great too!

Q: What does success mean to you?
A: Success means being happy with what you are doing. I mentioned earlier that I never truly loved being a chiropractor. I worked with a doctor who had been in practice for 35+ years and never wanted to fully retire. That’s when I realized I was in the wrong profession – he LOVED coming to work and I loved my days away from the office. Do what you love and love what you do!
Success for me is also about creating a peaceful and loving family life, where my children feel safe and loved just for being themselves. My husband and I are pretty good at that, so far!

Q: Tell me about your hobbies and interests outside of work.
A: Spending time with my family, traveling, reading, drinking dark roasted coffee in my French Press, walking my dogs, dinner with friends, cross stich – these are my favorite things. I love to visit local wineries too!
I have been married for 9 years to a wonderful man and together we have two amazing kids. Jonah is 8 and is a scientist in every sense of the word. Right now he is all about bugs – and we have a number of collections in our house! A very bright and inquisitive little boy – and a joy to be with! Anna is 5 – going on 15! She is little in size only – my husband says she has always known what she wanted from the day she was born. She is stubborn, constantly tries to keep up with her older brother and finds that trying to annoy him can be fun! Most of my free time is spent with family – and my two dogs, Bodhi and Biko. Bodhi is 10 – he’s my first child – and both are mutts and loved a ton!

Q: What motivates you?
A: Learning and taking on a challenge. I am also motivated to contribute financially to my family and with our two kids in school I am looking forward to working more.

Q: Do you consider yourself a compassionate person and why?
A: Yes, I consider myself a compassionate person. Lending an ear to listen or offering a simple gesture of kindness shows compassion. I am told I am thoughtful and considerate and try to understand where others are coming from. When I encounter someone incredibly rude, I try to consider that what they are dealing with in their life may be far worse and more challenging than their rudeness bothering me.

Q: If you could accomplish one thing this year, what would it be?
A: I am really anxious and excited to really get going as a transcriptionist! I would also love to get in shape – maybe even take yoga or a dance class!

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