A Closer Look: Nikki Scheer
Meet Nikki Scheer: Nikki, our Medical Assistant Supervisor who joined the field based on long-time admiration for the healthcare profession, is also a mom to four kids ages 7 to 20 plus three dogs (“who says chaos can’t be fun?”), and a serious music fan.
Nikki has been part of the Clinic Sofia team for 8 years and has 17 years in the medical assisting field: “Every day is different which keeps me on my toes, where I thrive the most,” she shared. “From taking our patients back to the exam room, getting their intake, charting and vital history to assisting with procedures, giving immunizations and lending a comforting hand, I get to know and help our patients and work closely with our providers to deliver the best care possible.”
She also appreciates her many long-term coworkers who deliver the personable approach patients appreciate.
Earlier this year, Nikki was promoted to Medical Assistant Supervisor for both Clinic Sofia locations and added, “As a leader, I prefer to be on the floor with my team in the thick of things. I learn just as much from them as they do from me.” She hopes to pursue a nursing position in labor and delivery, noting that “starting my path as a medical assistant has been a great introduction to health care and reassured me that it’s where I’m supposed to be.”
Outside of the clinic, Nikki loves time with family and friends at the lake and attending concerts. As a serious Brantley Gilbert groupie, she was thrilled to see him perform live at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado last summer. She and her three daughters also visited her mom in Idaho, her first out-of-state trip without another adult: “I was slightly intimidated. Thankfully, our travels were smooth and a fear was conquered.”
She also shared that “in the last couple of years, I have finally understood what self-care means, what this looks like for me and just how important it is. Self-care for me is being able to say ‘no’ more without the guilt that can go along with it. Taking time to wind down and reset for me simply can mean putting the electronics down, leaving the things I can’t control at the door and turning on a feel-good movie.”