Kelly Kerksick, OD
Director of Professional Relations
Dr. Kelly Kerksick is Director of Professional Relations for Rev360 and plays a very active roll serving the RevolutionEHR OD community. She has lectured internationally on contact lens science and is a frequent lecturer throughout the United States on electronic health records, practice management, and ocular surface disease. Dr. Kerksick has enjoyed international speaking engagements in London, England, Trinidad, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Dr. Kerksick has served as the chief editor for New O.D., an optometric publication circulated via e-mail, and has served on many advisory panels. Dr. Kerksick served as a faculty member for The Vision Care Institute located in Jacksonville, Florida, and has served as a clinical examiner for the National Board of Optometry. In 2009, she was named by Vision Monday as one of the top 20 most influential women in optometry.
Meet Dr. Kerksick
Q. What did you do before you joined Rev360?
I distinctly remember getting my first pair of contacts when I was a Sophomore in High School. I was completely enamored with what that process entailed and from that moment, I knew that I wanted to be an optometrist. After finishing optometry school, my dream was to own my own practice. After graduating, I started my practice cold and really loved the challenge that private practice offered. My practice was in a small town, very similar to where I grew up so I always felt right at home getting to know patients within the community. Patients, over time, become an extended part of your family. I loved getting to experience that every day.
Q. Why did you decide to join the Rev360 team?
I was in the process of selling my practice due to relocation. My husband’s business was based almost two hundred miles from mine and the lengthy commute became grueling so I made the very hard decision to sell. In a phone conversation with Rev360 CEO, Dr. Scott Jens, I shared with him my plans and my anxiety to all of that. I distinctly remember saying, “I know my exit plan but I don’t have a clue what will be next for me”. Little did I know that discussion was the next step! It’s been such an amazing transition. I love working with the customers. I get to live vicariously through them: their successes, their stresses, all of it. And, it’s awesome because I get to be a part of that.
Q. What is your role at Rev360?
Serving as the Director of Professional Relations enables me to interact with the customer. I help offices streamline their workflow and better position RevolutionEHR within their workflow processes.
Q. How does your practice experience help you in this role?
My experience brings an aspect of credibility that I wouldn’t have otherwise. Since I’ve lived it, my perspective has more credibility. Often times, I’m asking doctors to do things to their workflow processes that require change and change is uncomfortable. Being able to tell them that they can trust me because I’ve lived it makes all the difference.
Q. What are you passionate about?
I love optometry and it is so much fun when I can help practices enjoy greater success and bring their stress level down so they can leave work and go enjoy their family. As a Mom of two boys, I love feeling accomplished when 5:00pm hits so I can devote my time and attention to my kids. As a result, I’m committed to helping practices achieve that same sense of balance.
Q. In your own words, what is the Rev360 mission?
Rev360 is our way of showing a practice that we’ve got their back! So many stresses and challenges face practices every day and Rev360 is committed to helping practices manage those challenges and stresses through a variety of services that were brought to fruition with the sole intention of making practices happier and more profitable.