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Meet the Staff: BioDesign’s Care Coordinator, Chrissie Skelton

We’re extremely proud of — and grateful for — our talented staff here at BioDesign Wellness Center, and we’d like nothing better than to profile each through a blog post of their own. As a result, we are starting a “Meet the Staff” series of blog posts that will appear here from time to time, introducing our medical team and support personnel.

Chrissie Skelton BioDesignHere, you’ll be able to get our crew better through our thoughtful quizzing about each staffer’s chosen career, their work histories, their likes and dislikes, and more.

And we’ll ask a few silly questions along the way just so you can get a better idea about what makes them tick.

To start things off, we’re introducing our care coordinator, Chrissie Skelton, who began working at BioDesign Wellness Center back in the summer of 2014.

Chrissie can be found behind the scenes, where she makes sure our patients are properly attended to, which includes coordinating orders for lab work, placing orders for medications and supplements, and helping to administer injections and performing EKGs.

Here are some other things you may like to know about this dynamic member of our staff:

BioDesign Wellness Center: What did you do for work before coming to work for Tampa-based functional medicine practice?

Chrissie Skelton: I worked for an OBGYN for a year and at a primary care physician’s office for three years prior to joining BioDesign Wellness.

BioDesign: Where did you grow up, and what did you want to be when you grew up?

Chrissie: I grew up in New Port Richey, Fla. I always wanted to help people as I grew older. I wasn’t sure what I really wanted to be, but I knew it had to be something where I could make a difference in someone’s life.

BioDesign: If you could eliminate one food so that no one would eat it ever again, what would you pick to destroy and why?

Chrissie: Anything sold that is genetically modified. It destroys people’s bodies as well as the environment around us.

BioDesign: Why did you choose to apply to and then come to work for us?

Chrissie: When I saw the post for the opening at BioDesign, I knew it would be the right fit. With my experience in primary care and then with the OBGYN office, I saw how people’s lives weren’t really getting better going through the traditional healthcare system.

I knew finding the root cause of their problem would be the solution, and that’s the approach at BioDesign. It’s amazing to watch people’s lives actually change for the better as a result of the work and education we provide.

BioDesign: What’s something most people would be surprised to know about you?

Chrissie: I have five kids. I have a daughter and my husband had three boys and a daughter when I met him. We are the modern-day Brady Bunch, and I wouldn’t change that for the world.

BioDesign: Tell us about your hobbies or interests outside of work.

Chrissie: Well, with as many kids as I have, I’m always on the go. I would say fishing, watching sports, and going to the beach. Doing anything outside piques my interest!

BioDesign: Last question — If you moved to Sesame Street, who would you want as your neighbor and why?

Chrissie: Miss Piggy, of course, because she just is fabulous, and I know she would keep me laughing.