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Being an audiologist has been one of the greatest blessings that I have had in my life, because I get to do what I love—help people. I have built my practice and donated many hours of my time serving on and leading boards of audiology organizations and speaking and teaching to make our industry better.
Another blessing has been to have my daughter, Dr. Tricia Terlep, join the practice. I was extremely surprised when she announced that she had decided to pursue Audiology as a profession and career some 20 years ago. After her graduation, I encouraged her to find a job outside my practice so she could develop her own professional identity and she spent almost eight years at Georgetown University Hospital in their Audiology Department. This gave her a great deal of experience that she has brought with her to the practice. Not only did she see unusual cases, but she worked with children, too, and today she heads up our Pediatric Department.
Since Tricia joined the practiced eight years ago, we have hired four other audiologists that we consider part of our family, as well. Tricia’s husband Vince Terlep joined our practiced last year as Director of Operations.
All day, every day, I am fortunate to work with my daughter, son-in-law and four other wonderful audiologists seeing patients that are part of my extended family. We consider all our patients to be just like family and we truly have a family—and family centered—practice.