Karen Sanford Erikson, CMM, CCP

Karen has over 30 years of experience
Karen has over 30 years of experience

Karen Erikson has been in the medical field for over 30 years. She achieved her Certification in Medical Management through the Professional Association of Healthcare Office Managers in 1992.

Presently, Karen is the Administrator for Columbia Gastroenterology Associates, PA. She is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the practice that includes three locations, nine physicians, and one nurse practitioner as well as over 35 employees. Karen's responsibilities include and are not limited to: Preparing and managing the practice budget, developing an accounting and financial control systems, developed and manage material procurement and payment systems, facilitate retirement planning, management and compliance system, monitors systems for licensure, credentialing and re-certification of physicians, established employee appraisal and evaluation system, she has been appointed the compliance officer and the privacy officer for the Health Insurance Portability, Accountability Act. Karen is also certified as a trainer for OSHA and is responsible for implementation and training.

Karen is an independent medical consultant and teaches a Medical Administrative Office Assistant course in Columbia , South Carolina that was recently approved by the Board on Higher Education.

Karen obtained her Certification in Compliance in 2000, and the following achievements:
2003- Received Recognition for Inclusion in the Metropolitan Executive and Professional Registry
2003/2004 – Honored as a member of America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals
2002- 2002 International Who's who Among Professionals
2002 - Who's Who Historical Society

Karen's Professional Affiliations include:
Local Area Director for the Professional Association of HealthCare Office Managers
Member of South Carolina Medical Manager Association
Medical Group Manager Associations
North Carolina/South Carolina Gastroenterology Managers Association
American Gastroenterology Medical Managers Association