Independent Medical Transcription, Inc. (IMT), got its start in Seattle, Washington, in the year 1994. Our corporation president, Gerri Newman, entered the medical field as a solo transcriptionist for a single physician's office, working under the name "Executive Assistance." With support from a colleague, Gerri soon took on two IME panel companies as clients, discovered the world of independent medical examinations, and became an enduring member of the claims community.
After further growth requiring the contracting of additional transcriptionists, IMT was incorporated in Washington State in April of 2003 and then in September of 2016 in Florida. As of 2020, IMT employs four full-time administrative staff members and works with 16 medical transcriptionists averaging 17.6 years of transcription experience and encompassing numerous medical specialties.
Our corporation president herself is an experienced MT who knows the industry inside and out, being capable of identifying and handling problems before they enter anyone else's radar, all the while treating her ICs¹ and employees with respect and compensating them well for their expertise and hard work.
How We Do What We Do
IMT believes in strict attention to detail, over-the-top customer service, and dignifying all those who help keep our business thriving. While never neglecting our meticulous requirements for grammar, formatting, and deadlines, we strive to always remain professional, personable, and approachable. We work hard to communicate clearly and efficiently between our clients and transcriptionists so that all know what is required and expected in order to do our jobs well and get your reports done on time.
We also pride ourselves on the fact that we are not a behemoth MTSO² that ships your dictation to offshore contractors at the lowest possible rate (resulting in a commensurate level of quality). Rather, if you have a special project that carries a high level of complexity or a particularly tight deadline, or if you require urgent assistance with any report issue you may be having, Gerri and her team will be available to work directly with you and our MTs to get the matter resolved to your satisfaction.
Why Customers Keep Coming Back
Simply by holding to the above standards, IMT has built a sterling reputation among forensic physicians and IME panel companies throughout the Pacific Northwest. Based on this foundation, we are now working nationwide, with administrative staff and medical transcriptionists working from every time zone in the contiguous United States. We are dedicated to helping all of our associates continue to grow, from aiding our MTs to develop their skill sets and become ever more adept at handling complex IME reports to assisting our physicians and experts see an increase in lucrative referrals because of the high-quality reports we help them produce.
What's the Bottom Line?
Try us once, and "on a more-probable-than-not basis," you'll stick with IMT!
Dozens of satisfied, long-term clients …
Nine IME panel companies
… and many more!
Where will the future take you?
Whether you represent a major IME panel company, a personal injury law firm, or an insurance company; whether you are a physician or specialist who has been called upon to testify as an expert witness; or whether you are a dedicated and experienced MT looking to apply your knowledge to an exciting field that touches the lives of everyday people, you're in the right place!
Just let us know how we can grow together and build a stronger future while helping you accomplish your professional goals and meeting the unique needs and challenges of the medical claims community.
Gerri graduated from Montana State University in 1981, working 13 years for the US Forest Service before starting a secretarial firm in 1994 that rapidly shifted its focus to medical transcription. Gerri's meticulous attention to detail comes to the fore in her customer service, organizational abilities, and farsightedness in identifying and handling potential problems.
Matthew is an experienced transcriptionist and skilled computer user who also supports and moderates for various online communities. Having this strong medical and technical background gives him the edge in workflow management, advanced MT training, and quality assurance support, all helping to ensure that your reports get done accurately and on time.
Kathee Rose QA Specialist
Kathee is a seasoned MT who graduated with honors from the Career Step medical transcription program. Her many years of industry experience are vital to the support and communication that drive our quality assurance process. Kathee's sharp eye and strong grammar skills keep our MTs at the top of their game so your reports are the best that they can be.
Stephanie Range Workflow Manager
Stephanie has a diverse background in healthcare, working as a recreational therapist, as an office manager at a physical therapy clinic, and as a medical transcriptionist, as well as experience providing organization and oversight for her family as a mom and homeschool educator for her two kids.
Meet our amazing group of independent transcriptionists:
Nicole H. from South Carolina
Transcription Experience: 23 years Other Experience: Personal injury paralegal Brief Bio: I enjoy medical transcription because each medical record for each patient is like learning a different story. It definitely keeps my job interesting and adds a lot of variety to my work. With five children and lots of pets, transcription has been the ideal job for keeping us close together as a family. In our spare time, we love to do volunteer work, camp, hike, and play with the “baby” of the family—our sweet Maltipoo Blake.
“IMT really impresses me as a company because of the meticulous requirements for grammar, formatting, and deadlines. It really shows a dedication to the field.”
Alison C. from Indiana
Transcription Experience: 22 years Education: AA in Office Administration with transcription subspecialty Brief Bio: I was a transcriptionist/medical scribe for 26 orthopedic surgeons, assisting doctors for up to 90 patients per day. I then moved on to work for an optometrist and also worked as an auditor/proofreader for a busy orthopedic office. I enjoy traveling around the country together with my husband and our 13-year-old son and spending time at our lake house on the weekends.
“Working at IMT has been an absolute joy! I love the flexibility of working from home as an independent contractor and the freedom it allows me to still be a mom. The level of professionalism, dedication, and accuracy at IMT is unmatched, and I am blessed to be a part of their team!”
Chris M. from Ohio
Transcription Experience: 23 years Education: Andrews School (2003) Favorite Specialties: Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Orthopedics Brief Bio: A lot of the work I've done in the past had been clinic work, but I did have the opportunity to do some workers' comp/IME reports, which were always very interesting to me. That is what drew me to IMT. I have been an MT from my home for 16+ years as I raised my three children as a single parent and now have the joy of helping to raise my grandson. Whenever possible, I like taking my dog for a walk in a nearby park and spending time with my grandson.
“What gets lost in the big MTSOs is a sense of camaraderie and teamwork. I love working with IMT where I'm treated as a person and not a machine.”
Michelle R. from Georgia
Transcription Experience: 24 years Education: Louisiana State University (BA in secondary education) Favorite Specialty: Orthopedics Brief Bio: Transcription is a second career for me, but I have 20+ years of experience under my belt. I can do pretty much any specialty, but I'm especially proficient at orthopedics. I am the most uncoordinated person you'll ever meet so don't play sports, but I LOVE watching sports, any sport, live or on TV, but especially college football and baseball.
“I am enjoying perfecting a new skill set and love the challenging and interesting work I do with IMT! I have never worked for a company who cares about their finished product as much as they do.”
Julie E. from Illinois
Transcription Experience: 20 years Education: Western Governor's University (2017) Other Experience: Transcription supervisor; account manager Brief Bio: I have done IME work for 3+ years now, touching briefly on it before then. I also have supervisory experience as being an account manager for multiple clients and supervising 15+ transcriptionists at a time. This included the hiring of new transcriptionists and also doing all of their training and performing QA on all of their work until they were ready to be released on their own. I recently obtained my bachelor of science degree in health informatics, during which I learned much about HIPAA regulations and guidelines. I have a loving husband and two awesome “kids” ages 18 and 23. We are definitely animal lovers, and we have three dogs and a pet snake at the moment. We always have a variety of pets in our home to care for.
Courtney M. from Illinois
Transcription Experience: 19 years Education: University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign (minor in community health) Brief Bio: I discovered the transcription field by pure dumb luck while pursuing a second college degree, and I’ve never looked back. When I’m not playing chauffeur to two very active teenagers, you can find me at my desk with my “office assistants” close by.
“IMT has been my transcription home for many, many years. I love the high standards we are held to. We are constantly learning and improving and are valued as transcriptionists. There’s no better place to be!”
Brynn N. from Montana
Transcription Experience: 14 years Education: University of Montana (2008); Career Step Medical Transcription & Editing (2010) Brief Bio: I have been transcribing for 10+ years for various specialties, of which my favorites include orthopedics and psychiatry. In my free time, I enjoy gardening and building our homestead/farm.
“All of the staff and editors at IMT are always prompt to answer any question, big or small. They have created the most user-friendly templates I have used and make accessing report information a breeze.”
Esther O. from Washington
Transcription Experience: 26 years Education: Associate of Science in Nursing; Bachelor of Science in Nursing Other Experience: Registered nurse Brief Bio:Aloha kākou — Hello everyone. I am originally from the island of O‘ahu but now live in Washington state. In my spare time, I like to try new cuisines and, weather permitting, to explore the outdoors or different places with family and friends. Prior to transcribing medical reports, I specialized in many areas in my nursing career (nearly a decade): med-surg, postpartum (hospital setting), and float nurse in various departments. My favorite department to work in was postpartum.
“Working with IMT, one can find lōkahi — unity expressed with harmony.”
Marcia E. from Ohio
Transcription Experience: 26 years Education: Associate of Applied Science – Research & Laboratory Science; Bachelor of Science – Biology Other Experience: Laboratory Research Technician – Department of Anatomy; Neurosurgery Scheduling Coordinator Brief Bio: My work over the years as a medical-legal transcriptionist funded my college education, and I have maintained that service throughout my career. It now funds my passion for active international travel. The list includes kayaking the Sea of Cortez, hiking in Panama and Costa Rica, Nordic skiing in the Alps, and biking the islands of Spain. Fortunately, I am able to frequently pursue those activities locally as well.
Jamie D. from North Carolina
Transcription Experience: 17 years Education: Medical Transcription Diploma and AA in Information Technology Other Experience: Real Estate Copywriter and Legal Transcription Brief Bio: I became a transcriptionist in 2006, starting out in an orthopedics office. For many years, I enjoyed working for a great company until they decided to close the business. In 2019, I serendipitously happened upon an ad for a position with IMT, applied, and here I am! When not working, you'll find me somewhere outside, either reading a book or exploring new places.
“Even though we are all working remotely in various parts of the country, IMT feels like a tight-knit team who are always there to help one another with compassion and understanding.”