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Meet Darlene Garrett of Dream Team Medical Staffing in Buckhead

Today we’d like to introduce you to Darlene Garrett.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Darlene. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
After high school, I attended Morris Brown College for one year. I decided to drop out and go to a trade school because I needed a good paying job fast. I started researching and a friend suggested Surgical Technology, so I decided it was the most interesting. I began taking classes in 1998. After graduating in 1999, I began my career as a Surgical Tech. Shortly after starting my career, I was trained in Ophthalmology (eye surgery), I fell in love with eyes. I’ve been assisting in eye surgery ever since. While working in many different facets of Ophthalmology, I noticed that a lot of the places I worked had a shortage of qualified staff who could help in a pinch. That’s what lead me to start my own staffing agency in 2017.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Not a smooth road, but nothing worth fighting for is ever really easy. I didn’t have much help starting my agency. In fact, I had no idea where to even start. I did a lot of research and eventually started making progress. It was hard to figure out all the legal aspects of starting a business. I reached out to a couple of staffing agency owners that I knew, but they didn’t offer much help at all. I had to do it all by myself. I think figuring out contracts and payroll was the hardest part.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Dream Team Medical Staffing Inc. – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Dream Team places temporary staff including Circulating RN’s, Pre/Post Op RN’s, Surgical Techs and Medical Assistants at Surgical Centers and hospitals in the Atlanta area. We also offer permanent staffing and Ophthalmic Techs for hire. We specialize in Ophthalmology but can also staff other specialties. I am proud of building this company on my own and growing it to where we are today. What sets us apart from other staffing agencies is our ability to handpick the best staff. With the specialty we serve, it is important to have qualified staff to help our clients remain productive and offer their patient’s the best possible outcomes. Our rates are also much lower than our competitors because we believe in working with our clients to help them with all of their staffing needs.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
In the new year, Dream Team plans to expand to many other specialties, as well as other cities. I would like to see the company branch out to not only surgical services, but also focus more on Dentistry, Home Health, Emergency Services, and Intensive Care Units.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 3348 Peachtree Rd
    Suite 700
    Atlanta Georgia, 30326
  • Phone: 407-307-7802
  • Email: darlene@dreamteammedstaff.com
  • Instagram: Dreamteammed
  • Facebook: Dream Team Medical Stafffing

Image Credit:
Professional images: Shannon Woods

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