Staff Spotlight: Alyssa Kupferer, Medical Assistant / Spine Clinic

Posted December 4, 2020

Alyssa Kupferer

1. How long have you been with OISI and what do you do here/ title?

I have been with OISI for 4 years, it will be 5 in February. I am a medical assistant, and I run one of the spine clinics here.

2. Proudest moment here at OISI?

The proudest is when my patients feel better and they do not have to come back to see us anymore. Or when they have been through it all and we can finally help them, and they are so thankful.

3. Tell us something that might surprise us about you.

I went to culinary school before pursuing a career in the medical field.

4. Favorite thing to do in Southern IL?

I enjoy hanging out around the pool with my kids, nieces, and nephews. They all seem to keep me on my toes.

5. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

Not necessarily something I would want to learn to do but I have always wanted to watch a brain surgery.

6. What are 3 words you would use to describe OISI?



All-inclusive (we have more to offer here than most realize)

7. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?

Invest most of it, pay off my student loans, and build a new house.

8. What do you do in your free time? Any crafts, hobbies, etc.?

I like to do nothing! I enjoy my weekends off to hang with my kids, my dogs, or with friends before COVID hit.

COVID-19 Precautions

We at Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois are committed to continuing to provide the highest quality and safest orthopaedic care to the people of Southern Illinois.

In the interest of protecting our patients and employees, we have instituted the following procedures:

All patients will be screened according to CDC recommendations via telephone prior to their scheduled appointment date. These recommendations include screening for a fever, cough, shortness of breath. Upon arriving at any of our facilities, all people will be screen upon arrival.

We will not be allowing any visitors to accompany patients with the exception of a single parent accompanying a minor or a designated caregiver accompanying an impaired adult.

At this time, we will continue to provide full physician services in the office as well as physical and occupational therapy, imaging, pain management, and Urgent Care services for your urgent orthopaedic needs.

We are working closely with our hospital partners for the continued provision of urgent and emergent orthopaedic care.

Please remember to stay calm, stay smart, and if you are feeling ill, stay home.

Thank you,
The Physicians and Staff of Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois.