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ASPA Welcomes Dr. Tom Scott!

Please Welcome Dr. Tom Scott to ASPA!


Please join us in welcoming Dr. Tom Scott to ASPA.  Dr. Scott worked for ASPA from 2012 through 2015 and has returned part time.  Dr. Scott is triple board certified in anesthesia, pain management, and internal medicine.  Before coming to ASPA, Dr. Scott was an assistant professor in anesthesia and critical care at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.   


Be sure to say hello to Dr. Scott when you see him.


ASPA Welcomes Dr. Amine El-Amraoui and Dr. Jim Leonard

We are excited to introduce our two new anesthesiologists that have joined ASPA!

Dr. Amine El-Amraoui is joining us from the University of North Carolina where he just finished his regional fellowship and was a clinical instructor.  Before his fellowship, Dr. El-Amraoui went to medical school at Georgetown and also completed his residency at the University of North Carolina.


Dr. El-Amraoui is married with a one month old son.  He enjoys sports, grilling, and music.


Dr. Jim Leonard most recently completed his fellowship in Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology from NYU Langone Medical Center after completing his residency there as well.  Before completing his residency, Dr. Leonard completed his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology at Princeton and then went on to Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center for medical school.


Dr. Leonard has been married for almost 10 years to his wife, Jana.  They have two sons: Isaac, age 4, and Elliott, age 1.  Dr. Leonard enjoys playing basketball any chance he can get!


Please be sure to say hello to Dr. El-Amraoui and Dr. Leonarard when you see them!


Wecome to the team!

Please Welcome Megan Spangler to ASPA!


ASPA is pleased to welcome Megan Spangler, CRNA, to our team!


Megan completed her student training here at ASPA and obtained her MSN from Drexel University.

Please be sure to say hello to Megan when you see her!

Clinical Update Communications



As you know, ASPA has been attempting to improve the communication of clinical information within our organization.  We have recently adopted the process of compiling all of the formerly fragmented clinical announcements into one weekly clinical email that comes out every Wednesday via ASPA email.  This new system was in response to your feedback and thoughts of how to make it easier for providers to keep track of various updates from so many sources and sites.  We have had numerous positive responses and comments from this new approach, but we have been unable to measure how well we are doing.  

Going forward, providers will need to open the Weekly Clinical Update and click on a “read-receipt” button at the end of the email. 


This will allow us to determine who is or is not reading this email.  As the adage goes, “We can’t improve what we can’t measure.” 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.  


Dr. Powell

Please Welcome Elizabeth Akers!

Please join us in welcoming Elizabeth Akers, our newest AR/Coding Specialist, to the ASPA team.



Liz is a CPC, CANPC.  She has been working with Anesthesia billing for 9.5 years.  Liz also has worked with hospital-based physicians.  She earned her CPC in 2006 and her CANPC in 2015.  Liz attended a medical billing and coding course at the Delaware Skills Center in 2005-2006.


Before coming to ASPA, Liz was employed by Perioperative Services, LLC from 2007 to 2017.  Liz also worked for Integra Professional Services and Penske Logistics.


Liz has been married for 3 years, and has 3 children-all boys (13,11, and 4)!  She loves to cross stitch and read during her free time.


Please be sure to say hello to Liz when you see her!