Employee Spotlight – Tangela Allen
Have you met Tangela Allen, our Billing Specialist? Tangela joined the UCA family nearly two years ago, and every day she graces us with her lively personality and her caring heart. Learn more about Tangela!
Q: Where are you from?
A: I’m from Birmingham, AL.
Q: How long have you worked at Urology Centers of Alabama (UCA)?
I have worked for UCA 1 year and 8 months now.
Q: What is your favorite thing about working at UCA?
A: I love the fact that I have the opportunity to learn something new every day and Employee Appreciation Day.
Q: What advice might you give to a patient that’s nervous about his or her appointment?
A: I will tell a nervous patient just to breathe and everything is going to be okay.
Q: Tell us about your family, i.e. spouse, kids, grandkids, pets, etc?
A: I’m the oldest sibling of 6. I have 3 sisters and 2 brothers. I just got married to my best friend, Phillip, on November 3rd – THE BEST DAY EVER! We’re not planning for kids at this moment; we would rather travel as much as we can for now. We feel we have our whole lives to become parents.
Q: How do you think your best friend would describe you as a person?
A: My best friend would describe as a soft Jolly Rancher who’s a kid at heart. I know this because he calls me that all the time. He says it’s because I can appear to be hard and tough, but if the moment is right or if there’s someone who has found a place in my heart, I’m really soft and tender. As far as the kid part, who doesn’t like being one! I would go to Chuck E. Cheese and the Mcwane Center and have the time of my life, with my niece and nephew, of course.
Q: What is your favorite weekend activity?
A: My favorite weekend activity is resting and watching Netflix.
Q: What is your favorite restaurant in the Birmingham area?
A: Anyone who really knows me knows my favorite restaurant is Olive Garden.
Q: Pick a color that describes your personality, and tell us why.
A: A color that describes my personality is Orange. Orange is my favorite color, and I see it most during the Fall season, which is my favorite time of the year. Don’t forget those orange and blue Auburn Tigers! WAR EAGLE!!! Besides that, I feel that orange is a very flexible color that can be bold and make a statement but also has a calmness to it if need be.
Q: If a movie was being produced about your life, what famous actor or actress would play your character?
A: If a movie was being produced about my life, I would like for Angela Bassett to play my character. She’s a really strong woman and my favorite actress.
Q: What song do you karaoke to when you’re alone in your vehicle?
A: There’s a variety of songs that I karaoke when I’m alone in my vehicle, but my favorite is Shut Up and Dance With Me by Walk the Moon.
Q: If you had to pick a theme song that played every time you walked into a room, what would it be?
A: If I had a theme song it would be Bravo by Ledisi.
Q: If you had to be an animal, what would you choose?
A: I would choose to be an Eagle.
Q: If you could trade places with any person in the word for a day, who would it be? This can be a celebrity, historical figure, fictional character, etc.
A: My Mom.