Q&A with Clinic Coordinator Lisa Tainter

Lisa Tainter and husband Anthony take in a night game at a recent softball tournament.

What is your current title and how long have you been with Oto? With WashU? What did you do prior to that?

I currently serve as Clinic Coordinator for our 450 North New Ballas location.  I have had the pleasure of working with Jacques Herzog, MD, for 24 years now, having merged with Washington University six years ago with his private practice. 

What do you like most about your work?

I really enjoy being with my co-workers. Most of us have known each other now for ten years or more!  It makes the workplace much more tolerable and easier to get through the challenging days.  I’d like to think I have made some life-long friends here.  We have an awesome team here at Ballas ENT and really strive to deliver the best patient care.

How would you describe life in the Tainter household?

I have been married to my husband Anthony for 18 years.  Life in our home is probably best described as “competitive”. We have three children – Andrea, Luke and Emma. The older two are college graduates, where they participated in NCAA sports. Andrea played softball and Luke wrestled.  Emma, our youngest, is a sophomore in high school and plays competitive travel softball, so most of my time on weekends is spent traveling to softball tournaments.  She is also hoping to play collegiate softball in the near future.  Needless to say—we are a very competitive family!

Do you have a favorite activity or pastime?

A year ago I became a grandma for the first time. Our beautiful granddaughter is so much fun and it’s so different from having your own kids.  When I do get a spare moment, I love to golf.  The whole family likes to golf so that makes it really special. I had the pleasure of playing at an Arnold Palmer course in Big Sky Montana over the summer. That was quite an experience.

Is there a special something at the top of your bucket list, and why?

Once we are true empty-nesters, my goal is to travel all over the United States playing the most beautiful golf courses!