Meet Our Friendly Staff


Diane Robinson is the practice manager at Rheumatology Care Center (RCC). Her responsibilities include oversight of billing, collections, financial reporting, human resources, and customer service. As administrator for RCC, she assures the efficiency and stability of the medical office operation.

Diane worked over 10 years in customer support for a fortune 500 company before choosing to stay home with her two young children. After her youngest child started school, Diane returned to work, part-time, as the assistant to the director of a three-clinic podiatry practice. It was there that she became interested in how a medical practice runs and, during the 5 years she worked there, began to develop the skills necessary to move into practice management.

In September of 2011, when a position became available at Rheumatology Care Center,
Diane was eager to join Dr. Perkins and her team knowing that this would be the job to take her into retirement. She began her new job on October 10, 2011 and is certain that this is the place for her. Her love of spreadsheets and analytical reports goes unmatched. She is driven by top notch customer service goals and the rewards of patient advocacy. Overall, Diane brings diverse business experiences and ideas that will help the team attain their ultimate goal of providing exceptional medical care.

Diane grew up in Athens, Alabama and graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor
of Arts in mass communications. Diane currently resides in historical Avondale, Alabama . She likes going to the movies and concerts.


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Scarlet Walker is the receptionist and front office manager. She joined the RCC team in March of 2014 after being a stay at home mom for the last 17 years. She met her husband, Tommy her senior year of high school, for which she dated 5 years to later marry in 1993. She has three wonderful children, one daughter and 2 sons each with outstanding personalities and great leadership skills.   

Scarlet grew up in Pell City where she graduated to later work in the UAB Arthritis Center for 7 years at the Arthritis Information Center and Arthritis Clinical Intervention Program.  She also worked for 1 year at the Alabama, Arthritis Foundation as the Program Director where she traveled the state lecturing on arthritis care and treatments. Scarlet has a true understanding of how arthritis can progress without proper treatment and care. She has seen that Dr. Perkins has the ability to carefully assist patients with that care in a loving and thoughtful way. Needless to say, Scarlet is proud to be a part of the Rheumatology Care Center family and plans to assist the patients that attend our clinic in the best way possible.

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Amber McGuire works full-time at Rheumatology Care Center as one of Dr. Perkins’s certified medical assistants. Amber joined RCC in July 2015. She has been in the healthcare field since 2009 in primary care and understands the patient experience from the front office to the back office.

Amber grew up in Brookwood, Alabama and graduated from Shelton State Community College with an associate degree in medical records. In 2015, she received her CMA license through Auburn University.

She enjoys baking, watching football with family and friends, and her dogs. She is an animal lover and cherishes time with her four rescues.

Amber enjoys being a part of the RCC team and works hard on getting medications approved since she understands how hard it is to access Rheumatology treatment. She understands how new treatments and injections can be intimidating and appreciates making shots easier and gentler for patients. She looks forward to helping patients in any way possible and giving them a good experience at RCC.