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Office Staff

Ruth A. Verspoor, C.M.A. – Practice Administrator

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December 12, 2013
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Ruth has over thirty years experience managing medical practices. She joined my practice as Practice Adminstrator when I opened this practice in 1998. Ruth wholeheartedly shares my vision in creating a practice where the patient comes first, and all our staff share that vision. It is Ruth’s responsibility to make certain that all aspects of...  read more


Maryellen Ponzini – Surgical Patient Coordinator

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December 12, 2013
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I have been Dr. Epstein Surgical Patient Coordinator since 2010. Having worked in the medical field for many years, I started out as a reception service specialist and was promoted to Surgical Patient Coordinator. As Surgical Patient Coordinator, I am the person who will be your host: greeting you during your initial telephone call or...  read more


MaryAnn Abrams, L.P.N. – Licensed Practical Nurse

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December 12, 2013
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MaryAnn has been with me since 2010. MaryAnn came to us with experience working with other plastic surgeons which was very helpful. She assists with patients on consultation days as well as supervises the ordering of our medical supplies. She also helps out on surgery days as well, providing integral logistical support to our surgical...  read more


Samantha Schrof, C.M.A. – Certified Medical Assistant

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December 12, 2013
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“Sam” has been with me since 2010. She came to me from an orthopedic practice, however, Sam took to plastic surgery readily and loves it. She is a tireless, no-nensense worker, helping me out on long consultation days with boundless energy. She is also a whiz at the computer, and has evolved to be the...  read more


Donna LaSalla – Front Desk manager

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December 12, 2013
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Donna joined us in 2001. A former police officer at Brookhaven National Laboratories, she is an expert marksman (score 398 our of 400 on the “bulls eye”). She had no experience in aesthetic surgery or medicine when she came to us but was eager to learn and is now quite knowledgeable, expecially when it comes...  read more


Rhea Gessner – Reception Service Specialist

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December 12, 2013
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Rhea joined us in 2003. Rhea is high-spirited, admirable, and has been such a valuble employee for over nine years and always makes time for her work. She is a mother of three, enjoys going on the boat, and always presents our patients and office with a smile everyday!


Laurie Connolly – Reception Service Specialist

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December 12, 2013
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Laurie has been with us since 2001. Always giving the office a good laugh, Laurie is a friendly and remarkable asset to our staff. Laurie is learning new skills and techniques with the latest technology and she always delievers top-knotch quality service that the patients always seem to pick up on!


Lindsay Distelkamp – Reception Service Specialist

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December 12, 2013
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Lindsay has been with us since 1999! She is loyal and efficent, hardworking and meticulous. She also handles all requests for protected health information. Also a “jack of all trades”, she can fix almost anything in a pinch! A grandmother who also loves cats and it is rumored that she has a tool kit at...  read more


Debra Francavilla – Reception Service Specialist

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December 12, 2013
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Debra joined our team in 2012. She has extensive experience as a reception service experience from other medical practices, but also manages an entertainment company with her husband, supplying celebrity lookalikes to parties and events (her husband is John Travolta’s “alter-ego). She is never without a big smile on her face! It is an absolute...  read more


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