Hello everybody! Welcome back! If you’re new here, my name is Abby and I am the Marketing Specialist here at Athena Plastic Surgery and Medspa. I am bringing you all along on my first couple of weeks in the office so that you all can learn the ins and outs of our practice with me! Today, I want to introduce you to the stars in our office. I’ll tell you all a little about myself! I recently relocated to Florida from Myrtle Beach, SC. I am the Marketing Specialist here at Athena Plastic Surgery and Medspa. I have spent my time at the office learning all I can about plastic surgery, wound care and our medspa services so that I can better educate you all on the processes. This office really is one of the best. The staff and the work they do is out of this world. Come by and give us a visit. We offer complimentary consultations and would love to help you accomplish your goals!
Dr. Lipschitz is our board-certified plastic surgeon here at Athena Plastic Surgery. If there are two words I could use to describe Dr. Lipschitz, I would say “busy” and “passionate”. “Busy” because he is always working on something and “passionate” because he loves surgery! One of my favorite things about Dr. Lipschitz is his love for marketing! Most of our patients would be surprised to know that Dr. Lipschitz is just as good at marketing as he is surgery, and if you’ve ever gotten a procedure done here, you know that’s pretty great! His patients have beautiful, impressive results! To see for yourself, check out the before and after tab on our website.
Ana Alphonse, APRN is our Nurse Practitioner at Athena Plastic Surgery and Medspa. She is a wound care specialist and a very talented injector, treating cosmetic patients with Botox and filler. She is passionate about patients with critical skin conditions that require advanced wound care. Her philosophy of nursing is based on exceptional care, compassion and dedication and that philosophy shows day in and day out in her appointments with her patients. One of my favorite things about Ana is how kind and gentle she is with her patients. Her patients are always pleased with her and she truly takes pride in her work! If you’re curious on the work that Ana does, check out the mobile skin and wound care tab on our website and follow us on Instagram at @athenawoundcare.
Melissa Garcia is our Surgical Coordinator and Marketing Director. Melissa makes the magic happen here. She has done an awesome job teaching me all I need to know about plastic surgery and the other services we offer here. She tackles every single day with a positive attitude and really knows how to motivate the team to get the job done. She never stops! She is constantly working on something. If she isn’t helping me come up with new and fun ideas, she is sending emails, answering calls, holding pre-op appointments and assisting Dr. Lipschitz in consultations. Her job is to get each patient into the operating room safely. Check out the fun promotions that she comes up with on the Specials and Events tab on our website.
Savannah is our Esthetician and Laser technician. She runs the Medspa in Athena Plastic Surgery and Medspa. We offer so many different services in the Medspa and Savannah is a pro at helping you find out exactly what you need to help accomplish your goals. She is so passionate about her craft and she loves educating her patients. Skincare is tricky and has to be tailored to each individual patient, however, Savannah takes the time to educate each patient on what to do before, during and after their treatment to get the best results. I love sitting and talking skincare with Savannah because I always learn something new about my skin! Check out the Medspa tab on our website to learn more about all the services she has to offer.
If you have ever been to Athena, you most likely know Alexis. She runs the front desk and has taught me so much in my short time here. She is a customer service master, treating all of our patients with respect and kindness. Her goal with every patient is to make sure that they have the best experience possible here at our office. Navigating how to run an office like this is challenging, especially during these times. Alexis is great at keeping all of our patients safe and comfortable before and after their procedures.
Pattie is our LPN. She has over 20+ years experience in plastic surgery and does a phenomenal job assisting in the Operating Room. She also assists Dr. Lipschitz in Post-Op appointments and injectable appointments. Pattie is awesome at what she does and we are lucky to have her! She does a great job of taking care of our patients!
Leslie is our Billing Manager. She has over 25 years experience in billing and insurance. She also acts as our patient liaison between our practice and the hospital for reconstructive surgeries and other procedures that Dr. Lipschitz performs at the hospital. She is the woman to ask about anything billing or insurance related and we rely on her heavily to answer any billing related questions you might have.
Chastity is new to our practice (just like me!). She is another one of our medical assistants. She assists both Dr. Lipschitz and our Nurse Practitioner, Ana, in Post-Op appointments as well as injectable appointments. Chastity also assists with wound care appointments and bandage changing. She takes great care of our patients, just like the rest of our staff!