Practice Manager – La Mesa & La Jolla
Blake, our dedicated Practice Manager, entered the world of plastic surgery management driven by a profound desire to help patients on their surgical journeys and enhance their self-confidence. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Indiana University and a year of experience in the field, Blake ensures the seamless daily operations of our office. His focus centers on patient care, ensuring that our team has the tools necessary to provide top-notch service.
Blake’s satisfaction comes from witnessing patients’ transformations from initial consultations through pre-operative appointments, surgery, and post-operative care. One memorable success story involved a patient’s life-changing tummy tuck and lower body lift after substantial weight loss, significantly improving her quality of life.
Beyond his professional role, Blake enjoys spending time with friends, indulging in Netflix shows, exploring new places, and savoring San Diego’s culinary delights. A dedicated foodie, he’s always on the lookout for exciting dining experiences.
Blake’s advice for first-time plastic surgery patients is simple: choose a board-certified plastic surgeon, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and follow post-operative instructions diligently. He underscores the importance of open communication with our team, committed to guiding and supporting patients at every step. While relatively new to plastic surgery, Blake’s unwavering dedication to patient care and their well-being makes him an invaluable part of our practice, contributing to patients’ confidence and satisfaction.
La Mesa Team
Nicole – Patient Care Coordinator (PCC)
Nicole is our dedicated Patient Care Coordinator, bringing five years of experience in the field of aesthetics to our plastic surgery practice. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology with a Minor in Exercise Science, she joined our team a year ago, enriching our patient care efforts.
Nicole has nearly a decade of experience in Physical Therapy and her passion has always been patient care, but she wanted to expand further and pursue a surgical field that she has always had interest in, which was Plastic Surgery.
Nicole thinks it is important to genuinely understand the concerns and desires of each patient. Each individual carries their own unique insecurities and worries, and her role is to assist them in gaining a profound understanding of their goals to deliver optimal results. Establishing an emotional connection with her patients is something she values, ensuring they recognize their significance to her.
Outside of work, she has a deep passion for watching and playing sports. Being an athlete since the age of four has played a significant role in shaping the person she is today. She equally loves her family and friends and cherishes spending time with the people who enrich her life. Their presence is what helps her navigate life’s journey.
Her advice to a first time patient would be to choose a surgeon with a well-established and respected track record to carry out your procedure. Remember that results require patience, and a recovery period is inevitable. Arrange an in-person meeting with the surgeon to determine if they are the ideal choice for your needs. Her hands-on experience and compassionate approach make her an indispensable member of our practice, ensuring exceptional patient experiences.
Daisy – Lead Medical Assistant
With an impressive 18 years of experience, Daisy has been a dedicated member of our plastic surgery office, serving as Lead Medical Assistant. Her educational background includes completion of a Medical Assistant program and two years of college education, providing a strong foundation for her role.
Daisy’s motivation to enter the field is rooted in her unwavering belief in the positive impact of plastic surgery. She is passionate about supporting patients on their journey to boost self-confidence and address insecurities. Daisy’s approach to patient care emphasizes open communication, active listening, and setting realistic expectations.
What she finds most rewarding is witnessing the remarkable transformations in patients’ appearances and their newfound confidence. One memorable success story involved a mother of four who underwent a tummy tuck, significantly improving both her physical appearance and self-esteem.
Daisy actively assists patients during consultations, facilitating effective communication with surgeons, answering questions, and sharing in their excitement for expected changes. Her personal experience with plastic surgery underscores her belief in its transformative power.
Outside of work, Daisy enjoys traveling, exercising, spending time with her children, exploring her city, and embracing outdoor activities with her family. Fluent in Spanish and English, she excels in connecting with bilingual patients.
For those considering plastic surgery for the first time, Daisy recommends choosing a specialized surgeon and selecting one that instills comfort and confidence. Daisy’s extensive experience and unwavering commitment to patient well-being make her an invaluable asset to our practice, advocating for self-confidence and happiness through plastic surgery.
Korina – Medical Assistant
Korina, our skilled Medical Assistant, has been an invaluable part of our plastic surgery office for two years. Her journey in the field began with a front desk receptionist role at Prime, where she observed the medical assistants in action, sparking her interest in pursuing a career as an MA. Korina holds a diploma in Medical Assisting from North West Medical College, and her two years of experience in plastic surgery have cemented her commitment to patient care.
Korina’s approach to patient care revolves around listening and educating patients about their desired surgeries. She ensures they are well-prepared before their procedures and emphasizes the importance of post-operative care during recovery. What she finds most rewarding in plastic surgery is witnessing patients’ happiness and confidence when they are delighted with their results and the exceptional patient care they receive.
One particularly gratifying success story involved a hesitant patient considering 360 liposuction on her abdomen. Korina’s consistent encouragement and support eventually led the patient to proceed with surgery, resulting in immense satisfaction and gratitude.
To ensure patients are well-informed and confident, Korina prioritizes creating a comfortable environment. She helps patients set realistic expectations for their goals, final results, and post-operative recovery.
Outside of work, Korina enjoys quality time with her daughter, exploring hiking trails, and discovering new culinary delights. She speaks Spanish, facilitating effective communication with bilingual patients.
Korina’s advice to first-time plastic surgery patients is to ask questions, choose a surgeon they feel comfortable and confident in, and above all, make this decision for themselves. Her commitment to patient well-being and her personal journey make her an invaluable asset to our practice.
Cheryl – Nurse Injector/Laser Specialist
MJ – Nurse Injector/Laser Specialist
La Jolla Team
Julie - Patient Care Coordinator for Dr. Singer
With over 25 years of experience in plastic surgery, Julie is a dedicated Patient Care Coordinator who has been an essential part of our team for 3 years. Her educational background includes an ABA and AA, demonstrating her commitment to excellence.
Driven by her passion for transforming lives, Julie found her calling in plastic surgery. She believes in the power of aesthetic enhancement to boost self-confidence and well-being. Julie’s approach centers on personalized care, actively listening to patients to develop tailored treatment plans.
Julie finds immense fulfillment in witnessing the positive impact of plastic surgery, both physically and emotionally. Her compassionate nature and dedication to building meaningful relationships create a supportive environment for patients.
Beyond work, Julie enjoys quality time with her family, bike rides, card games, and exploring new recipes. Her advice to first-time plastic surgery patients: make informed decisions that align with your aspirations and boost your self-assurance. Julie’s unwavering commitment to patient care makes her an exceptional part of Prime Plastic Surgery.
Jade – Front Desk Concierge
Jade has been a valuable member of our plastic surgery office for over a year, bringing a strong educational background with an associate degree in biology and a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) license. Her inspiration for entering the field comes from her mother, who has spent over two decades in plastic surgery. This family legacy ignited Jade’s passion, making her an exceptional concierge.
In her role, Jade excels at providing comprehensive patient support. From scheduling appointments to offering information and guidance, she ensures each patient’s journey is smooth and positive. What she finds most fulfilling is witnessing the remarkable transformations and increased confidence that patients experience after their procedures, such as a memorable Rhinoplasty success story. Patient education and comfort are Jade’s top priorities, ensuring that every individual is well-informed and entirely at ease with their decisions.
Beyond her dedication to plastic surgery, Jade enjoys spending her free time outdoors, whether it’s boating, wakeboarding, hiking, or playing golf. Her advice to first-time patients is rooted in trust and confidence: Take your time, ask questions, and proceed only when you’re entirely comfortable. With Jade’s commitment to patient care, you can trust that your journey toward your aesthetic goals will be guided by a caring and knowledgeable concierge.
Lynn – Registered Nurse
Meet Lynn, our experienced and dedicated Registered Nurse (RN) at Prime Plastic Surgery. With an impressive career spanning nearly five decades in the field of plastic and cosmetic surgery, Lynn brings a wealth of expertise and commitment to her role.
Lynn’s journey in healthcare began 48 years ago, and she holds an Associates Degree in Nursing, providing her with a solid foundation for her distinguished career. For the past 24 years, she has been an integral part of Dr. Singer’s team, contributing her valuable knowledge and skills to ensure patients receive the highest level of care.
One of Lynn’s greatest joys is working in the field of plastic surgery. She thrives on the personal connections she forms with her patients, cherishing the one-on-one contact that allows her to get to know them and their families intimately. Lynn takes pride in accompanying her patients on their surgical journeys, offering unwavering support and guidance every step of the way.
Outside of her professional life, Lynn finds happiness in spending quality time with her family and friends. She is a dedicated grandmother who eagerly attends her grandson’s basketball games, demonstrating the same level of enthusiasm and care in her personal life as she does in her role at Prime Plastic Surgery.
Lynn’s extensive experience, genuine passion for her work, and commitment to providing exceptional care make her an invaluable member of our team. Her dedication to the field of plastic surgery and her genuine interest in her patients’ well-being are truly commendable. We are honored to have Lynn as a part of the Prime Plastic Surgery family.
Glen – Surgical Tech
Meet Glenn, our Surgical Technician. Glenn has been an invaluable part of our Prime Plastic Surgery team for over 2 years, with over 12 years of operating room experience. His journey began in medical device sales, supporting surgeons during Neuro/Spine procedures. After years of learning the essentials of aseptic technique and sterility, he transitioned to Grossmont Surgery Center, gaining experience in gastrointestinal procedures before moving on to surgical procedures. His fascination with plastic surgery, ignited by working with renowned surgeons like Dr. Robert Singer and Dr. James Chao, led him to our team.
Glenn’s patient care approach is marked by respect and a commitment to exceeding expectations, guided by his faith. He finds fulfillment in assisting surgeons during procedures and learning from their extensive knowledge. While he can’t pinpoint a single transformation, his dedication to patients’ well-being is unwavering.
Outside of work, Glenn enjoys spending time with his growing family, religious worship, thrifting for theological books, and, in the past, playing flag football.
His advice to patients is to thoroughly research procedures, follow recovery instructions, and entrust their work to licensed, accredited, board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeons. Glenn’s extensive experience and commitment to excellence make him an integral part of our Prime Plastic Surgery team, ensuring safe and successful plastic surgery experiences for our patients.