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Dr. Kopelman will strive to deliver the very best of care to you as a future valued patient. He knows that this is only possible with a well coordinated and competent team of professionals assisting him in his mission. Your experience with his practice starts at the point of initial contact with Ms.Annie Lembersky our front desk patient liaison followed by interactions with Dr. Kopelman and his professional team that includes nurses, surgical technicians, aestheticians, and business personnel. Each member of his team has been chosen based upon their prior experience and exceptional professional and interpersonal skills. Dr. Kopelman has set the bar high for members of his staff. Each individual knows that their performance is a reflection of the high practice standards that Dr. Kopelman has established and their actions contribute to the whole experience. Dr. Kopelman has provided you with a brief biography of each member of his team so that you will be familiar with the unique role that each member plays in his office. We know that at each contact point you will have positive experience. We hope to exceed your expectations.

 

 

Anne Lembersky
Patient Liaison
Anne joined Dr. Kopelman ten years ago as the Cosmetic Manager working closely with patients coordinating and educating them on the many aspects of their cosmetic procedures. She does everything possible to make your experience as rewarding as possible and strives to exceed all your expectations. Prior to joining Dr. Kopelman, Anne spent many years as a Senior Executive in retail working for May Co. Department Stores and Coach Inc. She was involved in marketing, merchandising, buying, sales, and design and brings this wealth of experience to our office to provide our patients the utmost in courteous and professional care.

Kristine Williams, R.N.
Nursing Director
For the past nine years Kristine has been the nursing director in Dr. Kopelman’s practice and at the Ridgewood Ambulatory Surgery Center. As an integral member of the medical team she has worked side by side with Dr. Kopelman in delivering excellent compassionate care. One of Kristine’s key roles is to ensure that every pre-operative detail has been addressed. Before surgery she will review your medical history, past history of allergies and evaluate the medications that you may take. She will arrange preoperative testing including your medical clearance. As a medical professional Kristine will educate you about which drugs and homeopathic supplements that must be discontinued prior to surgery and with a smile she will gently guide you through every step of the way. Do not hesitate to call her with any medical questions that you may have. Prior to joining Dr. Kopelman’s practice Kristine spent seven years in the hospital labor and delivery ward, women’s health, and in the acute care settings. Kristine’s professionalism and extensive nursing experience has made her a central member of Dr. Kopelman’s surgical team.


Lori Kopelman

Patient Relations Advocate
Lori, a native of Long Island, studied business administration at New York University and then worked for many years in the financial industry and as a marketing manager for  Ralph Lauren Inc. She sits on the board of directors of 5Under 40 Foundation which provides funding for medical, wellness, and beauty series to women under the age of 40 who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Lori will be the first welcoming friendly face that you meet when you come into Dr. Kopelman’s office for a surgical or non-surgical consult. She will be your greatest advocate and will put your mind at ease. Lori is the go-to person for any questions you may have leading up to your consult, before your procedure and will guide and support you through your recovery phase. She will be by your side throughout your experience at Kopelman Aesthetic Surgery and will answer questions from a patient’s perspective.“ I am a people person, I love my job because I enjoy seeing the patient’s transformation, their improved self confidence and the smiles on their face.”

 


Melanie Pippis
Practice Administrator
Melanie has worked as a business representative in his practice for two years. She controls all financial matters for the practice and our patients. She works closely with our patients to answer their questions regarding insurance claims, deductibles and payment options. If your procedures are eligible for insurance coverage Melanie will assist you in obtaining pre-certification and filing insurance claims. Melanie brings a high level of customer service and professionalism to our practice. She will personally guide you through the financial steps that will make every aspect of your experience with Dr. Kopelman’s office as smooth as possible.

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