Our super-friendly, approachable, and highly-skilled staff is available to assist in all aspects of your care! We aim to treat each and every patient like our own family!
Bernice Whitaker – Manager, Patient Care Coordinator
Bernice is the Patient Care Coordinator for our Pasadena office. She has over 12 years of patient care coordinating experience. When you come in for your consultation with our plastic surgeon, Dr. Lehfeldt, you will meet with Bernice and she can walk you through any additional questions you may have about your scheduled procedure. She will help you feel relaxed about your big day and coordinate anything you may need help with such as choosing your surgery location, pre-operative clearance, laboratory work that you may need, post-operative garments, and post-operative visits. Bernice is available throughout the entire surgical process. Her pleasant and engaging nature will comfort and ease any anxiety you may have regarding your treatments. Bernice’s hobbies include hiking, camping, cooking, traveling, gardening, and interior design. She and her husband create and weld wine bottle chandeliers! Bernice is another dog and cat lover on our team! You can reach Bernice at the office via phone (888) 96.DR.MAX or (888) 963-7629 or email.
Cathy Clark – Radiance MedSpa Manager, Medical Assistant
Cathy has over 25 years of experience in medical aesthetics. She is extremely knowledgeable about all the treatments and skin care products that our med spa—Radiance Laser & Cosmetic Center—has to offer. She is the cheerful voice you hear on the phone when you call to book your appointments. Please do not hesitate to ask her your questions!
Brigette Oliva – Licensed Vocational Nurse
Brigette is a skilled licensed vocational nurse with four years experience in the plastic surgery industry. From working in surgeries to hands-on patient care she is diligent in her work ensuring her patients receive the best possible care. Brigette is thrilled to be a part of the team and feels passionately about her ability to create a wonderful experience for our patients. Aside from work, Brigette is continuing her education to further her nursing career. Also, on her free time she likes to roller skate, go to concerts, spend time with friends, family, and Ruca (her dog).
Michelle Hernandez – Medical Assistant
Michelle is an experienced medical assistant with 16 years in the field of dermatology. She will be the friendly face you see during your appointment with Dr. Lehfeldt. Michelle is a busy mom of three children and a furry child. Michelle is ever positive and loves patient care and helping others. Michelle enjoys cooking (her favorite is meatloaf), baking, and reading. She is claiming title of “Best Auntie” to her nieces and nephew.
Brittany Ibarra – Medical Assistant
Brittany has been a medical assistant for 5 years and enjoys patient care the most. She is very excited to be joining our surgery and aesthetic team. Brittany has been married for 11 years to her soulmate and has three children that are her world. When she is not at her dream job, Brittany is baking and doing arts and crafts.
Samarai Lopez – Surgical Technologist
Samarai has been a certified surgical technologist for 5 years focused solely on plastic surgery. Her role in the operating room is to assist Dr. Lehfeldt and to ensure a safe and sterile environment throughout your procedure. Samarai loves being part of a patient’s journey and prides herself on being detail-oriented. Samarai is fluent in Spanish. When Samarai is not at the office, you can find her enjoying the outdoors with her family.
Katie Papac – Receptionist
Katie has worked in the animal medical field as a veterinary technician for the last thirteen years. When not working she enjoys spending time with her dog “Bug”, swimming, and traveling often.