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Meet Our Team

Our team is committed to providing you with an experience you deserve. From your first phone call to the last postoperative visit, we expect this to be a memorable relationship. There are many changes in the health insurance realm, and our experienced office staff, surgical coordinators, and billing department are able to assist you.

KIM – Practice Manager

Kim joined our practice in 2017 and brought with her 10+ years of experience in the healthcare industry. Her start in dermatology ignited a passion for aesthetics and provided a foundation for her transition to facial plastic surgery. She is driven by creating an exceptional patient experience and working collaboratively with our dedicated staff to support a dynamic and growing practice. Kim holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Hofstra University and, along with her entrepreneurial mindset and administrative background, strives to continually improve all aspects of the business.

CATHY – Director of Patient Care

Cathy has been in the medical field for over 25 years and with Oculoplastic and Orbital Consultants for 10 years. As Director of Patient Care, she works closely with Dr. Connor and serves as a personal contact for your surgery scheduling needs. You will feel at ease with Cathy during your surgical scheduling process because she is attentive, compassionate, and thorough. We are confident that Cathy will ensure that all of your questions are answered, and all of your expectations are addressed. Cathy is a native Floridian and married with two children. She enjoys going to the beach and enjoying time with her family.

CAROLYN – Billing Manager

Carolyn has been with Oculoplastic and Orbital Consultants for 10 years, managing the medical accounts, collections, and insurance process for the practice. With 28 years of experience in the ever-changing medical billing field, she loves the challenge her career offers her. Carolyn graduated Magna Cum Laude from Medaille College in Buffalo with her BBA. Carolyn has extensive experience in medical claim submissions and denials and works hard to ensure insurance companies are taking care of your medical bills appropriately.

MARYLOU – Surgical Coordinator

Marylou has devoted the last 15 years to Oculoplastic and Orbital Consultants, scheduling surgeries for both Dr. Patipa, the founder of the practice, and continuing with Dr. Connor. Marylou’s warmth and friendliness shine through from the first time you speak with her as it is her priority to make patients feel educated and comfortable with their procedure. She serves as a liaison between patient and physician and will guide you through the surgical process from initial consultation to your final post-operative visit. Her thorough understanding of the insurance authorization requirements, visual field testing, and outpatient scheduling help to facilitate a seamless patient experience.

ERIN – Surgical Technician

Erin began working with Dr. Connor in 2012 after having the opportunity to assist him in surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital. With a strong background as a surgical technician for over 6 years, she welcomed the opportunity to lend her expertise as his first assistant in the operating room. Her accuracy and consistency in surgical tool preparation and operating room protocol make her a valuable asset to our practice. You will see Erin at each office visit, and she will be by your side during your surgical procedure. Erin feels lucky to do something she really loves with such a dedicated team that cares so much about their patients. She is a loving mother to her son and enjoys trips to Disney with her husband and family.

JENNIFER – Patient Services Coordinator

Jen is the smiling face that greets all of our patients and your first point of contact to our practice. Her administrative background in patient care for the last nine years enables Jen to ensure a timely schedule, assist patients through the check-in process, and still find time to manage our social media accounts. Her efficiency and attention to detail ensure a seamless experience from your initial consultation to final post-op appointment. She is a true team player, helping everyone in the office in immeasurable ways. Jen is a native Floridian and enjoys spending time with her two children.

MARIA – Patient Services Coordinator

With over 15 years of medical office experience, Maria has been caring for our patients since 2003 when she joined our practice as a front desk coordinator. Her extensive knowledge of insurance enables her to assist patients with their benefits, referrals and any financial responsibility they may incur for their visits or procedures. During check-out, she is happy to answer any additional questions, schedule follow up appointments, coordinate diagnostic testing and advise patients of the surgery process. Maria’s compassionate nature makes her a true asset to both our practice and our patients who need timely appointments and require ongoing care. She is also our resident translator as she speaks both English and Spanish fluently.

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Our staff is happy to answer questions, book your consultation, or help in any other way we can—simply contact us today.